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This girl was named Elise …

 

Hazel the Weimaraner is barking her frustration bark, and so I go to see what the problem is. I find her in the bathroom on the main floor of the house, her head low, barking into the space below the vanity. Thinking she has lost a ball or some other toy, I bend …This girl was named Elise …

    THAT’S HOW THIS WORKS!

     

    Here’s my morning …

    7:00 am: Get dressed. Take the dogs out. Drink coffee. Check email. Walk the badly behaved dog around the block so he can pee on everything.

    7:30 am: Wake Maj … defend myself against accusations that I have not fulfilled promises to do a variety of things I do …THAT’S HOW THIS WORKS!

    A re-gifting …

     

    A woman who has lost herself sits on an uncomfortable bed that is also a couch and types words that strike in noisy black impression upon the page, hard enough that a finger run along the reverse might read the braille of her meaning. She should get up and feed the fire, but …A re-gifting …

    Bite down …

    Desperate times call for desperate measures …

     

    I bought a Frisbee and insisted Maj walk to one of the fields at the neighboring high school and play with me. She was, I assured her, not going home until there had been some fun … damn it.

    She was dubious. “Mother, you know very …Bite down …

    Cheese stands alone

     

    Kallan got back from cheer camp this past Monday. Maj left for her cross-country camp the day before that, which means the grand total of nights this summer on which Mark and I have had zero children home equals one. Life is cruel.

    So, because Mark heads off to work every weekday, Kallan …Cheese stands alone