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Stuff like this is why I knit compulsively: and Too much great yarn.   Too many fabulous projects.  


Posted at: February 26th, 2009 - 11:21 am - Number of Comments » 5

Overheard at Chateau Awareness on Mardis Gras: “Harry, you had better behave, or no King Cake for you!‘ “But Mommy! I AM HAVING!”


Posted at: February 25th, 2009 - 10:59 am - Number of Comments » 1

Happy Mardis Gras, Y’all!


Posted at: February 24th, 2009 - 4:02 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I have given up Diet Coke.  For me this is like saying that I have given up breathing.  I am on day 8 sans DC, except for one lapse when my wonderful husband unknowingly brought me one when he met me at the airport last Wednesday.  I am, surprisingly, not nearly as cranky as I […]


Posted at: February 23rd, 2009 - 4:10 pm - Number of Comments » 6

I have been on the road for the last week, except for the 14 hours between coming back from Tennessee Sunday night and leaving for DC Monday morning.  Everything personal – this blog, my correspondence, my husband and son – have been woefully neglected. You will note that this absence included Valentine’s Day.  Nothing says […]


Posted at: February 19th, 2009 - 10:26 am - Number of Comments » 1

This is to be filed under the category of “geek romance”. What do you do if you want to tell a geek girl you love her, if you know she has a webpage with a geolocating tracker installed? You google her. My husband knows my tracker will show the search terms used to find my […]


Posted at: February 12th, 2009 - 12:55 pm - Number of Comments » 3

Can it possibly be a coincidence that my son needed a shoe box for a school project at the same time that I was in desperate need of gratuitous cheap shoe shopping? I don’t think so. Behold, two $10 shoeboxes.  Cute shoes included gratis.


Posted at: February 11th, 2009 - 1:49 pm - Number of Comments » 4

I am not one of these people who spends much time wading through the halls of nostalgia.  I have had a good life, a varied life, and one that I am proud of.  There’s not much I would change if  I could, and I don’t play what-if games.  There are whole sections of my life […]


Posted at: February 10th, 2009 - 12:02 pm - Number of Comments » 1

From the annals of stupid design: Airport bathroom stall doors that open inward. Um, LUGGAGE, people?


Posted at: February 6th, 2009 - 2:15 pm - Number of Comments » 3

My conversation with my son, upon my return from my business trip last night: “I talked with the boys on the playground like this – I told them that my Mommy had disappeared.” If you listen very carefully you will hear the soft sound of a mother’s heart breaking.


Posted at: February 2nd, 2009 - 2:30 pm - Number of Comments » 6