The Big DumpTruck

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Month: November, 2002

The Crackling of the Fireplace…the Hum of the Laptop

Junior passed out on the couch watching Atlantis. I actually feel the same way about that movie. So I carried him up to bed an hour an a half or so earlier than he usually heads up. That means Mama has the house to herself and a fire in the fireplace. It’s a better scene […]

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The People You Meet

I keep running into people I know over on the offical NaNoWriMo website. They are people I know either in person or from other online groups I belong to. The cool thing is when I find them because we are on the same page of the list of participants by word count. Meaning, generally we […]

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Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

We’re now watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for the third time today. Good thing I don’t hate it. On the other hand, I’m going to get tired of it pretty soon. Still, it’s got that awesome Vince Guaraldi background music going for it. Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits contains the Thanksgiving theme, but I don’t think it […]

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Charlie Brown Christmas Will be On

December 8th. Don’t blame me if you miss it. And hey, only 9 days until the 25 days of Christmas start on ABC Family (or whatever the hell it is these days. It’s ABC now, right? It was Fox Family last year. I can only keep track of so many things before the lines start […]

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Funny Kid

Junior was playing with this teeny stuffed dog (an Animal Alley dog they had in happy meals a year or so ago) and he’s telling me it’s Super Dog. I asked what kind of super powers it has. In addition to heat vision (thanks Fairly Oddparents!): “He has powers to make breakfast and other important […]

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We See the Wiggles Live in New Haven

Here is a link to the page I made about our Wiggly adventure south to see the Wiggles.

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We Made It There and Back!

This morning when I woke up and thought about the long drive from Leominster to New Haven I started to wonder what the hell I had gotten myself into…but off we went, loaded down with a Leap Pad, a Game Boy Advanced and some books. The Leap Pad lasted almost all the way down…two hours. […]

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Woooooo Hooooooo!

Me and The Boy are driving 2.5 hours tomorrow to see my Anthony Wiggle in concert in New Haven! I got the tickets tonight and they are FANTASTIC! I’m so excited, I’m beside myself. Anthony, if you’re reading this, we’ll be in the mezzanine box seats directly in front of the stage. First two seats. […]

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Put Some Gravy On That / Thanksgiving Ruminations of a New Thyroid Patient

It’s my Thanksgiving article again! It’s that time of year…Mary Shomon, my health hero, is republishing my Turkey Day thyroid article. I know this because a) I get her newsletter and b)I am getting a lot of fan mail suddenly. I have to say these thyroid folk are very sweet. Not like you regulars, who […]

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I Used to Go to Bed at 9

For a while, Junior and I were going to bed at the same time. It just seemed easier that way. We’d both hike up together, and while he had to be in a dark room, supposedly sleeping, I would sit in my bed surrounded by fun things to read. It was actually working out well […]

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