Author Archives: elsmama

About elsmama

I am prone to speaking before having engaged my brain. This has caused some strife, and much laughter.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy. Love. Laugh. The world can be wonderful.

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Geek indulgence

I must detour into the land of technology today. After the afternoon I spent yesterday, which was chock-a-block full of resets, ipconfig tweaking, sharing fiascoes not involving any children and various episodes of looking cross-eyed at the several screens in … Continue reading

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Sliding

There are some days when it feels like it’s not worth the struggle. I am having one of those days. Between my physical problems, the general frustrations of everyday life in winter, and constant arguing with my littlest kid, I … Continue reading

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A small display of schadenfreude.

I know it’s terribly inappropriate to say this, but I got a reminder of why the surgeon said I was not to use the treadmill, even though I am getting around pretty well now. At the gym this morning, I … Continue reading

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Would that it were so easy…

After considerable reflection and a 5 week layoff due to health, I made a pilgrimage to the health club last Friday in an effort to improve my knee’s strength, flexibility and mobility prior to my coming surgery. I know it … Continue reading

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My stuff came!

I ordered some things from zazzle.com and they came! It’s no secret that I adore TheBloggess – She is funny as hell, and also frequently moving, and far more courageous than I have ever been about her struggles with depression, … Continue reading

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Blog for Choice Day

I am a card-carrying choice supporter. I have been involved (generally on the periphery, sometimes more directly) with pro-choice activism since I understood what reproductive rights were. A woman’s right to determine her own reproductive life is a no-brainer to … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places I’ve Been, and Things I’ve Now Remembered

Now, I have never been to Burning Man. I have been, however, to vaguely similar sorts of gatherings, many of which involved casual nudity, bad language, great fellowship, drinking heavily, new friendships, and general good times. When I saw this … Continue reading

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15 Completely Rational Facts I Wish I Could Convince My Kid Were True | The Stir

15 Completely Rational Facts I Wish I Could Convince My Kid Were True | The Stir. Thank you, Jeanne Sager! There are many things I could add to this list, but they would all be in the same vein. My … Continue reading

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Good thing I never counted on having dignity again

I am wondering at this point what lesson it is the universe is trying to hammer into my head. After my diagnosis (see my previous post), I thought that with time and chemistry, things would start to improve. My gut … Continue reading

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