There’s a Hole in the Bucket

By KJ / Thursday, July 30, 2020

I can’t think. Every day finds me standing in one room or another, asking any human or animal within the range of my voice important existential questions: Why am I here? What was I thinking? Why am I holding this spoon? Usually I do manage to sort that out (someone once told me that if you go back through the doorway you just came through, it helps you remember what you came for, and it absolutely works although I do […]

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By KJ / Tuesday, November 22, 2005

This is wholly stolen from a friend of mine, who’s website I would link to here if she’d let me, although it would be risky because she has, probably wisely, chosen to keep her site wholly anonymous, but: The best thing about being pregnant with your third baby is that when people smile wisely at you and say “Is it your first?” you shake your head and say “Nope. Third.” And then they just back slowly away. No advice, no […]

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Why I Hope No One Gives Me Any Wishes

By KJ / Thursday, September 8, 2005

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I Have to GOOOOO!

By KJ / Tuesday, September 6, 2005

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Words, Many Words and More from Lily

By KJ / Thursday, September 1, 2005

Today Lily took a tube of toothpaste and pretended to squeeze it out onto her arm and rub it in. So I guess I’ve been putting enough sunscreen on her. She’s repeating words, and using lots on her own, like shoe and backpack (which started with Dora but also applies to backpacks in the real world, and which is doubly funny because one of Sam’s words at this stage was “Clue!”). She understands so much–bring me the bowl, bring me […]

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The Things We Do for Love

By KJ / Thursday, August 25, 2005

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Lily is not sure this is a good idea.

By KJ / Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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Sam feeds the goats.

By KJ / Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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On Toys and Plane Travel, Among Other Things

By KJ / Friday, August 19, 2005

Sam was helpless in the face of the dogs. They’d knock him over, take his food, and kick sand in his face for good measure. Lily is already trying to whack them in the nose if they come anywhere near her when she’s eating something–or, like tonight, biting pieces off of a cucumber and then spitting them out. I never said she wasn’t weird, just that she’s assertive. Sam built some sort of bridge out of plastic wine glasses tonight, […]

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By KJ / Sunday, August 14, 2005

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You Gotta Have Teeth

By KJ / Tuesday, August 2, 2005

One of my favorite mental mulling topics: things that everyone has to do, no matter how rich they are. I kept thinking, well, get up with a baby, but I suppose that’s not really true–you can hire someone to do that for you, even though I honestly (full frontal judgement here) don’t think that you should. But I digress. (Someone has to have a blog with that name, don’t they?) Today’s everybody has to do it: the dentist. No matter […]

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You Say It’s Your Birthday…

By KJ / Saturday, July 23, 2005

I am not feeling particularly chipper on this, the anniversary of my birth. We had a good day. Rob took the kids grocery shopping this morning, giving me a bit of time, and then we met a few friends at a BBQ festival, where we got to eat a lot of charred, sauce covered pork, which is one of my very favorite things. It would have made a fine Saturday, but for some reason, it was a bit of a […]

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Big News and Excuses (and Too Much Information for Dad)

By KJ / Tuesday, October 4, 2005

We’ll be adding a third devil to the pack in March. I couldn’t blog about it until I told my mom, now, could I? And I couldn’t tell my mom without some good concrete info about a due date, and I couldn’t get good concrete info about a due date without an ultrasound, and I couldn’t get an ultrasound until they managed to squeeze me into their insanely busy schedule. Why no pre-existing info about a due date? Because my […]

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The Writing Front

By KJ / Wednesday, October 5, 2005

A couple of months ago I sent out an essay–actually at an editor’s request, a first for me. I proposed an article on how former professionals, now stay-at-home moms, rarely just stay home–they usually do something to stay sane, too. She thought it sounded more like an essay than an article. Writing essays to order is always tough, and this one fought hard. I finally sent it out just because I coudn’t get it any farther and it seemed pretty […]

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I Am a Genuine, Honest-to-Gosh Writer

By KJ / Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I have finally grown comfortable enough with the possibility of rejection and with the growing body of words from my tap-tapping little fingers to confide that i am writing a novel. In fact, recent word count has me at 41,481 words. Many of them are deeply crappy words, certainly, but still words. Absolutely words, all mine. I suppose I’m partly ok with sharing this because a) I am not going to tell you what it is about, I don’t do […]

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A Little Party Post-mortem

By KJ / Sunday, November 20, 2005

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In which I clear up the Mork from Ork reference

By KJ / Thursday, November 10, 2005

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By KJ / Tuesday, November 8, 2005

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Nano, Nano November

By KJ / Friday, November 4, 2005

My plans for November: Thanksgiving, of course. One big party, many many guests, with enough food to constitute dinner–that’s the weekend before Thanksgiving. One short trip to Bermuda. (Lucky one night boondoggle.) Clean entire house preparatory to huge party, as in–that cabinet has got to go! I ordered new shelves and gee, if I’m going to clear the kitchen counters I might as well organize the spice cabinet, and once I do that I have to move some stuff to […]

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Lily’s First (Real) Halloween

By KJ / Monday, October 31, 2005

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By KJ / Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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Tact for the Pregnant

By KJ / Monday, October 24, 2005

Tonight at book club I sat next to a girl, somewhat younger than me, about four weeks away from having her second baby and more than ready. We were talking about how weird those last few days were, when you know it’s going to happen, but you don’t know when. “I really realized it when I bought milk with an expiration date that was past my due date,” she said. “I felt like it was sort of a cross between […]

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A False Alarm for Freak-Out Girl

By KJ / Saturday, October 22, 2005

Last night, in the middle of innocent teeth-brushing, I was suddenly and unexpectedly just knocked over with pain in my middle. Anyone who’s had both knows that really bad stomach cramps and really bad labor cramps feel, well, much the same, and since it’s a mistake I’ve made before I really panicked, but I couldn’t do anything about it, except sit there and panic. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t yell for help–but what would have done, anyway? […]

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I Do Not Want to Talk on the Phone

By KJ / Friday, October 21, 2005

I am a bad person with a massive guilt complex, but I rarely return phone calls. I do not like them. They require too much real-time presence, and the only time I have any real-time presence to give is, generally, at night after bed time, a time I devote to a) recovering and b) novel writing. I am so protective of my time. I feel like it’s a slippery eel, always swimming away from me as I grab after it […]

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In which I give the dead past a little tickle

By KJ / Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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By KJ / Thursday, July 14, 2005

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Mice Are SO Not My Department

By KJ / Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Sam and I were cleaning out the car today, while Lily climbed around among all the debris we’d removed from our own little Tobacco Road. I was clearing receipts, wrappers and toy bits from the front console and Sam was vacuuming Lily’s car seat when, over the roar of the wet/dry vac, I hear “Something’s really scaring me, Mommy!” There’s an undertone of panic, and I move fast. On the ground, in front of the vacuum I see a small, […]

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Why I know how to spell Listeria

By KJ / Thursday, May 26, 2005

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Forecast: Mild Depression, with Possible Sloughs of Dispond

By KJ / Wednesday, May 25, 2005

It’s raining here today. It also rained yesterday, and the day before that. The Day before that the sun was out for a bit in the morning, and then it…rained. Tomorrow we’re expecting rain, followed by clouds, which will be accompanied by rain. Oh, and then it’s going to rain. But not to worry, because the day after that, it’s going to rain. And, just in case you were a bit worried about drought, this weekend we’re expecting rain. I’m […]

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The Draft Card

By KJ / Thursday, May 19, 2005

I just heard one Elaine Donnelly from the Center for Military Readiness describe, for NPR listeners, exactly why it’s important that Congress pass a bill codifying Defense Department policy which excludes women from units which participate in direct armed conflicts. Before we get to Ms. Donnelly, why is this happening now? Pentagon policy also excludes women from units which “collocate routinely” (that is to say, move) with combat units, and apparently there’s a sense that in Iraq, units including women […]

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Not Quite the O.C.

By KJ / Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A complete confession–I really like it when Jetta gets what she deserves. I mean, she’s so snooty, and even her dog is snooty, and it’s just somehow satisfying to see her learn her lesson every ten minutes (although if she’d really learned her lesson, she wouldn’t have to relearn it every day, would she? Also, I finally saw the one where they introduce Enrique, and it explained a lot, although I’d still like to know why the one dragon in […]

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I Get to Go to a PARTY! (Two!)

By KJ / Thursday, May 12, 2005

When we were in NYC, we went out. All the time. Even after Sam was born, we went out after bedtime, we went out with a babysitter, we took him along. He’s slept under more bars than my friend the Hip Big Spender, back in his drinking days. Now, we stay in. Some would blame this on the arrival of baby Lily and the growing up of Sam, but I think not. He was sleeping in his stroller in a […]

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Diary of a Thwarted Bicyclist

By KJ / Friday, May 6, 2005

Noon. I decide to try out the new (to us) double bike trailer in between lunch and the 2:00 arrival of Holly, babysitter extraordinaire. But first, of course, lunch. Lunch is the bane of my existence. While fruit and cheese and maybe a little prociutto or bread seems like enough for me, it does not seem to me to be enough to sustain either Sam or Lily through an active afternoon. Every day, I decide that I must offer them […]

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Dr Bradigan, DDS, Gun Runner

By KJ / Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Today was Sam’s second dentist appointment. He’s been looking forward to it all week, for reasons he never really articulated. Generally, I think he likes being the center of attention, no matter what form. Once we were there, he sank into himself, a little, huddled just a bit in the chair. I could tell he was nervous, but I stayed in my chair, across the room, smiling, relaxed, and he relaxed too. He eyed each instrument as she presented it, […]

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By KJ / Sunday, May 1, 2005

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My New (used) Mountain Bike

By KJ / Sunday, May 1, 2005

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Man, That Girl Can Iron!

By KJ / Friday, April 29, 2005

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In Which a Gentle Mist of Espresso Rains Down

By KJ / Sunday, May 29, 2005

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Trixie in Limbo

By KJ / Tuesday, May 31, 2005

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Trixie Gets Better, and My True Nature Reasserts Itself

By KJ / Thursday, June 2, 2005

Trixie has pulled through. We’re so happy to get her back. Of course, if you’d asked me when I thought I’d never see her again, I’d have said I’d do anything for her. But when all my carefully laid plans for going to get her this morning crashed and burned because they didn’t want to release her until late afternoon, well… 2 hours there. 2 hours back. Drive all afternoon on the first nice day we’ve had in weeks, pick […]

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Sam at the pond

By KJ / Monday, July 11, 2005

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By KJ / Saturday, July 9, 2005

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The Flaming, Defiant Role Model

By KJ / Friday, July 8, 2005

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The Full-serve Dilemna

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By KJ / Thursday, June 30, 2005

It was Sam’s annual check-up today, an event he’s been preparing for by reading Blue’s Check-up and conducting mock doctor’s appointments for months. He enjoyed himself vastly as they checked his vision and his hearing , weighed him, measured him and produced, as promised, an otoscope and a stethoscope. He was most pleased, and reasonably charming. Until the medical student and doctor exited, and the nurses arrived. They tried to be nice. One, a gregarious, gigantic guy named Kevin, was […]

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Happy Sprinkle Day to Sam

By KJ / Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sam’s birthday, his “actual birthday with all the stuff”. His party was a minor comedy of errors: it was supposed to be a construction party, to honor all the work we’re doing on the patio with an outdoor dirt pile and a special sand pile. It rained. Oh, how it rained. But I refused to jettison, because the hourly forecast suggestede that it would STOP raining. I hid all the treats outside, and then the rain came down. The rice […]

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Imaginary Money

By KJ / Thursday, June 23, 2005

I love spending imaginary money. Usually I do it in catalogs, but today I took the imaginary money total to new and greater heights than it’s ever been before. It started out with a simple patio. I’ve been wanting a patio since we moved here, and a few weeks ago I decided to actually take a few steps in that direction. So I called Brian, who did a little tractor work for us last spring. Brian was the dream tractor […]

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And More Happy Birthday to Lily

By KJ / Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Tonight was Lily’s actual birthday celebration. 12 adults and 12 kids ranging in age from 7 mos-4 years descended upon us, bearing gifts. We fed them cake, pizza, strawberries and grapes, not actually in that order. Oh, and also, cheese puffs. Kendall said “oh, hell, forget organic, have a cheese puff,” and I looked at her in horror. “They are organic!”. These are our closest friends. At the moment, in order to be admitted into our inner circle, you must […]

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10 Reasons Not to Have #3

By KJ / Friday, June 10, 2005

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Happy Birthday to Lily

By KJ / Friday, June 10, 2005

Lily’s one today, glorious one. She walked her first step on Memorial day, four steps two days later–and hasn’t repeated it since. She’s the Queen Mum of waving, standing at the train table, greeting me with a frantic wave when I come to release her from her car seat. She likes putting things in things, then taking them out, then putting them back in again (I could go on…). She likes bags to carry and hats to put on her […]

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