Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lost in Translation.

If you’ve ever spent any time what-so-ever on Cape Cod, you very quickly learn that left hand turns are a luxury, and that inconvenience VERY quickly marries with marathon traffic jams. Stuck in just such a long line of traffic in the middle of July, was where Daughter #1 decided to let out a shriek, … Continue reading »

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“Cape Cod isn’t Your Homeland, Ding-Dong, it’s Your Native Land.”

“I want to go back to my homeland,” Daughter #2 whined to me when we discussed our move some more over dinner. “Cape Cod isn’t your homeland, ding-dong,” her younger sister, Daughter #3, corrected her, “it’s your native land.” Rolling her eyes, in her very-practiced, tween-age way, Daughter #2 “whatever-ed” her sibling, and nonchalantly aimed … Continue reading »

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“Daddy said we should move back to Cape Cod”…It’s About to Hit the Fan

“Daddy said we should move back to Cape Cod,” my eight year old announced as I got home from shopping on Monday night. Apparently my exasperated sigh was a lot louder than I thought it would be, and I could feel ten eyes on me as I concentrated on lugging in the bags. They all … Continue reading »

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“Attention!! Visitors to the Boardwalk! Please Take Notice…Show Us Those Muscles!!”

“It’s kinda gloomy out on the boardwalk, I don’t see anyone out there,” I mentioned to Randi this morning as we did our Skype ritual. Bob has been acting up on me lately, not really seeming to give me all he really could, flavor-wise, so I had to do my “vinegar-cleansing” on him to set … Continue reading »

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“Hello? I’m in labor, but let me put my make-up on first…”

My oldest child’s birthday is tomorrow and I will then officially have a teenager in the house. “Is there anything special you want to do?” I asked her this morning. She shrugged her shoulder in a very grown up way and pushed her blonde hair away from her blue eyes, “Six flags?” Yep…ANOTHER sign. The girls are … Continue reading »

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“I Feel Extremely Guilty…”

There are bits of dirt showing through the snow that fell a couple days ago, and shiny ponds of ice reflect the yucky gray sky. This is the part about winter I dislike so much. It’s a high-wind warning day making the drafts in this rambling house feel like bored ghosts just meandering about, too … Continue reading »

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“Mommy? When We Move to Myrtle Beach, Can We Get Guinea Pigs Again?”

I am not a neat freak. I am not even organized in the slightest. And truth be told, most days operate like a living “I-Spy” game here, with most objects weighing under 10 pounds located four-feet off the ground because of my two-year old. One of the best pieces of advice my Mom gave me … Continue reading »

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Officially Arm-Twisting Vicky (As If You Really Need to Talk Anyone into Moving to Myrtle Beach)

I must admit, when my best friend Vicky told me that she and her girls were starting to warm to the idea of moving south, I absolutely jumped for joy! We have had discussions about it in the past, but I could tell her heart was simply not totally into the idea. And now, here … Continue reading »

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I Confess…I Frequently Jump Off the Stairs

Woohoo!! Happy Friday (the Thirteenth), Everyone!! CHEERS!! It occurred to me that I haven’t mentioned my two-year old very much – and, there’s a very good reason for that. Once I start, I’ll have a hard time stopping. She looks like Shirley Temple but acts like Dennis the Menace. There’s not an ounce of fear … Continue reading »

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Woody and Harry Talk Behind My Back

Woody and Harry. My buffers between the chilly floor and my feet. Without them the countless trips up and down all the stairs in my house would be boring. The little frogs’ arms wave wildly as I run up and down all those flights to check temperatures, administer medicine, clean up the vomit in my … Continue reading »

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