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Feb. 26th, 2006 | 01:56 pm

I'll be here from now on.

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Feb. 26th, 2006 | 09:28 am

If you've ever had severe jet lag, and we're sure you have, go check out what Alice has to say, over at Finslippy.

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OK, this time I'm serious.

Feb. 22nd, 2006 | 10:58 pm

Faithful readers will remember the illustrious Deb. Things are getting super-serious for her now, she's undergoing radiation prior to her bone marrow transplant. It's the best treatment for the kind of leukemia she's got, and she's at MD Anderson, a great place to be in this situation, but it's still scary. As a reminder, she's a single mom to a 5-year-old girl. Not that it wouldn't be scary for anyone, but when you're a mom ... well.

She's got a post up right now about ways to help, and for those of you who might be ... financially challenged, shall we say, you can give blood where ever you are, and it can help her out in Texas. Go read it.

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Procratinators R Us.

Feb. 19th, 2006 | 02:15 pm

After several weeks in which I've had nothing to do but worry about how i wasn't working, I now have too much work and too little time, which leads inevitably to ... procrastination.

So far this weekend, i've gone to starbucks, taken the small person to the playground, made a couple picnic lunches, went grocery shopping, cut back the rose bushes and nearly did myself in hacking off bits of the cactus that was threatening to take over our garage. and it occurs to me perhaps i didn't hack it quite enough.

cactus, originally uploaded by islaygirl.

I also made a curtain panel for the guest room -- i still need to make the other half, but i'm waiting to go back to the fabric store for more lining until my 3-year-old limpet, whoops, daughter, is back in school.

curtain, originally uploaded by islaygirl.

Right now i'm sitting in a darkened room willing the limpet to take a nice long nap so i can procrastinate further. Once i get all this procrastinating out of the way, then i can proceed directly to panic.

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again, for those who are asking.

Feb. 16th, 2006 | 09:40 pm

The jdate went well. He was nice, polite, well-groomed, and waved me off when i did the half-hearted move to my purse when the check came. He also brought a little giftie for my wee one, which was so thoughtful. No sparks, but it was good to get out there. I think.

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For those who asked ...

Feb. 16th, 2006 | 12:09 pm

For those who asked ..., originally uploaded by islaygirl.

This is what we give Bea to grace her with such a lovely coat. She had Skin Issues when she came to us, and someone recommended, yes, MISSING LINK. A "superfood!" With Omega-3! (NB: Magic Carriage and bouquet of flowers not included.)

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Mensch Day

Feb. 16th, 2006 | 08:50 am

OK, so today's the day. Lunch at nice place with man from jdate.

I'm kind of freaked out. I really want to cancel. Why? Because my neck is sore, and i don't have anything to wear, and i need to lose about 20 pounds, and i need to go grocery shopping ...

You know, fear.


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For Blackbird in Tuvalu

Feb. 16th, 2006 | 08:36 am

cloud, originally uploaded by islaygirl.

It's Show and Tell Thursday. Look at my lovely cloud formation! The cirrus-whatchamacallits, the nimbus-whoozawhatsits ....

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Feb. 16th, 2006 | 08:34 am

bea bed, originally uploaded by islaygirl.

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Feb. 12th, 2006 | 03:57 pm

Carousel, originally uploaded by islaygirl.

We had a really great time at the Happiest Place on Earth. We were in early, had the place to ourselves (or so it seemed) for about 45 minutes, rode everything we wanted to and some things we didn't (who ever replaced Eisner will be getting a letter from me about Roger Rabbit's Car ride), and were on our way back to Grandma's by 1.30.

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