Archive for August, 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

well schooled

Oscar said “bye bye” today, for the first time. and the second, and the twenty-second. suddenly, clear as a bell, he is all about farewells. and September is in the air, here, lurking in the crisp chill that comes with the dew, and the drop of the sky into darkness earlier, earlier…and i have that […]

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

sleeping around

i love my bed. i love it with a visceral, limb-splaying, full-body passion, so much that Dave will attest what a piss-poor job i do jumping out of it in the morn, even when it’s bright and summery outside and there’s a sweet laughing Oscar to play with. i live a terrible struggle, friends, between […]

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Sunday, August 26th, 2007

chemical neighbourhood

Dave, o strapping specimen of courage that he is, is outside cleaning the shed. his parents were here for the past couple of days, looking after O while our sitter’s camping with her own family, visiting with us, and generally just being the wickedly energetic, capable, helpful people they always are. seriously. i’ve won the […]

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007


we are insured, once again. Excellent, Smithers. rubs preternaturally long fingers together with smug satisfaction.  then remembers to thank you all for being a kick-ass wall of support, replete with good advice.  i didn’t yell once.  i was very, very pleasant…in a Christopher Walken kind of way. miraculously, between my measured, date-laden, “i’m sure there’s […]

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

cooperate this

i need to ask. it has been pointed out to me in the past, by a certain someone who shall remain nameless but who lives in my house, is more than two feet tall, and is not a cat, that i sometimes overreact to petty bureaucratic irritations. this person attests that it was not necessary […]

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Monday, August 20th, 2007

corny (or inappropriate ways my family enjoys vegetables)

Oscar tried corn for the first time the other night. fresh corn, local, sweet and tender…manna from heaven, this stuff. it’s been a poor growing season here this summer, with a cold, cold spring and a dry, brief summer, but the corn – unlike last month’s pitiful strawberry crop – seems to have emerged unscathed […]

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Sunday, August 19th, 2007

boy’s mother seeks doll

we were supposed to go across the great puddle to Nova Scotia this weekend…but we didn’t. we stayed home. in the rain. no first birthday party for Oscar’s baby cousin, no Cirque du Soleil, no hanging out at the beach on a real-live blog date with the achingly sweet and salty Kate…no gathering with some […]

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Thursday, August 16th, 2007


ponyboy we interrupt your regularly scheduled stream of silence from the crib to announce that we are still alive. the houseguests left this morning. tomorrow is a local holiday. praise be. so we went to the fair. more accurately, we went to the annual midway – locally referred to as “The Exhibition” – which comes […]

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Friday, August 10th, 2007

summer and my discontent

ah, summer.  sweet, humid, vapid summer…season of sunny delight.  if all our cultural, seasonal stereotypes marched off to high school together, summer’d get to be head cheerleader. except this summer has been kicking my ass like some kind of sadistic personal trainer, instead.  without me even getting a single toned ab in the process. our […]

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

the dog ate my homework

i was gonna make a pretty post showcasing all the kitschy stuff i’ve gathered and inherited and scored over lo, these many years, just because Mad asked…but then i remembered the yard sale i had when i left the country, and the flood that devoured the boxes stored in my mother’s basement while i was […]

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