Archives: August 2010

Viva Las Vegas!

TheBoy and I snuck off last week for a weekend away from the kids in one of our favorite cities, Las Vegas. True, we aren’t much for clubbing. Or gambling. Or even drinking. But that isn’t why we love Las Vegas, it’s the food! As well as the luxury of getting to sleep in at

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Go see it!

Scott Pilgrim vs The World is based on the epic graphic novels by Bryan O’Malley (@radiomaru). The graphic novels were set in 6 volumes, which yes, in my opinion qualifies it as an epic. Writing, drawing, inking and coloring them mostly by himself- that’s no small feat. (Plus, the movie is an epic of epic

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Sleep deprived

Last night, my oldest son woke me up at 1 am to tell me… that he was thirsty. Much better than other ways I’ve been woken by him this week. I’m not sure I could have handled him wailing while I was still half asleep that he was wet. So I got him milk and

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Friday Fiction: Detour

Sometimes writing isn’t about what you write. That sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Of course writing is about writing. It should be so easy. You sit down and then… squirrel! If you’ve seen UP and remember Dug, that’s pretty much what being a writer can be like. I’ll sit down to write and then, suddenly think

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Confessions of the Parental kind

This post is for parents and those who plan to have kids. For my childless friends, or those who come for the food and pictures.. don’t bother reading. I’m going to be talking about potty training. I should say upfront that I am a lazy mother. I do not schedule our days, in and out.

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Into the ether

Typewriter photo taken from Flickr user Emdot. Source. This is the difficult part of blogging. I know that there are those who read my blog posts, but there aren’t any comments. At least not from humans. I get plenty of spam comments, those that are clearly written by foreigners. As I blog, I know that

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Return of Glen Ivy

Yes, I know that grammatically it should be “Return to Glen Ivy,” but as my previous post about Glen Ivy was titled “The Spa Day Strikes Back,” I couldn’t resist continuing the Star Wars theme. As I mentioned six months ago, I go to Glen Ivy twice a year with my best friend. This was

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Friday Fiction: Abandoning reality

For whatever reason, I love picking projects that require a lot of research. One is set in so many time periods that I might as well get a degree in history. So this is my break from that. Since it’s an action/adventure serial similar to Indiana Jones and the Mummy (and all the wonderful novels

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Oh DirecTV, you’re so funny.

My wonderful mother-in-law is watching the boys this weekend, so TheBoy and I can duck out for a vacation. Vegas! Yes, I’ll have a full trip report. Right now we’re watching the kidlet’s new favorite movie- The Mummy Returns. I suppose I should explain why my two little ones are watching it, right? Well, I

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Living with allergies

My youngest son is 2 3/4 years old. When he was 6 months old, he was diagnosed with a long list of allergies. We had started to suspect that something was wrong when he was about 3 months old, suddenly he was covered with eczema. Our pediatrician urged us to try basic remedies- to change

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