Archive for May, 2007

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

faith, hope, & charity

yes, May has apparently been meme month. i’m trying to cut down my consumption of memes (though i am enjoying using the word immensely, darling Dave) as well the contagion i spread to others, but to round out the month and hopefully step into June all pure and untagged, this particular chain letter seemed worthy. […]

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

the hand that rocks the cradle rules the word

there is a petty, bloodless battle being waged in our house about the meaning of the word “meme.” yes, it’s true. my name is Bonnie and i come from a domain of hopeless geekdom, alas. or at the very least, Dave is rubbing off on me. and not nearly so often as would be nice […]

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

morning has broken

…why doesn’t somebody fix it? i know. i’m hilarious. but all my life, i’ve suspected that morning was a cruel plot dreamed up by sadists in order to rob me of the pleasure of my warm, sleepy nest…no other purpose for it than that. one of the reasons i think i hesitated about parenthood until […]

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Monday, May 28th, 2007


i don’t really have a gardening soul. i grew up in apartments, with a healthy fear of the wormy, soily outdoors. a significant part of me still thinks of dirt as dirty, and in my secret heart i like my baby carrots pleasantly pre-packaged and washed off. i own seed packets which swear they’ll grow […]

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Thursday, May 24th, 2007

riddle me this

the housecleaners came today, thank Jesus. since last November, they’ve been coming every four or five weeks, two women my own age, and scrubbing the floors and the bathroom and the windows, leaving our tidy but grubby little house grime-free for twelve whole minutes and bringing me great joy and a profound sense of freedom. […]

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Monday, May 21st, 2007

and if we don’t get a holiday

the twenty-fourth of May is the Queen’s birthday and if we don’t get a holiday we’ll all run away when i was a little girl, my dear, beloved, older-than-God grandmother used to recite that little ditty every May, just in time for the May 24th long weekend to roll around…a rhyme from her own childhood, […]

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Friday, May 18th, 2007

i am fridge, hear me roar

because i am a sheep, and it’s apparently annual meme cleanout day on ye olde intertubes, i present with you with a clever merging of two separate tags that have been languishing in my inbox. behold, my very own transmogrified mutant meme! woot! (yes, it’s Friday night and i’m drinking. by myself. could you tell?) […]

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Thursday, May 17th, 2007

and the friend of the year award goes to Auntie Sae

Oscar got a package in the mail yesterday…a belated birthday box all the way from Korea. Miffy has come to our house! Miffy for mommy Oscar! oh, the rabbity goodness. in the box: a Miffy doctor set (with a patient chart in Korean, no less…tres chic). Miffy growth chart. Miffy teezle (way cool, kinda confusing). […]

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

love song

Oscar went to the sitter’s for the first time today. all day.  all day. i had the whole day, from nine-thirtyish until four, to myself.  at home.  around town.  i was a single white female just catching up on things, making calls, dropping off job applications, running out to pick up milk, weeding a small […]

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Sunday, May 13th, 2007

a Mother’s Day card

roses are red, violets are blue… Mother’s Day has me tongue-tied …and how about you? i have been struggling to write some kind of Mother’s Day post for three days now, but you all keep beating me to it. and not by blowing posies and sunbeams at my posterior, bless you for your dignity and […]

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