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Joy unmasked

Posted on October 31, 2008

Halloween at school.¬† I didn’t know what to expect, but I have been preparing for weeks, gathering little things: a new pair of hot pink tights with metallic silver threads here, a pair of pink and purple shimmery slippers there. I had marked the time off, ready to spend Friday morning at school for the Halloween parade.¬†Imagine my surprise when I peeked at the yellow slip affixed to the fridge this morning, just a casual glance as I reached for the milk. …Thursday, October 30th… What?! I bleated to Sean that I had the days mixed up, and so it was that twenty minutes before we were due at school that we began a rather frantic sprint to get Briar and Avery outfitted for…

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Posted on October 31, 2008

Ok, I understand the reality that not all clothes fit the same, that is to say, a size 10 by company x might fit like a 10, while a size 10 from another brand fits like a 6 or a 16. I try things on, I squat and twist, bend and peek around at the backside, but I’ll be damned if I wait ten minutes to figure out if they fit or not. Here’s the description of a pair of pants in one of the catalogs that came in today’s mail: Runs small, order one size larger. Need to wear pants at least 10 minutes for proper fit; body heat molds stretch fabric to the body. Should fit snugly on the waist and hips…

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Let’s get rid of the nasty pulva, shall we?

Posted on October 29, 2008

So all the field trips have us all good’n tuckered out. And the state of my hair has been, well, not as bad as the resident Barbies who’ve taken to bathing in the dishwasher… But still, I got it cut. While Ave Swiffed. And Fin practiced her newest trick. And Briar contemplated how soon she could begin dating. So, in other news, Amy had her baby, Yakima lost a great lady and my far-away friend went and got herself hitched! What’s happening with you?

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Hope to see you there!

Posted on October 22, 2008

Tonight was the open house at Briar’s pre-school. I was excited, eager to prove my mettle a parent (Super-working mom able to manage small details). Sean didn’t feel quite the same way after watching me return crestfallen from the first “Parent Planning Session” a couple weeks ago. I shifted everything on my schedule, sprinted and generally lost my senses in order to be on time for the 9:10am meeting that promised to be “quick, easy and informative.” I anticipated at least 14 parents, maybe more, and the teacher. Had I been a bit less flustered I would have realized that the likelihood of the teacher attending was slim as she would be teaching, duh! That meeting turned to be a sucker meeting that other…

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