Monthly Archives: October 2012

On the Bright Side, My Car is Now Clean

I’m a lucky girl.  My mother-in-law was able to come up on Tuesday and Wednesday to help watch the boys since I wasn’t supposed to be very close to them  after swallowing  the radioactive iodine pills I had to take for the thyroid scan.  Her presence turned two crappy days into two very productive ones. [...]

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The Fear of Uncertainty

I keep sitting down to write these past few weeks and ending up with nothing.  I check my nonsensical gibberish in the notes section on my phone, think about funny or important things happening in the world, in New York or with my family.  Sometimes I just put my fingers on the keyboard and see [...]

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The Hired Help…For Free

We are visiting my parents this weekend with a special added bonus:  my in-laws are here, too.  Pretty neat, huh? Yes, we are in a very fortunate situation where my parents and my in-laws get along wonderfully.  Like, they visit each other even when we aren’t around.  Even though they live nine hours away from [...]

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Babies and Beer in Brooklyn

When Carlitos was first born my husband and I had just turned 26.  Our friends were still living it up.  Hardcore.  Well, hardcore for artsy fartsy types.  Which I think simply translates to lots of pot. What do I know? I was suddenly busy making sure my organic lettuce had been triple washed and that [...]

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Forward

I have been having fantasies lately. Prints.  Carpets.  Color.  Organization. Yes, décor fantasies. The thing is, I got pregnant at 25 years old.  Then we got married once Carlitos turned one.  We lived in Washington, D.C., and then moved to Maryland.  Suddenly we were in Harlem.  Next up, Brooklyn. Basically we have done everything backwards.  [...]

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