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OMG...even my hair follicles are swollen. I am typing this while eating left over sweet potatoes because I just read they can debloat you. I'll get to that in a moment.First, I just want to announce that the only thing I will strangely be grateful for these next few days is early darkness.&
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Saturday, 29 November 2008 10:22
I feel like putting on my feetie pajamas at 5 o'clock. I know this happens every year when it begins getting dark early, but this year I can't take it any more. I am fighting back! Anything not to be on the couch for hours in between hustling back and forth to the&
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Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:00
Speaking of personal growth, here we go. Rob and I are heading to the Kripalu Center in western Massachusetts for a weekend of yoga and meditation. While I wasn't willing to do a workshop specifically for couples, our time there will no doubt bring transformation of&
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Sunday, 16 November 2008 21:25
Two months into the school year and every week Roxie's homework is due on Friday. She gets these four-page packets on Monday, has all week to work them. This is the routine. It does not change.Ten-word spelling list, journal page, math page, reading&
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Friday, 31 October 2008 14:00
Drinking to the point of poisoning while playing computer games — that's Rob's weapon of choice. He wounds himself and points the finger at me. I don't pay enough attention, he told our therapist. And she has all the sympathy in the world for him. How&
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 01:04
I have one black hair that grows on my neck. Whenever I notice it coming in I pluck it using tweezers, but it always comes back. It annoys me to no end. I would go get electrolysis if it wasn't just one stinking hair.Sometimes I forget to check for the hair, but then I'll be sitting there minding my&
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Thursday, 02 October 2008 16:00
Hours after I returned home with the so-called simple agreement forms for my divorce from Edgar, my doctor called. Turns out, there is a reason other than stress why I'm so tired — and it's not that I'm having one of those female heart attacks with the&
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Friday, 19 September 2008 13:11
My husband and I try to trade off parenting duties on weekend mornings to sleep in, since neither one of us gets to sleep past 6:00 or so during the week.I'll take one day and he'll take the other, so one of us will&
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Thursday, 11 September 2008 13:00
Edgar's therapist mentioned that Edgar's relationship with alcohol was the most important, the one he was willing to sacrifice everything for. My husband, Ed, dismissed the notion with a "don't-be-ridiculous" air that I knew well.Accustomed as I was to going along with him — and&
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Friday, 29 August 2008 06:26
If life is a journey, it's no weekend jaunt to the beach. It's an around-the-world expedition riddled with dangerous passages and course corrections.My marriage is a journey, unfortunately quite a rough one of late. My relationship to my ailing father&
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 08:17