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    Expectations

    “The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.”

    Eli Khamarov

    When I drop Pip off at Daisytree pre-school two mornings a week, it provides Fig and I with a two-hour chunk of one-on-one time. During the week-long Spring Break, Fig demonstrated a few negative, […]

    Sneaking Out the Back Door

    “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

    Kahlil Gibran

    Over the last month, it seems as though Fig has become more attached to me than usual. She’s sleeping through the night now and I’m down to only two breast-feeds […]

    A Conspiracy of Love

    “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

    – Hamilton Wright Mabi

    Now that I have an opportunity to write, I’m realizing that I really missed my daily postings last week! It reminds me of when I moved away from home to go to the […]

    Pesca-what?

    “We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets’ and others ‘dinner?’”

    k.d. lang

    I’m a pescatarian, which is basically a vegetarian who eats seafood. Ever since I was a child, I was bothered by the sight of meat on my plate, but I couldn’t articulate my feelings. I […]

    Feminine Fun

    “A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.”

    Bill Vaughn

    When Fig is too quiet, it usually means trouble. I was in Pip’s bedroom, assisting with her fifteenth costume-change […]

    Dumb Digit

    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

    Albert Einstein

    After boiling some pasta for the girls at lunch time, I was telling Pip that the pot was very hot and she shouldn’t go near it. For some idiotic reason unbeknownst to me, […]

    Space

    “Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”

    Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now

    Pip and I were snuggling together in bed one morning while Big-Daddy-O and Fig were getting a […]

    Anger Plan

    “Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.”

    Lyman Abbott

    Pip surprised me the other day by stomping her foot on the floor when she was frustrated. It was a case of her not getting what she wanted, and instead of talking about […]

    Grassman gets a trim

    “Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.”

    George Burns

    Do you remember Grassman? Well, he’s still around. He’s been hanging out on our kitchen counter with our jade plant, watching the fall storms blow through […]

    Kettles, Pots and Brownies

    “The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.”

    Chinese Proverb

    We don’t typically eat dessert, but every once in awhile Big Daddy-O brings home some sugary delight when he goes grocery-shopping. Last night it was those evil little two-bite brownies. Ironically, Pip didn’t even […]