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The Daily Grind

Holed Up

February 26, 2010

Benjamin came home with a headache on Tuesday. Which turned into a fever on Tuesday night. Which turned into puking on Wednesday night. Which turned into… ahhh, never mind. The sick fairies spared John Bear and I the vomiting but left us with severe headaches and congestion. Benjamin pukes like a champ by the way. […]

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Sunday Divine

May 3, 2009

I am not a church goer and may never be. But on every Sunday there is a moment of divine intervention in our apartment when this cottage cheese pancake makes it to my lips. Crispy, fluffy, and perfectly light they have actually brought tears to my eyes before. My parents made them for us when […]

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His first and his last.

March 18, 2009

Because today was Benjamin’s first and his last third birthday and because I didn’t buy him a single present in Austin I spent my lunch break on a mission. My mission was to buy everything I would need to transform his room from a nursery/toddler room…  [Click to continue, although, be warned – there are […]

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Oh snap. This is hard.

February 18, 2009

I haven’t had a cigarette in 48 hours. Feel free to cheer me on. I need it. Because on the inside this is how I feel: Also on my list of shit that’s really messing with me: Benjamin is sick as hell. He’s had a fever for three days. Now I’m feeling sick. I had […]

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To lift your spirits:

December 10, 2008

Slightly random but cheerful stuff to make you smile… Here’s an article I wrote for Single Minded on being a single mom over the holidays. I wrote this weeks ago – hadn’t read it again until now. And, it actually just cheered me up. Odd. Me cheering myself up. Any hoo… I’m completely insane […]

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O’ the stores outside are frightful…

December 4, 2008

Shopping with Benjamin is like pulling teeth. Shopping without Benjamin, as a nearly full-time single mom, is nearly impossible. Stores in general just scare the living shit out of me. If you don’t believe me, read this. So I’m doing 100% of my Christmas shopping online this year (I’m at least going to try my […]

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A cramp in my style…

November 5, 2008

Stress or maybe just too much to do – constantly running myself in a million directions – has weakened my immune system. Now I have some kind of nasty, nasty virus. So here I am, flat on my back, unable to walk across a room without severe pain from this nasty whatever it is. My […]

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The Dirty Laundry.

October 23, 2008

He shows up every Tuesday morning to pick up Benjamin. I gave up asking him about the massive credit card debt of his I had to assume or asking him to help out with Benjamin’s medical bills long ago. Instead I just brief him on Benjamin’s little happenings of the week – he doesn’t know […]

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“Is your blog your boyfriend?”, etc.

October 11, 2008

Someone asked me if my blog was my boyfriend yesterday. I said – “Yes!” without hesitation. This blog is my boyfriend. It keeps me happy, makes me laugh and sometimes talks back. And it occupies my evenings. Ha! Is that nuts? I’m not sure… I’ve always been an extremely driven workaholic and writing has always been my passion.

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Apocalypse Now?

October 8, 2008

Or will it be next month? Feels like it’s only a matter of time. My little sister called me from the bar she works at in Virginia. Dave Matthews pops up every once in a while, it’s a hot spot. “No one is here. It’s weird.” She says, her voice echoing amidst the empty tables […]

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