From the monthly archives:

March 2009

You had me at hello.

March 31, 2009

I’ve had hate mail before. I’ve never published it though because typically it’s directed to single mothers. I can take it but I don’t want to hurt your feelings so they never see the light of day. But today’s piece of hate mail – courtesy of Michelle M. (who can be reached at michy949@gmail.com) – is [...]

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Oh yeah, baby.

March 30, 2009

For the next six months I’ll be driving one of these…   If you didn’t see me freak out about it on Twitter, Ford called me earlier this afternoon and told me Benjamin and I had been chosen as Ford Fiesta agents. Well, Benjamin is more of a side kick but don’t tell him that.   [...]

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Shoot.

March 29, 2009

On Friday I took the morning off so I could get ready for my 11:00 a.m. photo shoot.  After Mia (she’s so awesome) took Benjamin to daycare my friend Del (just as awesome) came over at 9:00 a.m. to do my make up. And in less than two minutes my kitchen table looked like a [...]

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My Camera (and My Aprons).

March 27, 2009

You’re all asking about the camera.  I thought you might but I didn’t want to shock you with the sticker price of my newest toy in my last post. To me, $679.00 is a hell of a lot of money but I splurged on this puppy anyway. Why? Because life is too damn short not [...]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, II

March 27, 2009

Buy yourself something.  Every once in a while, buying yourself a big present is totally okay. Especially when – nearly three years later – you’ve paid off the massive debt you assumed when you realized your bankrupt ex-husband’s credit card was also in your name.  If you do splurge, pass on the fancy jeans and [...]

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Single and Fabulous (?)

March 26, 2009

I am single. And I like to think I am fabulous. But what if I’m not? I’m not digging for compliments here. I’m just trying to explore something so bear with me… My wrinkles are ever so subtly beginning to take over my forehead, my eyebrows are even falling, my gray hair is multiplying at [...]

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My Dream Boy

March 24, 2009

Last fall before I rushed out the door to meet Cabin Man… I wrote a post reflecting on Benjamin’s birth. In it I mentioned a vision of his face I’d had while pregnant: The dreams intensified in the last few months of my pregnancy and once, in a night dream, I saw his face. He [...]

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Fiesta, Fiesta!

March 22, 2009

Benjamin’s party went off without a hitch. Miraculously. Somehow – between Benjamin’s birthday on Wednesday and his party on Saturday – I managed (with Mia’s help) to morph my upstairs guest room into an office and my living room into – well – just a living room. I even had time to decorate with daisies.  [...]

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Isabelle’s Story, Part II

March 22, 2009

If you missed Part I of Isabelle’s Story, click here. And thanks to everyone who entered the cookbook giveaway contest. I’ll be e-mailing the winners in the next 24 hours.  It’s been a tough year. By Isabelle I’m still reeling from all that has happened and still trying to work it out in my head [...]

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Single Mom Friday Zen

March 20, 2009

There is a light at the end of every tunnel.  You just have to find yours.  When you see it, you’ll know. One hint: the light won’t be a person, unless you’re looking in the mirror. Fun weekend reading for you, while I scramble to get my house ready for an influx of party guests…  [...]

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