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The Care and Keeping of Magic


  While my blog has been broken forever (or at least since February) some headway seems to have been made on fixing the font issues. Still can’t see images (hence no “They Coulda’ Been Great” monthly posts – expect a monster one as soon as everything is back to normal) – but that’s not required…

You Don’t Have My Permission


  Okay – I’m just going to say it. I’m so tired of all of these overly dramatic, “YOU CAN DO IT!” calls to action from… Oh god – pretty much anyone who wants to give them, I guess. Oprah’s life gurus…blogging “celebrities”…the writer of today’s viral link… You name it – these people have…

They Coulda’ Been Great – January 2014


Our January bits and bobs via Facebook… (What is this? All answers are HERE.) January 1 2:55 p.m. A few days ago I expressed surprise at how violated my husband felt by my decision to purchase cheap toilet paper. Well. I am currently sitting at an auto repair shop where the very unremarkable bathroom off…

Tune In Next Time… (Alternatively Titled: I Miss The Cosbys)


Scene: High school cafeteria  – Lunch Nice group of sitcoms is sitting at a long table, eating. Raucous group of reality TV arrives in a cloud of overpowering cologne. Reality TV: Um… This is where WE eat lunch? Sitcoms: But we’ve been eating lunch here for over 50 years. Reality TV: Wow. You’re OLD. Sitcoms:…

They Coulda’ Been Great: November 2013


  November highlights via Facebook… (What is this? All answers are HERE.) November 1 5:09 p.m. Overheard at a play date… Six year old: Mom! We need you to open our scooters! Mother: Excuse me? Six year old: WE NEED you to open our scooters! Mother: What is missing from your request? Six year old:…

They Coulda’ Been Great: October 2013


October highlights via Facebook… (What is this? All answers are HERE.) October 1 5:52 p.m. Aaaaaand third verse, same as the first (or second, since it’s Mr. Robinson again). George wrote ANOTHER apology letter tonight: “Der Mistr Ropsin, I em sore fr beying rood ad idrubing [and interrupting]. I em going to be god [good]….

They Coulda’ Been Great: September 2013


A little look back at September via Facebook… (What is this? All answers are HERE.) September 2 1:12 p.m. George: Dad, why is juggling free? Chris: What? George: Why is juggling free? Chris: Juggling is what? George: FREE! Why is juggling FREE? Chris: I have no idea what you are talking about. George: Why is…

They Coulda’ Been Great: August 2013


A little look back at August via Facebook… (What is this? All answers are HERE.) August 3 7:43 p.m. “I like to do like this…makes me look old.” August 4 8:22 a.m. So chronic lower back pain seems to be part of my life now… Feels like just yesterday my worst “getting old” complaint was…

Love Actually-It’s the Same


  Do you love Love Actually? I LOVE Love Actually. Who DOESN’T love Love Actually? (Other than my husband, and most men, and a lot of other people without souls, but we’ll leave them out of this for now.) Back to those of us with beating hearts… We laughed. We cried. We rented it to…

They Coulda’ Been Great: July 2013


  Another month has passed and exactly 0 blog posts have been written. Some good Facebook activity of course! So here are the “coulda’ been’s” (no idea what I’m talking about? Explanation HERE.) July 1 3:30 p.m. Earlier at the pediatrician, Eleanor suggested that doctors look in your ears so they could see your brain….

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