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Broken system

At about 3:30 yesterday, Daycare called and said LB had a rash. They told me I need to take her to the doctor and get a note saying its not contagious before she can return. By the time I got there, the rash had all but cleared up.   We live in southwest Colorado, its dry.… Continue reading Broken system

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Documenting vs. Badmouthing

Meeting again with Rooferman tonight. Its amazing how different I feel going into it this time. I would say that I'm looking forward to it a tiny bit, but I don't want to jinx myself. That "I'm going to Disneyland" song was playing on the radio this morning. I got a little emotional high listening… Continue reading Documenting vs. Badmouthing

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Buttering up

Rooferman called last night. He was so chipper I thought he was going to burst into song. He said "I'm really happy how things are going. Thank you so much for meeting with me." I was the definition of skeptical. Either his parents have actually talked some sense into him, or he's still trying to… Continue reading Buttering up

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Moving

My mother picked up LB from Roofie's house last night. Since she is a big, scary feminist, they were as polite as can be to her. Thank God they have taken down their McCain/Palin Sign, or else a fight may have ensued. "Sorry the house is a mess, but we're moving," Roofie said to my… Continue reading Moving

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Sick of this

Roofie called my lawyer yesterday, stating that he's tried numerous times to meet with me but I've refused. Lawyerdude said "I don't believe that, but if you two can work this out, I think that's best for everyone." I feel like my teeth are being pulled out one by one, and just when I've managed… Continue reading Sick of this

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Smoker’s cough

Last night was bad. LB hacked and coughed and moaned and groaned all evening. We snuggled up and watched Finding Nemo, while sipping chicken soup. Since so many 2-year-olds have OD'd on Dimeatap in the previous years, I bought some organic "all natural" cough syrup at the health food store. Its basically all honey with… Continue reading Smoker’s cough

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Single mom dreams

I've been taking Tylenol PM at night so I can endure the Strep Throat and get some rest.  Consequently, my dreams have been kooky. I had this one about 2 days ago, so the details are a little fuzzy: I dreamed something in my house broke, and my landlord called a handyman to fix it.… Continue reading Single mom dreams

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Words of Wisdom

Do not let yourself be bothered with the inconsequential. One only has so much time in this world, so devote it to the work and the people most important to you, to those you love and things that matter. One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn't really like or doing things when… Continue reading Words of Wisdom

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Sick as a dog

I didn't go to work today. Instead I got diagnosed with Strep Throat, and spent the day popping antibiotics and ibuprofen while cold sweating on the couch. LB's cough is still pretty rank, and last week, yours truly got suckered into entering her in a photo contest. Yes, we have an appointment with a real photographer… Continue reading Sick as a dog