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Proof That I Have More Guts Than You

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Random, Silly I Tell You | 7 comments

Proof That I Have More Guts Than You

This past Friday, I willingly subjected myself to my obligatory “You just turned 50!” booby prize procedure and had my very first colonoscopy. Yes I know, am I really 50 already ? I made sure I dyed my daggone roots before I went so they would feel it necessary to card me and make sure I was old enough. Best news is, with this done, I have nothing more to dread for the upcoming year. And I was compelled to tell all because it seems I have more guts than most. My body based homework from my annual exam included a full panel of bloodwork, my...

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Hallelujah it’s Halloween 2016

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Housewifery, Random, Silly I Tell You | 2 comments

Hallelujah it’s Halloween 2016

And lastly, Halloween wraps up my month straight of posts in October, 2016. I used to really celebrate this holiday when I was younger. Even way into my 30’s, Mark and I had a great time dressed as a pirate and his cabin boy. And a pimento loaf and cheese sandwich. Kids came and its now all about them and their fun and costumes. I made sure I decorated this year 4 days ahead to make it real and Fiona babbled with excitement when she got home and saw the decorations. In a wonderful article by fellow blogger Rae Ritchie here called...

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The Next Ten Things You Didn’t know About Me

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Random, Silly I Tell You | 4 comments

The Next Ten Things You Didn’t know About Me

So so serious. I am always feeling like I’m taking myself so seriously. So this Friday, I wanted to do a Soul Selfie of another sort. Secrets and stories. Who am I? Whereas last time on my video lunchtime chat, I spoke about what it is to blog and why I do it, this time I want to talk about me, who and what I am. Do that “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Me” kinda thing. Off the top of my head: I have a ghost fear about swimming that I gave to my kid. So that I never empowered him to swim. I earned it honestly with...

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In Your Face

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Raising Fair Fiona, Silly I Tell You, The Good Mother | 0 comments

In Your Face

I am large and she is small. While I tend to her needs these days, I am stooped down often sitting on a stool while I’m dressing, diapering, buckling, or scolding her. And I’m right in her line of fire. I am the sight-line, the moving target for her assault. Toddlers are spastic. They get excited when they eat sugar, are cold, or have to pee. And when they’re excited, they are likely to mess with and shriek at whatever’s in their face. Which means me at bath time, me at diapering time (now done while she’s...

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I’m In Waste Management and Sanitation Control

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Housewifery, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Silly I Tell You, The Good Mother | 6 comments

I’m In Waste Management and Sanitation Control

I often joke that I’m in waste management. On the kinder less disgusting side, I’m the recycleables schlepper, the playroom toy drawer cleaner outer, and the seasonal wardrobe sifter through-er. I have all say in what’s good and bad in the fridge and the pantry as I do all the cooking. And yes I’ll scold you if you don’t recycle that bottle. On the less glamorous side,  I am also the diaper changer and the cat-box cleaner. I understand that in order to have beasties and babies to love, you have to tolerate and...

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My Grocery Shopping Fantasy : Being DONE

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Daily Shalagh, Random, Silly I Tell You, The Soapbox | 4 comments

My Grocery Shopping Fantasy : Being DONE

I declared sometime during Thanksgiving week, in the middle of the continuous trips to the grocery store for yet more nuts I thought I’d gotten and more butter and those trash bags I forgot to get, that I wanted to be Done with grocery shopping! Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could know that this shop was going to be your very last. You would never have to run to the store for the one thing you’d forgotten ever again. To never have to pretend to care about planning out the meals and stocking up the cupboard or getting...

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The Doing

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Daily Shalagh, Housewifery, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Silly I Tell You | 2 comments

The Doing

The wash was still running as I took my tenth pee break of the day and contemplated how much time does all that I do really take. I hardly ever have a seat except in this situation. So what percentage of my life do I spend doing what? I would be surprised and flummoxed by what I guessed was my truth. There’s the general household and familial obligation work including, but not limited to: cooking, meal planning, and feeding cleaning the house ie floors, surfaces, bathrooms, windows, and linens laundry washing, folding, and putting away...

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Garden of Doom

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Ahas, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Silly I Tell You | 2 comments

Garden of Doom

The sainted shrub did not resurrect itself this Spring. As I suspected, I had killed my birthday present to myself. The forever lusted after beautyberry bush, with its sumptuous purple berries clustered up and down its languorous limbs, was decidedly dead and was probably doomed to be yard waste from the moment I laid eyes on it last September at the Adkin’s Arboretum’s native plant sale. I blamed it on last October not being as rainy as I needed it to be. The truth was that I didn’t remember to water my special shrub...

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My Face Revisited : The Story of My Journey Onto Facebook

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Essayist, Gathering My Lessons, Silly I Tell You, Used To Be | 2 comments

My Face Revisited : The Story of My Journey Onto Facebook

When I forget what I’ve been up and how much I appreciate my writing, I end up reading something and remembering. I felt very privileged to have written this piece entitled My Face for the Talbotspy.org here. In honor of its three-year anniversary, I’m republishing it on my blog. Enjoy the fun read. If you met me at a party, you’d notice my laugh is the loudest. I’m extremely social. Yet this fun time Charlotte has had a whole lotta nada for the social networking. I figured Twittling and My-facing were perfect ways of busily...

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Your Story Your Way

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Silly I Tell You | 4 comments

Your Story Your Way

Each of us is a storyteller. We tell our tales to our friends with big belly laughs over beers at our Summer Barbeques. We tell our children tales of our memories from our childhood about spinach and bullies. And we tell ourselves stories about our competency and our past woes and our futures possibilities. Everyone is entitled to tell their story. Right, wrong, half told or badly told, it is still yours to tell however you want to. And in doing so you can keep what you love and edit the heck out of the rest. It’s yours to tell and...

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