Archive for November, 2008

Friday, November 28th, 2008

at least no one died

we were dancing. Posey and i, on our first day to ourselves in more than a week, both of us slightly flu-impaired and grumpy but mercifully alone, the house ours, our day free from doctor’s appointments and toddlers and other civil company. she’d been kvetching in her swing, so i picked her up, grabbed the […]

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

white flag

this morning, scrubbing vomit from Oscar’s dismantled bed and diarrhea from the playmats downstairs, shaking out the day’s third load of innards-encrusted laundry before noon and sanitizing my chapped hands one more time to try to protect the howling Posey from her brother’s ongoing misery, i located my brain. it’s been AWOL, lost in the […]

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

this fancy

two sick kids and grandparents visiting while Dave’s away in England. my thoughts clot up for lack of time, for want of downtime in the 24/7 press of feeding and tidying and playing and doing. my house clots up with snot and baby wipes, despite the helpful extra pairs of hands who clean the shed […]

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Sunday, November 16th, 2008

a quiet place

sometimes it steals up on me, like that six-foot rugby chick from my misspent youth, the one with the steel cleats and the hamhock legs. out of the corner of my eye, i catch a glimpse, a shadow…and then WHUMPH. she hits me like a train. i’ve been hit enough times to know what’s happening, […]

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Thursday, November 13th, 2008


Oscar is learning that his body is his own, these days. in corollary news, my house smells like urine. we tried full-on potty boot camp last weekend, since Dave had a few extra days off and nothing says vacation like wiping piss off the floor. in hindsight, we should’ve just flown to Thailand for the […]

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Sunday, November 9th, 2008

boy, 2, questioned in local incident

Originally uploaded by o&poecormier at first i was sure he was innocent. i mean, look at that face…those curls…that sweet expression. what could bring more joy to a mama’s heart than to see her boy snuggling her baby, both of them smiling? then i looked a little more closely at the photographic evidence. more specifically, […]

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

the morning after

…and we Canadians can finally get our lives – and our news channels – back. whew. this morning feels historic, even way up here north of the border. i fell asleep before the race was called last night, but i watched Obama’s acceptance speech on youtube this morning, and damned if there wasn’t a whole […]

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Saturday, November 1st, 2008


Originally uploaded by o&poecormier …they abound. her whole face lights up. i’d forgotten how nothing is quite so heart-melting as a baby’s first smiles. someday, if the world is kind, she’ll flash this same cock-eyed grin – with teeth, we’re hoping teeth come with the package in good time – to some kindred soul, and […]

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