January 2006

Gift ideas for a two year old?

23 January 2006 Uncategorized

It’s Simon’s birthday next week. Two years old already – I can hardly believe it. We’re having a hard time coming up with gift ideas for him. There are already so. many. toys. in the house that don’t get played with. He’s got all the toys that we bought for Tristan at age two, plus […]

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Ordinary magic

22 January 2006 Uncategorized

Some days have a gentle magic by virtue of simply being ordinary. It’s been that kind of day. I wish I could catch hold of its essence and tuck it away, to keep it and remember it – the joy, the bliss, the gentle peacefulness – for days and years to come. I couldn’t tell […]

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Haunted by my past

20 January 2006 Uncategorized

I just picked up the mail. I was pleased to see the baptismal certificate I requested last week had arrived – until I opened it up. Yep, there’s all the details of my religious origins – baptized into the Church on 31 August 1969, as witnessed by my sweet aunt and my mother’s cousin, who […]

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Uh oh

20 January 2006 Uncategorized

It didn’t seem terribly indulgent when I forked over the $12 to haloscan to upgrade to premium service. I mean, I had to do it – all my precious comments were disappearing, and I worked so damn hard to get them in the first place. But now I kinda wished I’d saved my pennies, because […]

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Do I look fat in this laptop?

20 January 2006 Uncategorized

So we finally broke down and bought a laptop. And by ‘we’, I mean ‘Beloved pestered me every single day for about an eon before I finally capitulated and said, “I don’t care whether you buy the damn thing or not, but if you read one more Future Shop flyer out loud to me I’m […]

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Shatner’s kidney stones, a toboggan hill and intelligent design

19 January 2006 Uncategorized

I wasn’t sure what to blog about today, then I read the paper and I wasn’t sure what not to blog about. Where to begin? First, with the serious business. I can’t tell you how pleasantly shocked I was to read this morning that the Vatican has come out with an article saying intelligent design […]

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The three bears

18 January 2006 Uncategorized

Baby Bear goes downstairs and sits in his small chair at the table, he looks into his small bowl. It is empty. “Who’s been eating my porridge?” he squeaks. Papa Bear arrives at the big table and sits in his big chair. He looks into his big bowl, and it is also empty. “Who’s been […]

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Fours meme

17 January 2006 Uncategorized

Speaking of fours… as seen everwhere on the Interweb these days:Four jobs I’ve had1. Scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins2. Assessing tax returns (Only thing I ever failed in school? Income tax returns. Go figure.)3. Marketing for a program that recycles used computers into classrooms4. Communications advisor Four movies I’ve could watch over and over1. […]

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Four little words I really need to hear

16 January 2006 Uncategorized

There are four little words I really need to hear right now. Four words that will probably save my sanity, if not the future well being of my sons. Four little words. It’s just a phase. Please remind me it’s just a phase, and tell me it’s a short one at that. I was reading […]

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Best Secret Santa Ever!!

14 January 2006 Uncategorized

(Editorial note: I wrote this two weeks ago, when I thought we were supposed to post our goodies. I STILL don’t know who my secret santa is!) The suspense is killing me! Who who WHO was my Winter Holiday of Your Choice Blog Extravaganza Secret Santa? Whomever she is, she has put Secret Santas the […]

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