Archive for July, 2010

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010


in the backyard, there is a box. six feet by three, two feet deep. in it, a jungle. i eye it nervously. last spring, when Dave’s father built these garden boxes for us and delivered them, Dave told Oscar we’d grow lettuce, and tomatoes, and wax beans. and cucumbers. oh, the cucumbers, he promised. visions of […]

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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

at the red light

it was this morning, after i dropped the kids off. i pulled up at the stoplight just a second too late to coast through the grace period left behind in the wake of a turn signal.  i was too busy cursing out the dawdler ahead who had damned me to a whole forty-five seconds of […]

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Anne of Green Gables, never change

i am in the doorway, saying goodnight. i blow kisses and, to stem the inevitable Mommy! i want to tell you one more thing! i begin to sing. the song is a direct result of the chapter book Oscar and i have started this week, his first ever. Anne of Green Gables. it is his […]

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010

i got some things that are beautiful

we went away for a week and i was mostly offline and i did not die. yes, gather round, all ye internet hordes, and quiver at my testimony. i unplugged and lived to tell the tale. here’s the shocking part: it was easy. hell, i didn’t even flop around on the ground like a dying […]

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