Archive for April, 2008

Tom Waits said it’s so.

After a near-miss with a tornado last night and violent arctic winds today that threatened to blow the whole state off the map, I found a little bit of solace when my iPod, in its grand omniscience, selected this song for random play.[1] Ah, Tom Waits. You make my heart sing. Every fiber of my being resonates with the magic
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Meme this.

Long, long ago, Meg tagged me for this 7 Things Meme. What’s a Meme? Not exactly sure, but gather that it’s kind of like a game of Blog Tag. Here’s the trusty Wikipedia explanation. So, here are 7 random things you may or may not know about me. 1. My name is Mary Jo. The only other Mary Jo I
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We are awaiting royalties from the mayonnaise company.

“Hey – that’s MY house!” exclaimed Isadora with glee one evening of late. Clever girl. Pretty darn close.

Some order is established. At least for today.

Toys, toys, toys. Everywhere. Yet almost never where they matter: in her hands. She’d almost always rather play with all of the non-toys strewn about – tape dispenser, post-it notes, Daddy-O’s socks… After we removed the Christmas tree from this very spot, I concocted a clever plan to contain the toys. One that would 1. make them accessible to her
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Love is in the air.

On Saturday morning, we were roused out of bed by a very bold display of lovemaking. Our neighbors, it seems, have been caught up in the Fever that is Spring and have embraced it wholeheartedly. While I wasn’t quick or clever enough to rush for the camera to record this display as proof of our witness, I see that we
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We’ve got to be clean.

Happy Earth Week, everyone.  While I’m of the “Earth Day Everyday” sort of mind, I’m racking my brain for some nice ways to commemorate Earth Day this week. To begin, how about this lovely green shampoo I whipped up this weekend?  If I had the (kick-ass) job of naming color swatches for paint companies, I’d call this one “Swamp Thing”. 
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The importance of claiming the space

Here’s a post I’ve been thinking about writing for a long time now, if only because the act of writing it helps hash it all out in my own head. I’ve always been a believer in energy as a tangible force, especially as it relates to Feng Shui. That is, every place, be it home, work, friend’s house, emanates a
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To interject:

Call me a copious post-er today, but I just had to interject with this, the report on my blog’s dashboard. Every day, you see, I get access to a little report with all my blog’s stats – how many visits, which sites are referring people, and these here – search engine terms that people entered and then clicked through to
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The Obligatory Crocus

Here it is, the obligatory pic of our crocus. It seems there’s an unwritten blogging rule that mandates a pic of the first crocus and I’m trying so hard to fit in. And after months of stretching the creative limits of blogging photos taken indoors, any kind of photogenic life outside is a breath of fresh air, especially life this
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My Little Herbalist

“Oh!  Look at this, Bo.”  (Bo is the poorly-dressed baby doll)  “This is mullein. Smell it!” “And look at these milkweed pods!” My heart exploded with joy today when I glimpsed this little guided herb walk.  Isadora was intent on taking Bo out and showing her all of the surprises that Daddy-O and I have pointed out in the past
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