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Dear Chicago

April 26th, 2014 · No Comments

I remember when I first fell in love with you. I’d come to visit my Dad, who was living out here at the time, and it was like coming home, even though I’d never seen you before. Maybe we were friends in a past life, who knows. But for whatever reason, I felt so connected […]

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Begin again.

December 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Quitting smoking again. I was fine for November, then fell off the wagon again in December. Now it’s January, and I can’t abide this decision. There are plenty of rationalizations, see Heinlein: “Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal.” I purchased an herbal smoker cleanse kit. The reviews were (mostly) good, […]

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The bittersweet sorrow of being 4.

December 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Ari looked at me this morning as she was getting dressed. She was still shirtless, but wearing some rainbow striped black pants.. “Guess what, Mommy” “Hmm?” I’m starting to grow my boobs out! See? This part [Pulls her nipple outward] is getting longer!” At this point I cracked up laughing. I couldn’t help myself. But […]

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Christmas Success

December 25th, 2012 · No Comments

The best present is watching my kids open theirs. It really is. Ari got a loft/bunk bed from Santa, as well as some modular bins for toys, and a small table and chair set. Those bins were sortof a present to us, too. Knox got one of those fun bead/wire toys, a baby table with […]

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Why Europe is Awesome, a short list

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I am traveling to Berlin for work and SO excited to be here.  I would, in a heartbeat, take a job at this office.  Someday, someday… Here is my list: 1. FOOD.  I think it goes without saying that the food here is so vastly superior to what passes as fit for human consumption in […]

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Hi, journal, old friend.  Happy Thanksgiving.  Hi, future self possibly reading this.  Remember to be grateful for the things you do, too. This holiday season has been a little lonely.  I actually wished I could go home, just it’s too much hassle and stress.  If it didn’t mean a bunch of family drama about who […]

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Smoking.

October 7th, 2012 · No Comments

I’m a smoker again. It started with more of those “have a cigarette with friends while drinking” and progressed to buying a pack – just for the weekend, and finally to being unable to go past the end of the pack without buying another. The key difference, of course, between now and the last time […]

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Pretty much had it with people.

September 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Yep.  I don’t think I could buy a friend, if I wanted one. Not one I could count on, anyway. I realize that I probably shouldn’t take it so personally, but you know what?  It’s really kindof hard not to when you watch everyone prioritize other people, consistently.  Because that’s kinda what it gets down […]

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Am I who I thought I was?

August 14th, 2012 · No Comments

I jokingly posted to FB today that I’m starting to wonder if I really am an introvert.  It was tongue-in-cheek – of course an introvert does not get lonely after 3 days of solitude.  But yet, it did give me a minute of pause.  I do think I have outgrown some of my introversion…is that […]

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Soupathon 2012.

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Started soupathon 2012 tonight.  I have all the ingredients purchased and tonight’s plan is prep.  I have so far peeled and separated garlic cloves for the 44-clove garlic soup.  I admit, I have been intrigued but intimidated about trying this recipe.  It’s a smittenkitchen.com recipe, so bound to be delicious…but really…garlic soup?  I mean, I […]

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