A few months after Meredith was born, our computer crashed and we lost all of her baby photos. I was absolutely devastated. The End. The only photos we were able to recover were the tiny files I had put up on Fluid Pudding, Volume One. (That was the version done in Microsoft Publisher. When I [...]
Entries from April 2010
April 29th, 2010 · 22 Comments · Daily, Shorties, Video! Video! Video!
April 28th, 2010 · 20 Comments · Daily, Shorties
Five years ago today I underwent a surgical procedure during which a low transverse uterine incision was made and a baby was removed. The first light that baby saw was not that of the sun. It was the harsh fluorescent light of a cold sterile room in which everyone present wore gowns and masks. (Except [...]
April 26th, 2010 · 23 Comments · Conversations with Meredith
As you know, the girls’ birthdays are this week. Because I tend to lack the organizational skills (and patience) necessary to throw a party, I told both Meredith and Harper that they may choose a friend, and we’ll take that friend to Build-a-Bear and out for lunch or dinner! Harper chose a friend from school, [...]
April 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Daily, Shorties
First off and most importantly, thanks for all of your kind words on my floundering post from earlier in the week. Deep down, I think we all know that I can’t really quit Fluid Pudding. I’m really great when it comes to quitting full-time jobs that involve ergonomic chairs, town hall meetings, and filling out [...]
April 20th, 2010 · 53 Comments · Daily, Make Out Parties, Will it make me sick?
When bloggers write about blogging, it sort of makes my skin crawl. With that said, it seems like every year at this time I get the e-mail notification that my renewal fee is due, and suddenly I start spinning around in a big goofy skirt and asking myself if I’m still having a good time [...]
April 19th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Daily, Will it make me sick?
So, last Thursday I was doing the freelance thing when someone started knocking on my door. I jumped up, opened the door, and was greeted by a guy who looked quite a bit like my best friend from college’s brother. But it wasn’t. Me: Hi. Guy: Hello there! My name is Lou, and I want [...]
April 16th, 2010 · 12 Comments · Daily, Out on the Town, Shorties, Video! Video! Video!
This morning Harper and I put on our glad rags and headed to the Butterfly House where we took about fifty photographs of butterflies eating rotten bananas, landing on top of each other, doing what butterflies do, etc. When we got home, my computer decided it would no longer communicate with the camera, and the [...]
April 12th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Crazy Cat Lady, Daily, Will it make me sick?
So, I’m making a shrimp thing this evening. (I purchased the Hungry Girl 1-2-3 cookbook a few weeks back, and I love it.) Anyway, this particular recipe calls for one pound of raw deveined tailless shrimp. I went to the grocery store and studied the fresh seafood, and there was no uncooked deveined shrimp to [...]
April 8th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Daily, Out on the Town, Sticks and String
As you know, I’ve posted videos of me stuffing marshmallows into my face, writing Happy Easter across my face (video removed until next year due to copyright mumbo jumbo), eating yogurt, welcoming you into a day in the life, etc. I was not the least bit self-conscious about any of those things. Why am I [...]
April 6th, 2010 · 21 Comments · Daily, Just asking, Video! Video! Video!
It’s warm out. And while I typically enjoy Cold better than Not Cold, I’m sort of enjoying being able to throw on a skirt without the tights. And now I have some very important questions for you. It looks like I’ll be getting my first pedicure (of the season) tomorrow afternoon. (I know. I despise [...]