Waltz In Exile

19 April 2012, 10:14 pm
Filed under: 1/2 Marathon Training, Getting Old Sucks, Working Mom | Tags: , ,

Sorry, too busy running all the time and eating ALL THE CARBS.  Throw in two little league players, one of whom is taking two dance classes (and therefore has two parts in the upcoming recital), and it’s almost not doable. Toss the puppy in the mix, and the boss who’s getting ready for trial, and well, I can barely hold my head up long enough to post this using my iPod.

But I swear I’m still back. Just…T minus 16 days until the race. Then I sorta get my life back.  Or at least a yoga class.


*tu vois ce que j’ai fait la? Je m’amuse toujours 🙂


Panic! Although nowhere near the Disco
27 November 2008, 1:11 am
Filed under: Exile, Family, Goats, P2, P3, Working Mom | Tags: ,

Oh holy cow.   Hi there.  Please excuse the mess.  I wasn’t expecting you.  I love Beej.   I do.  And I’m beyond flattered to have been included in the list of Blogs That Don’t Suck.  I just wish she’d warned me she was going to do that, Continue reading

14 October 2008, 8:44 pm
Filed under: Goats, Marriage, P3, Working Mom | Tags: ,

So Goat #2’s hair.

and it smells like strawberries!

and it smells like strawberries!

Continue reading

25 September 2008, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Goats, P3, Photos, Working Mom | Tags: , ,

I cannot believe how very very different my children are from each other. Goat #1 is thriving in his very controlled, very challenging, small class, private religious elementary. Meanwhile, his sister is falling apart in the preschool. Continue reading

7 September 2008, 1:27 pm
Filed under: Goats, Graduate School, Working Mom | Tags: , ,

There’s a fantastic philosophy about non-profit blogging that states that you can’t let blogging about your life get in the way of living your life. And I’d like to say that that is exactly why I haven’t posted in so long. I’d love to say that, actually, because it might make me seem way more together than I am. However, that would be a big fat lie. I haven’t been too busy living my life to blog; I’ve been too busy having life kick my ass. Continue reading

5 August 2008, 11:40 am
Filed under: Exile, Goats, P2, P3, Working Mom | Tags: ,

I can’t think of anything to say. Which doesn’t make any sense. My life isn’t any different from two weeks ago, when I had plenty of things to say. The goats are still insane. The nanny is still here. The GOAT-D job is still a perpetual cycle of counting to ten before I open my mouth. I cannot for the life of me figure out why I haven’t written anything in almost two weeks. Goat #1 still baffles with his nightly excuses for getting out of bed (last night, the problem was “the song is just STUCK in my HEAD. I need to go watch TV for a little while to make it go away…”) The usual bon mots are flying out of Goat #2’s mouth Continue reading

24 July 2008, 4:14 pm
Filed under: Exile, Goats, Graduate School, Nanny, P2, P3, Working Mom | Tags: , ,

I know, I know, it’s been a while.  Sorry ’bout that.  (What? You didn’t even notice? Never mind, then.)  It’s just hard to write about life in Exile after I got to escape to civilization for a while last weekend.  Obviously, I’m experiencing some afterglow from all the normalcy and social life and friend time.  We had a fantastic time in Ohio, staying with one of my oldest friends, Continue reading

16 July 2008, 9:45 am
Filed under: Family, Goats, P2, P3, Working Mom | Tags: , ,

Always good to start the day with a mystery solved, even if it is more of a “D’oh!” should-have-been-obvious moment than an intricate unraveling of knots.  I’ve known from our first days here in Exile that the people are, for the most part, really bad drivers.  And NOW….I think I know why. Continue reading

15 July 2008, 12:06 am
Filed under: Goats, Human Rights, Nanny, P2, P3, Working Mom | Tags: , , ,

Monday number two with the nanny IN. DA. HOUSE…!  I didn’t get off as easy as last week, though.  Why, you ask?  (Or maybe you don’t.  Fine.  Go read something else then.  Where was I? Oh, yes.)  I didn’t get out of the house before the goats awoke. Partly because one of them, impossible little goat that she is, was up sort of late last night (given the state of the curly red mop on her head, it makes me wonder if she’s been up late practicing “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” with the other orphans. [Seriously, if the camera batteries were recharged, you would understand what I’m talking about.  Maybe tomorrow.  ANYway –]) Continue reading

11 July 2008, 9:37 am
Filed under: Nanny, Working Mom | Tags: ,

All right, people. I did my part: I asked for help, for advice. And what did you people do? Continue reading