From the monthly archives:

November 2009

What Next?

November 30, 2009

I’m asking my single mom readers what I should make next to feature on my single mom blog, a ring, a t-shirt, a tote or a sexy apron?

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Thanks, etc.

November 29, 2009

Knight costume Knight costume Do you think if I played dead for a day I’d wake up and the house would be clean, the bags would be packed, the cooking would be finished and the Thanksgiving meals would be had. Nah. And I wouldn’t want to miss all of this. For the first time in […]

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Evasion?

November 25, 2009

On Friday afternoon I got a phone call from my little sister, Anna. “You really should be here. I don’t know if we’re going to make it on time.” My mother had to vacate her house for its new owners by noon on Saturday and when my sister called she had already been frantically helping […]

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Smile (Brighter) Contest

November 24, 2009

On Friday afternoon I got a phone call from my little sister, Anna. “You really should be here. I don’t know if we’re going to make it on time.” My mother had to vacate her house for its new owners by noon on Saturday and when my sister called she had already been frantically helping […]

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I’m not crazy

November 19, 2009

This weekend – the first of Benjamin’s “every other” weekends with his father – John Bear and I had two nights and one full day of long overdue us time. We haven’t had a weekend solo since our trip to the Poconos and New York City in August… and given all of the stress I’ve […]

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Overdue

November 15, 2009

Remember this? Now read this: Katherine, I bought insurance and have the confirmation. Let me know! I sent it 10 days ago, maybe longer. A Hi Alaina, Yes we received your package!! Thank you very much for being so generous. We were all blown away by the amount of earrings you sent. I have attached […]

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The hero deadbeat?

November 11, 2009

Remember this? Now read this: Katherine, I bought insurance and have the confirmation. Let me know! I sent it 10 days ago, maybe longer. A Hi Alaina, Yes we received your package!! Thank you very much for being so generous. We were all blown away by the amount of earrings you sent. I have attached […]

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Small World

November 10, 2009

Benjamin calls everyone a Stinky Goober. I can’t be sure but I think he learned that one from John Bear, who has also imparted on him the joy of making every bodily function noise known to man – loudly and hysterically. Yesterday when I picked Benjamin up from his Big Boy school a concerned teacher […]

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How do you work it?

November 7, 2009

The plane lands with a jerk as I reach under the seat to rescue my purse from its lonely spot on the floor. I turn my face toward the piece of chewed gum the passenger before me wedged into the pleather fold of the seat pocket. This way it can’t catch my hair. When I […]

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Flying

November 5, 2009

My little sister wrote this unbelievable story.  The main character, a young woman who has been mauled by a crazed dog feels as if the ugliness inside of her is now on the outside for everyone (namely the men she dates) to see. The short story is actually published, for real, in a for real […]

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