Couch Potatoes

December 12th, 2011 → 6:32 am

“I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.” – Henry IV, Part II

This weekend my husband sat on the couch doing nothing, while I ran around the house baking, cleaning, and holiday decorating.  By Sunday afternoon it got on my nerves and we had one of our occassional spats about his couch potato tendencies.  But in the end, who really is right?  Was it really necessary for me to bake my ass off just to give the neighbors some holiday cookies?  Sometimes I wish I could be more of a couch potato, but I actually fear I just don’t have it in me.

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Holiday Spirit

November 30th, 2011 → 7:14 am

“Now I am in a holiday humor.” – As You Like It

As of yesterday my neighbors have put up all their Christmas lights, I did engage in a little Monday (not to mention Tuesday) cyber shopping these past few days, and I have already ordered my Christmas ham (I know, I’m Jewish, but..).  I appear to have caught the holiday spirit early this year – as it is still only November!

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November 28th, 2011 → 6:49 am

“Knock, knock, knock.  Who’s there, i’th’ name of Belzebub?” – Macbeth

I’m back!  In the name of Belzebub or something else (something better, I hope).  I had an excellent conference and an even better vacation this past week.  I hope everyone else enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday as well.  I can’t wait to start writing more posts, so stay tuned!

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November 14th, 2011 → 6:40 am

    “The thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to!” – Hamlet

My husband’s knee has been hurting him lately.  This weekend when we went out to dinner he limped a bit on the walk to the restaurant.  As it happens, I still haven’t fully recovered from my surgery back in April (!) so I limp sometimes too.  The two of us making our crabbed walk to the restaurant from the back part of the dark parking lot was hilarious, frankly, and could have made anyone who saw us think it was still Halloween.

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November 12th, 2011 → 8:40 am

“…they say bairns are blessings.” – All’s Well That Ends Well

I’m late writing on the blog this morning because my baby’s been a real handful!  He still hasn’t gotten used to the time change so he’s been going to bed early, waking up even earlier, and demanding to be hugged, kissed, and fed before 7am!  Ah!

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November 4th, 2011 → 6:02 am

    “In dreaming,
    The clouds methought would open, and show riches
    Ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked,
    I cried to dream again.” – The Tempest

I am so ready to go back to sleep right now…if I could only recapture that last dream I was having…

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Nighttime Crying

October 27th, 2011 → 5:55 am

“I must be cruel, only to be kind.” – Hamlet

My 15 month old has begun getting up in the middle of the night again, after nearly a year of sleeping through the night.  Both my husband and my pediatrician say that at this point we need to just let him cry himself out and go back to sleep.  We shouldn’t go in and comfort him. It kills me though, listening to him wail at night and not going in to comfort him.  I guess it’s in his best interest for me to be cruel now so he learns to sleep through the night later, but it’s awful.  Anyone have any advice for how to steel oneself up to be cruel?  I’m not good at it.

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October 15th, 2011 → 9:17 am

“Love, and be silent.” – King Lear

The in-laws are still in town.  Things are going well.  At least as well as they’d be going with my own family.  I think the approach to take with family in general is to love them, and keep your mouth shut about a lot of things.  😉

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Steve Jobs & My Birthday

October 9th, 2011 → 6:33 am

“You alone are you.” – Sonnet 84

I couldn’t decide this morning whether to add yet another encomium to the mountain of praise already out there on Steve Jobs, or, to write about my birthday which also happened this weekend.  In the end, the above quote seemed to fit my sentiments about both.  Steve Jobs was clearly a unique visionary, alone in his creativity and spark.  And this weekend I was reminded again that I alone am myself; I alone am responsible for my foibles, I alone am responsible for my happiness, I alone am responsible for my life.  Amen.

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October 1st, 2011 → 6:36 am

“I am a feather for each wind that blows.” – Winter’s Tale

It’s been one of those weeks.  Difficulties at work, stress with the in-laws, miscommunication with friends.  I’m tired and feel like a feather, blown about this week by unexpectedly strong winds.

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