March 2010

On the road

Someone wise told me that having kids will help move the grieving process along. Not easier, but along. She is absolutely right. Your kids force you to face the reality. They are your reality. Your present. Can't dwell on the sadness when your kids demand that you be there for them. There are responsibilities. Things [...]

. I never really look at it this way: I had an unusual a non-standard childhood. My family was poor. It just felt normal to me since I did not know any other way of living. I never gave it a second thought that I slept in the same room with my parents next to [...]

Thanks to the straight (and stern) talks from you, I went to see a doctor today. Just a random doctor since I don't really have a family doctor. My Ob-Gyn is the only doctor that I "keep in touch" throughout the years. And oh, yes, my dentist. I have been forced to drop quite a [...]

Throw Up

Preamble If you have a very sensitive gag reflex you probably should skip this post. Or read it with a bucket nearby. To the warriors I know and love, Kate and Elly, nobody could know what you and your loved ones went through. Chemo-induced nausea is no laughing matter. And I hope my not-so-amusing musings [...]

"Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely ninety-one centimeters from himself." Once in a while, you come across something that so resonates with you to the point of altering your reality. Or your perception of reality. It's like, all of a sudden, you can see yourself more clearly. [...]

First of all, an apology... . Now on to official business... Alejna over at Collecting Tokens and Holly at Cold Spaghetti host a monthly feature called "Just Posts for a Just World": monthly roundtables of blog posts written on personal blogs that, in words of one of the founders, “speak to the same thing – [...]

If you have mastered one-hand typing. If you have mastered doing household chores with only one hand. If you have managed to teach yourself to use the non-dominant hand because your dominant hand is now dominated by a baby that prefers your arm more than anything else. If you curse at the mailman for dropping [...]

This one will be short. It just happened, and I want to make sure that I capture this moment... I worked from home today as I have been able to do when my co-worker travels since there would be nobody else in the office but me. As I was lamenting internally how much my job [...]

The best description of what it is like to be a parent is a comment left by suesue on Merrilymarylee's Weblog: . My oldest turned 12 this week. 12. That is a full Zodiac Cycle. I am sure it means something. I am lucky in the sense that I only have boys; boys mature much [...]

I know that the Catholic Church, and many other Christian churches, has a complicated relationship with Science. So I appreciated the fact that they DO indeed include Science in the curriculum for Catholic schools. In the public schools that my kids have been to, Science has always been taken as a given. There was never [...]

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