Archive for March, 2007

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

out like a lion

when i was a little girl, my elderly grandmother and i spent a lot of time together…just she and i and a series of star-crossed cats she had whose names i – the name-obsessed – can never quite recall. my grandmother was born in 1904. she married late, at the spinsterish age of thirty-four, a […]

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Thursday, March 29th, 2007

leonard cohen’s never gonna bring my groceries in

my final word on the mommy-identity adjustment stuff… i love Nancy White. not the very cool online community guru Nancy White who’s chairing the community track at BlogHer this summer, though (ahem…loud bragging name-dropping-by-proxy alert) Dave co-presented with her in NY last fall and says i’d love her too. and i’d love to love her, […]

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

where the wild things…were

so, Oscar apparently wants to cut hair when he grows up. he was content, he was cheerful, he was downright tickled by the sparkliness of his environment. O sat parked in his stroller like Miss America on parade, gawking at the pretty blue cylinders with the combs sterilizing in them, smiling and waving at all […]

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

only your real friends will tell you

i’ve been noticing, lately, that a certain metamorphosis seems to have settled on me like a permanent new skin…much as i’ve tried to ward it off with incantations and denial. it sneaks up on me in mirrors and other reflective objects, announcing itself to my unwilling eyes, breaking through the bravado of my self-delusion. i […]

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007

music bucket, or yes, i am actually seventy-three years old

so, i have this new kinda blog crush on Slouching Mom, whose site i finally made it to after seeing her comments on other sites for…well…about as long as i’ve been skanking around on other sites, basically. make that, like, a month. i’m a slow adopter when it comes to using new technologies to their […]

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007


Oscar, boy. in a book that your eager father will probably read to you sometime…oh…next year, there is a short little, old little person named Bilbo Baggins, who is having a birthday party. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, which is a furry, hungry, pleasant sort of little creature that you quite resemble, actually, except for […]

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

real moms

S over at Bull in a China Shop tagged me last night for the “real moms” meme. Kristen started it, and has a great gallery of contributions up for perusal…among them, S holding her son close and tight in spite of puke, and Kelly‘s musings on the scars that mark her childrens’ births on her […]

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Monday, March 19th, 2007

is there a manifesto for this gig?

i have been remiss. or at least a little slow. the older i get the more i seem to unable to be quite as mannerly as i’d like to be…and it’s not just my ornery genes at fault, either. i am, inevitably, slightly out of step with the etiquette appropriate to a given situation. after […]

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Friday, March 16th, 2007

first blood

it is an amazing thing, watching your child learn to stand on his own two feet. it is also drama of high proportion…especially when it gets bloody. for the past couple of days, Oscar has been standing all by himself. if there’s a surface anywhere that will hold his weight, up he gets, tottering on […]

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007

meta-mommy goes hog wild

i know…more thinking. this is getting like school. i, of course, was one of those Lisa Simpson-types who liked school…at least until junior high. i spent junior high exiled to the hallways, the result of a sassy little tongue that i hadn’t learned to hold, and a deep, abiding, hopeless longing to be more bad-ass […]

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