Thursday’s To-Do List

Buy Spray N Wash to try to salvage favourite sweaterCall KaiserCall Nancy to report Visiting TeachingClean house including the ground-in cerealClip Little Red’s nailsCut Little Red’s hairFind United mileage numberGet out sweaters/winter clothes, put summer clothes in storageGet United number for Little RedMake mashed potatoes to complete supperPack for ChicagoReturn movie to BlockbusterSend card to […]

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Today was the first day we weren’t housebound either making phone calls or waiting for someone. I’m pretty sure that being cooped up was negatively affecting our moods and with all the things that have been stressing me out and going wrong lately I really didn’t need one more thing making me feel any more […]

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Brotherly Love

Yesterday while waiting for the plumber (because that how everyone celebrates Boxing Day/Kwanzaa/the Day After Christmas,) Little Red and I were lounging around reading stories. He leaned over to my belly, pulled up my shirt, and said, “I found Little Red!” I laughed, because since the day we found out we were having another boy […]

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The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the Night before Christmas And all through the house Not a creature was stirring, And I felt like a louse Our kitchen, most of all Was silent and still And would remain so, For Tuesday, until. Despite my late night I was up with the son I got a last-minute plea To teach nursery, […]

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December Date 1

Imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when I entered the staff washroom at work to see my name on the door. As I was moving tables after my first hour of work my boss pulled me into her office. “You probably know by now,” she said, “but I wanted to congratulate you and let […]

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Hold Please

If you’re going to put me on hold and play Pachelbel’s “Cannon in D” ad nausea, at least finish the song before you repeat it. The entire piece is a circle of fifths and if you fade off in the middle of some line and then start from the beginning you have an unresolved chord! […]

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Cutting Off My Lifeline

The switchover from our old dsl and phone service provider to our new dsl and phone service provider was not as smooth as we had anticipated. Frankly, I didn’t care so much about the phone, apart from being connected to our new intercom system I have little use for it. To my dismay I discovered […]

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Tuesday Toddlerday

Little Red baked some more toys Tuesday night. Fortunately I caught it early as I recognized immediately the smell of foreign items in the oven. I nearly cried when I opened the broiler drawer and saw some of my favourites in there (but rejoiced that although the paint and lacquer took a beating the toys […]

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The Man of My Dreams

A few nights ago I had a dream, in which, without any warning, my husband came home from a night with his friends and informed me that we were getting divorced. I was stunned. I’ve never thought I was a perfect wife but was completely unaware that he was so unhappy. In the days that […]

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