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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

May. 31 days. 31 blog posts. While I love this blog and I love writing, I am glad that this marks the end of the WordCount Blogathon 2010. While I often blog on the weekend, I usually feel okay skipping a day. The Blogathon made that impossible. It was a fun exercise, though. I found [...]

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We went to a Game Night friend‘s house for a barbecue tonight. Seven adults (one was working) and eight kids. The four big kids played from 4 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. At one point I grabbed my big girl and gave her a hug. As soon as I touched her I was brought back to [...]

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This is a quick one. We went shopping tonight. My husband’s mother babysat. We went out to the outlet stores. My husband needs new dress pants and shirts. After almost 20 years of listening to my shopping mantra — only buy things on deep discount — he is used to shopping at Macy’s or Kohl’s [...]

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I will come out on record now: I never got caught up in the SATC trend back in the late 1990s. Yes, we had HBO at the time. Yes, I was a female 20-something. But I just never bothered. I was too busy watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Charmed. (Those shows — and [...]

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My big girl’s play was today. I missed the 1 p.m. performance. I had a meeting I couldn’t get out of. She was the narrator. She was supposed to run onto the stage and start the play. Instead of running, though she tripped, or so my mother and husband told me. She went down hard, [...]

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I read another story today that made me sigh. CNN posted it: Companies, hospitals move away from toxic material. It talks about vinyl and PVCs. How, when burned, they release dioxins, which cause cancer and a slew of other health problems. And how companies and hospitals are trying to phase out their use because PVC [...]

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Stanford University researchers on May 20th release a new report that links diabetes with environmental causes. Yes, you can still reduce your chances of the disease by eating right, keeping your weight down and exercising, but you can also mitigate risk by avoiding PCBs, according to researchers. From the study press release: “The prevalence of [...]

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First, some disclosures. I do not like the water all that much. I don’t like getting my hair wet. I don’t like bathing suits. I hate the sun. (Pasty skin will do that to you.) Second, my big girl inherited my “love” of the water. I did not do this to her. My husband, a [...]

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I own the HTC G1. I bought it on May 3, 2009. I love it. LOVE it. Or at least I loved it until a few days ago. It’s got a full flip out keyboard, lots of apps, a touch screen. I can check my personal email and my work email. I can text. I’ve [...]

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We went out to dinner tonight with three couples I lovingly call our Game Night crew. These are the couples we’ve been getting together with about once a month for a few years. When we meet we eat massive amounts of food and play games. (For some of the members — three out of four [...]

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