Posts Tagged "the Exorcist"

If You’re Sad and You Know It, Have a Cry…(sniff, sniff…)

Posted on Sep 23, 2012

I am having a sad day.  Do you know what I mean?  It’s like you are just sad, with all of your being, and you can’t really put into words exactly why. Of course for me, it could be because getting Sullivan acclimated to middle school has been hard–he’s overwhelmed and therefore, so am I. It could be that we are in a state of flux right now, not knowing if in 6 months my husband will be here or there with his unknown work status.  It could be that I’m already thinking of missed friends if we end up moving away, and friends that are already missing for some unknown reason. It could be that I myself feel overwhelmed with my retail job hours.  Sometimes I feel like life is just slipping away around me and I’m missing important things. It could be that my daughter just went to her junior Homecoming, and every day she gets more and more independent and grown up and is doing what she’s supposed to be doing…getting farther and farther away from her ol’ parents. It could be that I watched the original beloved Charlotte’s Web cartoon movie this morning–a movie I remember watching in the theater as a child, a story...

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You Are Never Too Old For a Teddy Bear.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012

I finally have it.  Something I’ve been coveting at the Minnesota State Fair for probably 5 years is now in my hot little hands.  It’s not on a stick, it’s not something you can eat, it’s not new car. It’s my new little alpaca teddy bear. I am in love with alpacas. Seriously, in another life I have an alpaca farm.  I think they are just about the cutest things I’ve ever seen and right now the closest I can get to cuddling one is to have the ever-so-stinkin’-soft teddy bear that is made out of one’s fur. Every year at the fair I have to see the alpacas, and every year I have to cuddle one of the bears.  I always want to buy one, but I have felt silly thinking of spending $30 on a stuffed animal–and at my age!  Surely there is a better way to spend my money. Or is there? Why can’t adults have cuddly toys??  You reach a certain age and all of a sudden it’s childish to love a stuffed animal.  Says who, really??  OK, it might be a bit weird if I carried him around everywhere,  but I’m happy just to have him sit on my bed. (I did clutch him...

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