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Mid-Morning Rant

Posted on February 27, 2006

Sean’s on deadline and struggling with a “difficult” client, so I can’t vent to him.The people I would usually vent to in the office are going through crap of their own.So I am turning to the blog. My retreat. My outlet. The welcome void I can stick my head into and scream at the top of my lungs. Give me strength to deal with on man who can’t yank his head out of the sand and another who’s head is so far up his ass I can’t even remember what his face looks like. Huge apologies to my in-laws and other innocent souls who have come to read about Briar and are instead getting my workplace vitriol. Most days I can handle a little…

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A Story and Some Pictures

Posted on February 23, 2006

Hanging out with Briar has changed so much in the past month. Everything is so interactive since she has become such a sponge. Sean will sit on the couch with her and say, “Can you say “nana”? “uhnana,” she responds. “Can you say “grandma”? “amma,” she chirps. “Can you say “Ella”? “ula-ula-ula-la-la-la-ula!” she exclaims. Every once in a while he or I will slip in a word she’s never said and she’ll be totally game and give it a whirl. It’s inspiring. Again, learning from a child how to let go of fear and hesitation, just do it. Experience it. Have fun. And watching her learn the power of language is amazing. You can see the little wheels turning as she says something and…

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Sleeping Girl

Posted on February 21, 2006

Yesterday Briar and I went to the doctor to check into this cough she’s had for a while now. They said she looked good, no infection, but gave us some decongestant and cough medicine to make her more comfortable. I gave her the decongestant stuff at around noon, along with a little lunch of PB&J, Pink Lady apple slices and string cheese. Briar sat there eating happily and watching an Elmo dvd. I popped into the kitchen to grab a napkin, when I came back she literally konked out sitting upright. I had seen pictures of kids asleep in their meals, but Briar had never done this, so of course I ran and got the camera while I made squealed, cooed and giggled at…

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