Entries Tagged as 'Daily'

List of Middle-Age White Lady Accomplishments, July 1 to July 12

July 12th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Daily

1. I ordered and received my calendar for 2018-2019 school year. I transcribed all school events, birthdays, and appointments into the new calendar with bright red ink from Japan. I messed up/scratched out more than 10 times, which led me to consider ordering a new calendar, but then I remembered that Only God Is Perfect. […]

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Pride (In the Name of Love)

July 3rd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Daily

We saw quite a few types of people at St. Louis’s PrideFest a few weeks back, and I believe I would have given any of them a kidney (but only if they NEEDED a kidney, as I have only one to give). I would even give the Repent and Believe guy my kidney, but I […]

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Don’t nobody bring me no bad news.

June 27th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Daily

A few months ago, a friend asked if I was busy on the evening of June 25 because she won tickets to see The Wiz at The Muny and wanted to invite me. Because Harper is still out of town and the only other thing going on was my “We’re Halfway to Christmas” celebration (It […]

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Agitated and Aghast

June 21st, 2018 · 5 Comments · Daily

We dropped Harper off at camp nearly two weeks ago and we’ll pick her up after eight more sleeps. Having her gone is weird, but knowing she’ll come home with a handful of new friends and a deeper understanding of American Sign Language makes everything worth everything. (Her three week camp involves an expedited college […]

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No one’s story is finished.

June 10th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Daily

Jeff took the day off on Friday, and the four of us went to the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The main exhibit right now is artwork by Mona Hatoum, and it was so interesting and amazing and wonderful. That glass cube holds a year’s worth of Hatoum’s fingernails. (If you’re curious, the year in question was […]

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

June 2nd, 2018 · 2 Comments · Daily

The guy who lives next door is putting his house on the market. A family who lives down the road is putting their house on the market. Earlier this week I found myself eating a gluten-free chocolate torte, (drinking a beer), and discussing intentional communities with a good friend of mine who I will refer […]

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Some kids get pancreatitis. Some get slickensides. Most have imaginary finger pens.

May 30th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Daily

Summer does not officially start until June 21, yet I have already spent four hours next to a pool. (Reminder: I don’t swim and being around water is a HUGE anxiety poker. The fact that I survived with nary a twitch is monumental. I give credit to the company and the dips, beans, and phyllo […]

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Cosmic Poetry

May 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Daily

One year ago today I sat in a chair and paid a guy to draw a fountain pen nib, a stippled spiral, and suspension points on my left arm. The stippling was his idea, and what a good idea it was. I’ve spent the past year really loving my stippled bracelets, and when you love […]

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Last Day of School Thank God

May 17th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Daily

I love getting up super early and drinking coffee on the couch, and that’s the ONLY reason why I might tune in for the royal wedding on Saturday. (Also, by the time Charlotte or the other kids get married, I’ll be too busy dealing with my own problems.) Today is the last day of school […]

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Warning: Potentially disturbing photo ahead! We can still be friends, though. We can be whatever we want to be.

May 13th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Daily

Yesterday was spent celebrating my birth, and today was spent celebrating the fact that I have two teenagers in the house who call me Mom, and four animals who think of me as their mom. (At least I think that’s what they think.) Know this: I really don’t believe you have to actually give birth […]

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