From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Halloween 2010

October 31, 2010

Halloween was a remarkable success.

Quite coincidentally, my children wore very personality-reflecting costumes.

Claire was a cat.  Have you ever heard that felines are often thought to be temperamental and slightly fickle?  But lovable in a way nothing else can be?

Kitty Cat Claire

Kate was Minnie Mouse.  We all know that Minnie Mouse is adorable and sweet — yet not too syrupy or saccharine — in a way no human could be.  Until Kate came along, that is.

Kate as Marvelous Minnie

Amy as Tinkerbell.  Hmmm… let’s see.  The infamous little fairy is known to be ill-tempered, stubborn, and vindictive. And then suddenly helpful and sweet beyond description.  Yep, that pretty much nails Amy’s personality on the proverbial head.

Tink: The Pre-Candy Calm

In addition to the kids and the candy, we attended an awesome party in our neighborhood, where all kinds of tasty food seemed to be everywhere.  And I made myself a big pitcher (actually, I just used the blender carafe– why dirty any more dishes than you have to?) of margaritas, bellied up to the fire, and listened to all the craziness that defines the holiday here in my little corner of the world.

Doesn’t get any better than this.  Seriously.


Another Year of Tradition

October 29, 2010

Kate Gutting Her Pumpkin

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Wordless Wednesday

October 27, 2010
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Mental Health Monday: Physical Evidence

October 25, 2010

Ed. Note:  This is Part One of a two part series on medical imaging and mental illness. Once upon a time, before I had borne my own children, I was Building a Career.  I was VERY Type-A; I had ambitions for my ambition.  I didn’t have a timeline, per se, but I generally figured I’d […]

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Parenting Insanity, and Bullies

October 24, 2010

A Little On Edge I couldn’t think of any witty or catchy descriptor for my frame of mind at the moment.  At least one that didn’t involve expletives. Why am I so, uh, sour? Because my children are driving me nuts. Talking when someone else is talking, continuous interrupting someone’s conversation, whining that someone got […]

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