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The Bag of Hope

December 19, 2011

I open the door to an almost empty waiting room. “Can you sign in here please?” Why is there nobody here?  This can’t be a good sign. I sign in, hand the receptionist my necessary cards. “Oh, I talked to you yesterday, didn’t I?  You’ve been having some problems, right?” Girl, I got problems...
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Ancient Reptilian Skin

December 15, 2011
Ancient Reptilian Skin

We are so going to do this. Yes we are! – – – – – – – – – – I can’t believe we just did that. I know!  We are so crazy! What do we do if we get pulled over? You know what we have to do. We swallow it all. We...
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I Love

October 13, 2011

There has been a lot of stress. A lot of yearning for what is so close yet so far. A lot of struggle to get past what I don’t love about this situation. And so, inspired by Lemmonex who was inspired by SheLikesPurple, I have created a Love List. I love a good night’s...
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Deep Sleep and Bloody Knuckles

August 11, 2011
Deep Sleep and Bloody Knuckles

In the deep of a dream I hear a sound. The dream takes a turn as the sound becomes familiar, but somehow alarming. My heart awakens me abruptly, beating fast and hard before I even realize what is happening. I spring to my feet and peek through the window a mere three feet from...
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RemembeRED: So, Do You Wanna Play?

July 19, 2011
RemembeRED: So, Do You Wanna Play?

I drive over to the party by myself.  I am totally okay with going alone.  It’s an acquaintance’s house,  and after putting and end to a long, unhealthily pointless relationship I feel independent. I walk in well after dark, but the Texas heat still hangs heavy.  The “party” is more like a small gathering...
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Middle Class Wannabe

April 18, 2011

Over the weekend I was talking with someone about stuff beyond I-feel-fat and omg-do-you-hate-my-hair and our conversation drifted to the state of the economy.  Or, more specifically, about how she heard that America’s economic woes have been caused by all of the programs and services our government tries to provide to the undeserving, lazy,...
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Tuesday’s List

March 15, 2011

Perhaps the fevers associated with the croup followed by an ear infection went to Hayden’s head, but this past week he was extra verbal.  And extra creative.  He spoke his mind with naivete and managed to tell me some very interesting “stories.” “My penis is a rocket.” “There’s nothing I can do about it. ...
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Navel Gazing

February 24, 2011

I used to be a sweetsaholic. I craved rich, chocolaty, don’t-insult me-with-your-flan kind of sweets. Then I had to cut that out. The sweets started keeping me up at night. And just making me feel gross.  So I just replaced the sugar with salt. ———- When I was pregnant I found many foods to...
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Faded Lines

January 10, 2011

“Scott!  C’meer! ” “What?” “There’s a line!  Look!” “I don’t see it.” “Yes, you do.  It’s really faint, almost a shadow.  See?” He picks it up, turns it this way and that in the light.  Puts it down. “I don’t see it.” I pick up a bobby pin to use as a pointer and...
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God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

October 10, 2010
God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

I am following in the footsteps of many and posting on something of utmost importance.  Although I have wanted to write openly about this for awhile, I am here with conflicting emotions. With a heavy heart, because I am saddened by the recent loss of five teenagers and by how the people of our...
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Surrender

September 7, 2010
Surrender

Prior to having H, I had an idea of what kind of parent I wanted to be.  There would be rules.  Structure.  Expectations.  But there would also be understanding.  Acceptance.  And non-violent teaching.  It’s always good to have a clear plan before jumping into the hardest thing you’ll ever do in life.  And to...
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This Post Is BPA, Gluten, Fat, and Sugar Free

June 1, 2010
This Post Is BPA, Gluten, Fat, and Sugar Free

And it’s vegan, too.  Okay, not vegan (remember the wheat-grass fad?  Yuck!). Let’s get on with it. I am a member of a couple of Yahoo groups for mommies, where moms can discuss issues they are having with their kids and get answers from those who have been through it.  For the most part...
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A Beard Story

May 20, 2010
A Beard Story

It was a nice day, so Hayden and I were at the park.  We went for a run, rode the train, and were enjoying the sunshine.  Hayden in his aviators, I in my grocery-store-favorites.  I was doing a little stretching while Hayden played in the grass when I noticed a man woman, about 20...
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Salmon With Secret Pesto

April 28, 2010
Salmon With Secret Pesto

Hayden loves salmon, and he loves the idea of sauce (probably for its potential mess).  When I told him this was “Secret Pesto” he went after it with enthusiasm and cleaned his plate!  The “secret” ingredient is… collard greens!  Tossing some greens into your pesto makes it just that much better for you, and...
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