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

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Daylight Savings Time Sucks. So Does Losing Your Neighborhood Market.

Daylight Savings Time Sucks. So Does Losing Your Neighborhood Market.

By on Mar 10, 2013 in Blather, Food and Drink | 1 comment

I’m not up yet. I wrote this on Friday, before Daylight Savings Time robbed me of a precious hour. When I do get up, I will be tired — and probably unable to string more than a couple of thoughts together at a time. My favorite day of the year is the day we Fall Back. Getting an extra hour puts me in a wonderful mood, because no matter how late I am...

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The “Shtupper-ware Party”

The “Shtupper-ware Party”

By on Mar 8, 2013 in Mom Life, Original Blogsta | 1 comment

The social circuit in suburbia includes a number of sales parties: for housewares, jewelry — and sex toys. Another in a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10’s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This one is from February, 2009. It has been slightly revised. We’d been talking about having a Girls Night Out for a while, so...

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My Mail is Annoying Me

My Mail is Annoying Me

By on Mar 6, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

Yesterday was awesome: I awoke early, I was able to get right to work and I managed to cross several items off my to-do list. I cannot remember the last time I had a day like that, and I expected to keep it up today. It didn’t happen. As is often the case, I got sidetracked. During the Wednesday MOMocrats podcast, my friend Karoli said something that begged to...

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The Happy Hour, Oscars and Other Bullet Points

The Happy Hour, Oscars and Other Bullet Points

By on Feb 26, 2013 in Blather, Current Events, In Quest Of | 1 comment

I have not been writing much. I blame tax season: it is just one more big task I have to juggle between all the other big tasks on my to-do list. I could handle any one — or maybe two — and do them well. If only I could focus on one at a time. These days, my biggest goal in life is to pare that list down to something I can reasonably manage. In the...

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