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Posted on April 27, 2007

Yesterday afternoon I had an event for work, a little thing called Pie in the Plaza. It was an event I did not conceive, but was appointed to name and market. Sean, ever the dream-come-true-husband, came to my rescue and created a logo for it. I’d say it was free, but I think we can say I have paid for it through enduring the teasing regarding my advanced age (2 years and nine months older). In any case, the logo worked and we had a pretty decent turn out all things considered – These things being pies from a convenience store, an alley as the location, a torn up street as the back drop, and a 3-5pm time making it a work unfriendly schedule.…

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Taking Care of Business

Posted on April 27, 2007

The other night I played on a Scrabble team. I know, try and hold back your awe at my hipness. One of Sean’s clients signed his business up as a team for a Scrabble for Literacy fundraiser, so we did – despite the fact that Sean and I have not played Scrabble together in well over a year because somebody thinks somebody is a cheater (apparently being better than me at singing, playing innumerable musical instruments, drawing, painting and taking pictures isn’t enough, to lose to me at Scrabble is more insult than he can bear…some time ago the Scrabble game was “lost”). I arrived late after what was not a shining moment of motherhood – Picture the scene:I had to be to the…

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I see you

Posted on April 25, 2007

From the moment you wake up to the moment you ratchet your little butt up in the air to go down for the night, you have a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eye. Your laughter has exploded throughout every room of this house and seems to echo even as you sleep at night. You spring up from anything Briar throws, kicks or jabs your way. Lately your desire to talk to us has kept perfect time with an explosion of words, and though sometimes it takes us a moment or two, you have been patient with us. Thank you my sweetest little one. You need to know that I’ve fallen magnificently in love with you. When I scoop you in…

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Flirting with time

Posted on April 25, 2007

I sit in the chair by the window, sunlight warming my shoulder, my legs tucked beneath me, while Avery sleeps in my lap. Sean has gone upstairs to get Briar who has been calling out theatrically pronouncing herself ready to get out of bed for a few minutes. I love listening to them. “Hi Dad.” “Hey Briar. Good morning my big girl.” “I just woked up, Dad. I waked myself up.” “I know. I heard you talking so I came upstairs.” “I was talking when I woke myself up. I’n wearing a kitty nightgown, I’n wearing it, it’s mines.” “I see that. I love your kitty nightgown.” “Me too. Hold me Dad.” “Ok.” “Ooh, my pillow. I need mine pillow.” “Ok. Let’s get your…

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How I spent my Earth Day

Posted on April 24, 2007

Briar spent the whole day looking like the cat that ate the canary…who wouldn’t after a winter cooped up indoors? Ironically she insisted on wearing a down filled vest, like a nor’easter was going to blow through and she mustn’t be left unprepared. And Avery showed me how to look at everything as if seeing it for the first time…she also calls everything “butt” right now. Butt – bird Bawt – bath Baht – bed Ba-uht, ba-uht, BA-UHT – loosely translated that’s “Mom, mom, for the love of god look up and see the plane. It’s right there!” It was perfect, hope yours was too.

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