Archives: January 2013

Talking about Death with kids.

This has been a very long week- an endless list of things to do, and a schedule to keep to try so that the kidlets’ week would be as normal as possible. But most of the week was filled with talking about death. Actually most of January. When we learned that Nana was in the

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It’s my birthday, I’ll wear a wampa if I want to.

Sorry about missing a post on Friday (I try to post M-W-F, and if I have more to say, post those on Tuesday or Thursday). Last week was a busy week, with my MIL’s mother’s wake and funeral. So many many things to do, so many places to go- things were a little topsy turvy.

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Thoughts on C25K

In training for the 5k, I did what many people who haven’t exercised at all have done- turned to Couch to 5k to help me do it. I followed the routine fairly religiously. I started off by walking a mile for a couple of weeks, and then started the program. But no matter what I

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Go the Distance.

Sorry it’s taken me awhile to get this post up. You would not believe the weekend I’ve had. Aside from the 5k, we had no water at the house for a day and then the internet was dead. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that on Saturday, I

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Tick Tock

Tomorrow is my 5k. It’s getting real! TheBoy and I have checked into our hotel, picked up our racing bibs… and it’s on! I know a lot of people wondered if we were going through with this, given everything that’s happened. But TheBoy’s mother and grandfather were both insistent that we go right on ahead

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On her own terms.

On Sunday I watched The Golden Globes, which culminated (for me) in Jodie Foster receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award. TheBoy and I watched it, and were touched by her candor and wit. So I was surprised to see so many negative responses to her speech, though not surprised that the people who didn’t like

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Yay! I got a weird email…

As you know, on Friday I blogged about CES and Booth Babes, and in particular mentioned Hyper’s painted ladies. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on the piece, and it’s due to be reposted on BlogHer’s Tech section tomorrow. Then I got this email today. I am reprinting it almost in its entirety (I’ve

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What are we going to do tonight, kidlets?

Last week, in the midst of everything I was blogging about, my kids were being themselves. The Oldest Kidlet, ever the curious child (I have been lamenting about the sheer volume of questions I get in a day. On Sunday it had to have been at least 250 in the span of 6 hours), asked

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CES: Worshipping at a different altar.

Yes, this is a reference to my last blog post’s title (Worshipping at the alter of tech). Right now, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is going on, a ginormous tradeshow in Las Vegas. Companies pull out the new tech they’ll be rolling out and the toys that they want you to demand from them (ala concept

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Worshipping at the altar of tech.

Or, our new TV. Shortly before we moved into this house, my father in law bought a brand new top of the line LCD TV. We marveled at the clarity, and my TheBoy began wishing he had one. The day we moved into the house, he took his little brother to the store and came

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