Archive for April, 2007

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

let them eat cake

today is my very first blogoversary. please help yourself to a virtual cupcake. a year ago today, i waded – waddled, really, since i was 35 weeks pregnant and all out in front – into the blogosphere, and welcomed the world to the crib. the world didn’t particularly seem to notice…but i didn’t know any […]

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

mercy in the world

sometimes i envy the ostriches. not just their long necks and big eyes…though they could give supermodels a run for their money in the ‘gawky with long eyelashes’ category. it’s more the metaphorical ostrich, head in the sand, oblivious to the sorrows of the world, whose willful blindness i covet. i’m often plenty blind, all […]

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Thursday, April 5th, 2007

wherein i whine and wish for balance

i am standing on a crossroads, it seems…and i don’t know which way to go. my maternity leave ends tomorrow. and i have been grieving. not overtly, but rather in a quiet, self-pitying, forlorn, why-the-bleep-does-the-world-hate-me kind of way. you know. subtly and maturely. none of my choices seem clear or simple from here, and the […]

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

lilacs out of the dead land

in the midst of a bustling, disorganized, busted flat kinda week, i’ve been given something lovely. Little Monkies gave me this for this. be still my heart. in prefacing her nomination, Fran wrote about the sorrows of April, and the strange coincidences and convergences of birth and death that are April to me too.  i’ve […]

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Sunday, April 1st, 2007

the april fool answers all your questions

so the 50-foot-tall Redneck Mommy batted her impressive eyelashes and threw me a few questions. i was, of course, secretly hoping to be chosen, standing by the bleachers in my best dress, trying to look taller. Redneck Mommy made my day. i frequently wish life was as simple – and as full of harmless flirtations, […]

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