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Oct 23, 2007

One Down, Nineteen to Go

We were so worried he'd freak out if it bled, or he lost it, or swallowed it... We went over all the scenarios- just in case. And then as he was eating lunch, it fell out. He walked over to me and announced " I lost my tooth" and that was that. Later, he thought it was pretty cool. And then there's Gus, never loses an opportunity to be in a photo.

Mia and Abe decided they didn't want to miss out, either.

I love this picture of these four- such personalities...

Oct 19, 2007


Each fall I arrive on a day like today. It takes me to a melancholy place. Sometimes it's just for a few minutes, sometimes it's all day, sometimes it lasts for a few days. Today it came for a little bit and then passed. The gray, clouds, windy, leaves blowing, cool weather. I had my music on at home and this came on...

Now playing: Bob Marley - Coming In From the Cold
via FoxyTunes

I'm laying on the couch, it's the middle of the night, literally. She's on another couch across the small den. We are both seniors in high school. The cat, Merona, travels back and forth between us, and we talk until morning. It's fall outside, cozy in the house. Music plays from some hidden speakers. She introduced me to Bob Marley. At first, I couldn't hear the English, couldn't quite make it out.

It was the beginning of a tight friendship that lasted through the first months of college. I was never clear on how that year long friendship ended. She stopped talking to me and that was it.

It had started from a school assignment. She had written an essay about me comparing me to a fictional character I can't even remember. I had heard through a mutual friend that it had been read aloud in class. We went to a small school, graduating class of 140, the other students had to guess who the essay had been written about...
An odd start.

It was only later, hindsight, always so much clearer, that I figured that I had fallen for her. She's straight, as far as I know. There was no "hanky panky" between us, but for me I think it was a first love. Unrequited, but real.

Today, this fall, this is what I remembered.

Oct 17, 2007

Famous by Association???

You know that saying, guilt be association?

I'm thinking this as close as I'll ever come to being famous...


We're friends.

Wanna touch me? One finger, or two??? ;)

Honestly? I've eaten rice forever- white, brown, whatever...never really paid attention. But, this stuff? It's good, really good. Great texture, flavor...yummy stuff! Did I mention, it's organic? And the packaging is cute, too! That's really their house, built with baled rice straw... Try some rice. Try some Massa organic brown rice!

You can buy it online at massaorganics.com

Oct 11, 2007

More Initials...NCOD

In honor of National Coming Out Day. Just thought I'd say, I'm a Lesbian- just in case that wasn't perfectly clear. :) Käri also told me this morning that she's a lesbian too. Hmph...

Anyone else???

Oct 10, 2007


I haven't seen this in a while. It was sent to us in honor of IVGLDSW Day. Yeah, me too! What the hell does that stand for???? International Very Good Looking Damn Smart Women's Day. Think they have a hallmark card for that? Anyway, I do love this...

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Except, I'd have to change wine to beer or gin or tequila... :)

Monday Night

Seven,'cuz he's seven! Gus is the best patient ever- He only screamed when it first happened and when he had the shots of Lidocaine.

New rule: When your chore is to take out the recycling, you have to wear shoes!

Oct 5, 2007

Mom's Here

The mother, she is here! I love my mom, and there isn't much quiet when she's about. In that, she talks, a lot. Kind of a running commentary with questions, observations, and stories. So far, I've managed to keep her from scrubbing, vacuuming, or folding. And that's good. The kids love it when she visits and stays with us. She plays with them, reads to them, holds them. She's a good egg.

Cheerleaders, I am working on part two of the children, I swear.

Oct 3, 2007

Newest Fantasy?

A coffee shop and beer/wine place. Desserts, limited selection of non dessert edibles. Like salads, a few sandwiches, not a lot. Wait, wait! Even better, hummus, garlicky, good guacamole. All appetizers. Hmmm... a variety of dip things, pigs in a blanket, cheese balls, bruschetta, cheese plate, grilled asparagus with aioli, good olives...

Like a comfortable cocktail party at a good friends house. Maybe live music in the evenings, on the weekends. Like a comfortable kitchen, warm, friendly, good place to hang out and have a conversation, has to be child friendly, too, for the day time. A couch or two. A big huge magnetic white board on the wall, letter magnets for kids, grown up poetry words for grown ups.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches- white or wheat, crust or no crust- cheese, too. Open until rather late, maybe midnight. Not rowdy- just easy. Gay and Lesbian friendly, of course. Wanna kiss your partner in public, just hold her hand... come on in.

Maybe after I win the lottery. Yeah, that's it...

Oct 1, 2007

First Impressions

The first time I can remember? We were at a meeting and she left, crying. It was a high stress situation- but I can remember thinking "what drama, please". And then I found out what else was happening in her life...

From there- there were little bits and pieces, rumors, glimpses...I had other thoughts "closed minded, born and stayed in a small town, stiff, uptight, unapproachable".

WRONG! All of it!

I'm not proud of thinking these things. I'm glad I did not contribute to the rumor mill with my thoughts- just for the record, I usually don't. I'm glad I allowed myself to have my first impressions changed.


Smart, well-read, funny as hell, quick, educated, always learning, thinking, opening, welcome, thoughtful, helpful, sweet, kind, generous, racous, a little bit crazy...

There was a joke- about a plug- an inside joke...it makes me think about the three prong adapter- The kind you use when you need to plug a three prong plug into a two prong outlet...Which led me to her being adaptable and also how she is sometimes a bridge for other relationships, other things, for many people.

I'm glad I got to know her and I count her as one of my friends.

Thanks for letting me in.

Don't kill me, kay?