Archive for January, 2009

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

subject run, subject redux, subject at rest

i went to bed last night with a conversation i couldn’t speak aloud running through my head. my OB – or rather, my former OB, as Dave, my mother, and various medical professionals have begged me to swear that i am never, ever putting anyone through another of my “special” pregnancies – has become something […]

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Saturday, January 24th, 2009

my birthday pressssent

Originally uploaded by o&poecormier a year ago this morning, i woke up well before dawn in a tidy brown English hotel with jet lag and a faint gin headache, more from lack of sleep than excess of indulgence. i’d been circumspect, but careful. i crept into the deco-tiled bathroom and pulled a thin plastic package […]

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

at the age of 37

this past Saturday morning i woke up to a washing machine that had given up the ghost and gone to appliance heaven in the middle of a load of dirty diapers. very dirty diapers. apparently the washing machine rapture was unable to wait for my childrens’ poop to complete the rinse cycle. this coming Saturday […]

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Thursday, January 15th, 2009

a love that dare not speak its name

(…or rather, love by one who cannot speak.) you have your first crush, daughter. on your brother. (ahem…it’s true, that’s not as unusual as it ought to be ’round here. we have entire towns in these parts where only two or three last names can be found on the mailboxes…we’re, uh, like royalty that way, […]

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Monday, January 12th, 2009


they are getting bigger. nothing odd in this and really, it shouldn’t come as news. they’re children. the job of children appears to be to grow (or to clutter one’s household, interrupt one’s sleep, and use up one’s extra income that one otherwise wasn’t sure what to do with. either way). but it feels as […]

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

my favourite deadly sin is gluttony

i’ve been thinking a lot about food lately. two separate flu bugs in the first three days of 2009 actually started the year off with weight loss, for once. worry not. i’ve made up for it since…those Christmas chocolates were at risk of spoilage. food is my crutch, my weak spot, my pleasure, though we […]

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

at epiphany

tonight, before bed, Dave was reading The Lorax to Oscar. it’s a Suess i missed out on as a kid, so i only heard it for the first time this past year. it’s a thinly veiled anti-industrialist Book of Revelations or An Inconvenient Truth for the younger set…or more likely, really, for their parents. in […]

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Friday, January 2nd, 2009


i rang in the new year with an honest-to-god blizzard and the flu. if new year’s day is a harbinger of what the year will bring, 2009 is looking pretty cloistered…the plows didn’t even try to make it down our small street until this morning, so we had snow half-way up the front door and […]

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