Evil Child

September 10th, 2012 → 6:29 am

“O, what may [child] within him hide, though angel on the outward side!” – Measure for Measure

My beautiful child has definitely entered the terrible twos.  He runs off towards the street and won’t stop when you yell after him.  He says he’s eaten his chewable vitamins, but I find them licked and stuck on the underside of tables.  He throws his books down and when I say that makes me sad he throws them harder and asks eagerly “Is Mommy sad?”  Sigh.  What’s a mother to do??

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Morning Dream

August 26th, 2012 → 9:03 am

“Dream on, dream on.” – Richard III

My husband pulled my baby off the bed this morning and let me sleep an extra hour.  Until our little son snuck past him, climbed back on the bed, and jumped on me yelling, “Mommy Up!  Mommy Up!”  Until that moment I was having a nice dream…  Dream on if I think I’m going to be allowed to keep dreaming in the mornings…

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Surgery (again)

August 16th, 2012 → 8:03 am

“My old bones ache.” – Tempest

I had surgery yesterday afternoon and this morning am still feeling weary.  It’s my third surgery in four years!  Goodness me!  People say I look young (I think because I am small), but my old bones truly do ache.  Here’s to Vicodin and lots of cups of honeyed tea.

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Learning to Swim

August 8th, 2012 → 8:00 am

“I saw him beat the surges under him,
And ride upon their backs; he trod the water,
Whose enmity he flung aside, and breasted
The surge most swoln that met him; his bold head
‘Bove the contentious waves he kept, and oared
Himself with his good arms in lusty stroke
To th’ shore.”  – Tempest

I can’t tell if my son likes the water.  One day he seems to, the next he cries when you try to put him in.  In an effort to enjoy the last few days of summer I took off work early yesterday and we all went to the pool.  On a Tuesday afternoon it was completely uncrowded and we were able to practice blowing bubbles and moving our arms as if we were swimming.  I think he liked it!  Next on the agenda: swim classes with his girlfriend Sarah.

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August 4th, 2012 → 6:49 am

“Make not your thoughts your prisons.” – Antony and Cleopatra

I think of this quote every time I have to listen to one of my colleagues spout his crazy theories during lunch.  Untested theories are all well and good, but they become prisons when you absolutely refuse to broach criticism of them or accept alternate perspectives that might challenge them.

But lately this quote has come to mean something more to me.  Some days I just can’t get past my own annoyance at the world, and that in itself then frustrates me more!  Ha!  I wish sometimes I could just let things go already…  let stupid thoughts just escape the prison of my mind and disappear…

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life & Stupid/Evil People


July 16th, 2012 → 8:30 am

“Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.” – Macbeth

I’m traveling right now and stuck in airports…and the above curse just felt right right now.

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July 12th, 2012 → 6:55 am

“Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises.”  – All’s Well That Ends Well

After more than a year of trying, it appears that my dream of finding a killer agent to sell my novel is nearly dead.  The industry is changing.  Agents are being squeezed out.  But more than that, I am told that my Shakespeare-Virginia Woolf audience is too selective a niche.  Well, I knew it never had Hunger Games mass appeal or anything, but still.


This is life, right?  You do what gives you pleasure.  You work your hardest.  You don’t give up.  And on a day to day level?  …you admire your snoozing baby’s curled-up toes while savoring exquisitely hot coffee in the morning…

Filed under: Blog & Literature/Theatre/Art & Self/My Life

Hot Summer Parties

July 8th, 2012 → 6:15 am

“Good company, good wine, good welcome
Can make good people.”  – Henry VIII

It definitely feels like summer now.  With all the birthday parties, holidays, and in-law visits, it’s been weeks of picnics, barbeques, parades, and light beer in the sun.  This is exactly what summer should feel like.

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Happy Birthday +1

July 6th, 2012 → 6:21 am

“There’s beggary in the love that can be reckoned.” – Antony and Cleopatra

This time it is my husband who gets the Happy Birthday wish!  I chose the quote above because it’s probably the greatest lesson my husband has taught me over the years – not to reckon love.  When I first met him I was much more concerned with “evenness” – I cleaned the bathrooms this week, your turn next week, I bought dinner last time, now it’s your turn, etc.  It took me awhile, but I finally gave all that up.  And in so doing it did change my perspective to be less about “him” and “me”, and more about simply “us.”  Happy Birthday baby.

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Happy Birthday x 2

July 4th, 2012 → 7:44 am

“It is my birthday.” – Antony and Cleopatra

Ok, so that is a lame quote.  But I wanted to shout out a happy birthday today to both my country, and my baby, who was born exactly two years ago today.  Happy Birthday Loves!!!!!!!

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