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Hey Mama

Posted on July 31, 2007

Briar: Hey Mama? Me: Yes, baby. B: Mama, can you wiggle it? Me: Can I wiggle what, baby? B: Can ya wiggle your stuff? Me: My stuff? B: You can do it, wiggle your stuff, mommy. This exchange took place as I read an email from work. ‘Wiggle’ is Briar’s term for typing. I am relishing the day we are out in public and she let’s people know how her mama can wiggle her stuff…and Daddy, oh my, but Daddy simply has no idea the fun in store for him : Hey Daddy, wiggle your stuff, k? Happy Birthday me, indeed.

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Birthday Suit

Posted on July 31, 2007

Mine’s a 34 year old smile. Yup, it’s my birthday. The sky is a brilliant blue, storybook clouds peppered overhead, a musical breeze pokes its head through my window and the air is already hinting at the advent of autumn, a gentle crackle of new beginnings tickles my ear. It is a truly splendid day. The girls serenaded me this morning, Sean began lavishing me with attention beginning last night when he came home with beautiful, almost too beautiful to use in fact, mugs and bowls. The girls frolicked in the tissue and bag while I reverently ran my fingers along the grooves in the pale blue bowl. Last night we slept beneath the quilt my mom sent, cheerful and bright with brilliant, multi-patterned…

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I love a fuss

Posted on July 31, 2007

I have a confession to make, it’s kind of embarrassing, but, in the interest of maintaining my direct approach here at Chez Wink: I love a fuss. I’m not talking about a toddler tantrum type of fuss, though sometimes the unintentional comedy factor of an all out kicking and screaming, no-no-no’ing meltdown kind of soothes me, making my own frustration with a wheezzing bank account or aggravating neighbor less obnoxious. No, the kind of fuss I am talking about is over me. Really? For me? Oh you shouldn’t have.You didn’t need to go to all that trouble, it’s just me. But what I really think, is more along the lines of a kid walking into the living room and spotting the overstuffed stockings on…

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A Perfect 10

Posted on July 29, 2007

That’s right, I said it, a perfect 10. Tagged by pgoodness, I am taking the Blog Antagonist’s meme to new self-confidence boosting lengths, a little Bo Derek in place of Stuart Smalley to put that extra sass back in a mama’s step. Without further ado, ten things I like about myself: 1.The two freckles on my right foot. They’re directly beneath my second to last toe and serve as the natural stand in for the tatoo that I was too afraid to get 15 years ago, and now know I would have regretted. 2. My eyes. I lamented for years that they weren’t quite green, definitely weren’t blue or, sigh, a deep, dark brown. They are hazel, heavy on the green, a dark peacock…

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I erred.

Posted on July 27, 2007

We go as a family to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.We eat organic foods, eschew transfats and HFCS.We travel on foot and by stroller.We go to the local coffee shop.We carpool to work daily.We own a small business.We volunteer.We recycle. I won’t go back.

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