Skillet Sliders

April 17, 2012
Skillet Sliders

I had a pound of good ground beef, but it was too warm out for chile, and I am so over pasta with sauce.  So what to cook to please a four year old?  Sliders. Why do they call them sliders?  Supposedly because they are easy to slide down an eating counter, but tonight...
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Being Ready To Say Goodbye Doesn’t Mean It Is Easy

April 16, 2012

When the car pulled up and the young couple got out, I had almost forgotten. “C’mon Hayden!  Let’s go show them the rocking chair!” Being the good sport and instant friend-maker that he is, Hayden showed them the rocking chair, and since they loved that he assumed they’d love all of his stuff.  He...
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A Perfect Time To Write About Nothing

April 13, 2012

This is the perfect time for writing. Hayden is off at school, and I am sitting in front of my computer with a peanut butter sandwich. I am wearing sweat pants and haven’t washed my hair today. Outside?  It is forty-nine degrees, dark and pouring, and the workers who are here to fix our...
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My Latest Loves

April 10, 2012

I love shopping. KIDDING. I actually do not like shopping, I just like buying stuff.  I like new stuff that looks cool. And I like new clothes and new food and new books and new plants. I cannot always buy new things, so I do a lot of window shopping, mostly online and through...
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Must. Have. Eggs.

April 9, 2012

Lesson learned from Easter: Hayden only likes Eggie Weggies (defined as scrambled eggs). Hayden does not like hard-boiled eggs. Nor does he like egg salad. Fortunately, I love making and eating egg salad and am fixated on when I can get my next helping. Must. Make. More. Egg. Salad. – – – – –...
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It Wasn’t What I Expected

April 5, 2012

I allow myself to think about maybe.  Maybe we can go somewhere fancy.  Maybe there will be a surprise.  But it always fails. The maybe never unfolds. I tell myself that it doesn’t matter. That I wasn’t expecting anything because it’s not important. And on the surface, that’s true. But deep down?  I was...
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Tuesday’s List

April 3, 2012

Can I watch TV? After school can I watch a show? Daaaddy, Mommy said I can watch TWO episodes of Olivia!  You get the idea.  My son is concerned with his next TV show likes it his last meal, so much that his little shows haunt me in my sleep (I woke up this...
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Maybe We’re Stuck With Camel Toes After All

April 2, 2012
Maybe We’re Stuck With Camel Toes After All

When I try on a pair of skinny jeans, I expect them to give me a camel toe. Not because that’s the look I’m after, but because nine times out of ten skinny jeans on a non-model equal encased sausage. Finding a pair of jeans that works is golden. My son, who is of...
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Preparing For My Career As a Foley Artist

March 30, 2012

I should stick to writing, although I have been a having a hard time putting my fingers to the keys, lately.  But because it’s Friday and I’m silly, I will share some of my silliness with you.  Yes, I am aware that I look shifty on camera.  I swear I am not on anything,...
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Battling the Beasts

March 28, 2012

The beasts give me a gnarly stare as I run out to get the last three days’ mail.  Just when I think I have forgotten them I am reminded of the ugliness. Deep rooted and tough, ignoring them won’t make them go away.  After decades of neglect, small efforts only seem to make them...
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