Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is it true what they say?

Couples who have been together for a long time start to look alike.

I don’t see it, but…
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The Golden Age of Florence

That would be Florence Avenue in Oakland.We moved to the house on the hill with the big backyard on Halloween weekend in 1980, just a few weeks before my first son was born.Those were the days of miracle and wonder…and Jazzercize… and Sesame Street. Dancin’ and BBQ’n in the street  Even at the time, weContinue Reading

Poxy Lady

Somehow, I managed to avoid getting chicken pox during my childhood. Never thought much about it, since I suffered through measles, mumps, appendicitis, tonsillitis, head lice, two broken arms, pneumonia, allergy shots, and a few hard knocks on the head. I thought I’d caught a break.  However. One day, my three-year-old daughter comes home fromContinue Reading

Movin’ on again

My rules, so I can break ’em. I need a couple more days before I really move on to the next five years. So, in no particular order, a few extra things I need to pack into this five-year span: We were fortunate to have friends and family who really stepped up during the timeContinue Reading

So tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for…

…that baby to be born already! Halloween. Not too much longer… October rolled around and the little strawberry and I went to a Halloween parade in San Francisco. Just a few more weeks to go! Spirits were high, preparations were made. Just waiting….But, alas, my November 25th due date came and went. Sure, I’d heardContinue Reading

Life With Baby

Babies. Once they’re here, it’s hard to remember what life was like before. Life? Before?? Who can remember? Caitlin, in the pink–but still in the hospital– at 4 months My husband and I  moved to a new city ten days before my due date, so not only was I living in an unfamiliar neighborhood afterContinue Reading