My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

Posts made in November, 2012

LA Auto Show Day 2: Coffee, Cars and Guilt

By on Nov 29, 2012 in Baby You Can Drive My Car, Mom Life | 0 comments

  I wrote this post over the course of a couple of hours on Day 2 of the LA Auto Show on Thursday, posted it and deleted it. I have since decided what the hell and have put it back up (with a few edits). Day two of the LA Auto Show. I arrived late, but thought I did OK, considering Thursday is my day to drive carpool AND it was raining lightly. I was craving...

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The Los Angeles Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show

By on Nov 28, 2012 in Baby You Can Drive My Car, Blather | 0 comments

Semi-Live Blog 6:15 pm I found the Nissan party easily at Katsuya, at LA Live. Some sprinkles but no real rain yet, and not so cold that I regretted not stopping at the car for my jacket. But a quick walk around the private party area confirmed the shy person’s nightmare: no one that I knew. I saw a lone Asian man sitting by himself, so I joined him, hoping he...

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Give a Care for the Caregivers

Give a Care for the Caregivers

By on Nov 21, 2012 in Getting Old Sucks, Something Unselfish for a Change | 1 comment

Welcome to the blog carnival featuring some of the blogosphere’s most eloquent writers. We’ll be highlighting the work of 8 women who write about what it feels like to be a primary caregiver to someone who depends on you — whether you’re on vacation, it’s a holiday, it’s an emergency at three in the morning, or through all the highs and lows of sickness and...

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Kids, Not Cuts for Public Schools

Kids, Not Cuts for Public Schools

By on Nov 20, 2012 in Education | 2 comments

My daughter has all of Thanksgiving week off this year. She’s delighted that we got to start our holiday a few days early, but the extra school vacation days are not really a gift. They’re the result of the continuing barrage of budget cuts that we’ve had to endure since she started kindergarten. That’s right: Year, after year, after year...

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The Holiday Season Begins

The Holiday Season Begins

By on Nov 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m listening to “Santa Baby” at our local tire store. “Jingle Bell Rock” just finished playing. I’ve been here for half an hour, long enough to start tiring of the relentless holiday music. It’s November 17. How am I going to feel by December? I don’t really think I’m a Scrooge. I love the winter holidays: the...

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