Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2008«

So much love

July 31, 2008


When I was pregnant with my second child I remember being excited but also there was this nagging sense of fear.  I worried that I would not have enough room in my heart for another child. I discovered at the moment my son was born that the heart is a remarkable thing; resilient, forthright, expansive, […]

Just Wait

July 28, 2008


***caution****parenting rant**** I’m tired of fear talk. I’m tired of hearing people place their fears on top of me like a death shroud. I am especially tired of this as it pertains to my parenting. This is a friend who tells me all the horror stories of parenting. They are the “Oh, just wait” parents. […]

why do you let me stay here?

July 23, 2008


I’m lucky to have some really fabulous “in the know” friends. It’s even more lucky for you because once they turn me on to what’s out there I can pass that along to you lovely people. This one I stole from that beautiful Jude Adam via her Facebook page, thank you very much. She and […]

Everyday friend…

July 22, 2008


Back in Chicago I have many amazing friends…this one friend in particular came to mind the other day, though. I’ve been thinking a lot about my friend Paula, who I miss so much sometimes it actually physically hurts my heart. I’m humbled to say that this is true of a number of my closest friends […]

Elvis is everywhere…

July 19, 2008


In a bout of 80’s college radio nostalgia recently I looked up an old favorite. I know it’s crappy resolution but I think you can still enjoy Mojo Nixon and remember, Elvis needs boats Elvis needs boats

Cutting into Ordinary Time…

July 18, 2008


A few days ago I turned to Dave and said, “You know, I think basically I will just have to do laundry every day from here on out for the next, I dunno, 12 years or so. After that I might be able to only have to do laundry every couple of days.” This got […]

Random Thing…

July 16, 2008


As my daughter ran up to me recently to ask me something I noticed how tall she’s gotten. She looks so grown up for 11 years old. I don’t know when that happened. I looked at my boys then and saw the same thing in them. The questions they were asking were blowing me away. […]

Stay Awake

July 13, 2008


A while back I was out to dinner with some remarkable, wonderful and amazing women friends. After a few minutes of conversation the talk turned to antidepressants. A lot of people I know take antidepressants…I don’t know how to greet that sometimes. Not because I judge ANYONE harshly who takes ‘em…but mostly because many many […]

And now for something completely different…

July 12, 2008


Irony. “an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.” For years we’ve drilled into our kids’ heads that words like “stupid” and “shut up” were bad words…words that could hurt. They even call them the “s” words, which frankly in the company of people who don’t know us can give […]

Radical Thought: Paying Compliments

July 11, 2008


I have this little rule that I try to live by. I never pay a compliment I cannot afford, meaning, that I do not pay idle compliments. I happen to think that words are powerful and truth telling is important. While idle compliments might not be lies, they are at the very least a cheap […]


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