Category Archives: Crazy Me

Last Nerve

I didn’t know that I had a “last nerve” until I had children and they started dancing on it.

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Reviews and Regrets

OMG, my review killed Mary Oliver! I posted about her book yesterday, giving her a low grade, and today she died. This is why I hate giving low grades. Low grades bring bad news. Mary, I’ve always loved your poems. … Continue reading

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Grateful for Pencils With Erasers

For the last few months, I’ve been clipping crosswords out of The New York Times but not solving them. I now have a large folder full of unsolved puzzles. So, because this has been bugging me, I decided to solve … Continue reading

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Otherwise Occupied

Sorry, but I can’t blog right now. I’m too busy studying poetry. Be back soon, after I’ve learned the rules of pantoums and villanelles.

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Time Off

Me, before time off: “I am going to make great use of my time off and do creative and adventurous things!” Me, during time off: “I don’t know what to do with myself.” Me, after time off: “I wish I … Continue reading

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Motivation and Hope

There was a lot of bad news last year, and it was hard to take. But at some point the bad news actually started to feel strangely motivational. It was just so awful and so constant that it made me … Continue reading

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Reading in 2018

Back in September, I decided on some reading goals for the rest of the year. I was supposed to finish the Harry Potter series, finish reading all of Barbara Michaels’s books, read some Kindle books, and read the bookshop-themed books … Continue reading

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An Inescapable Truth

We have two breadboxes, but we rarely use them. The problem is that what goes into the breadboxes tends to stay in the breadboxes until, with a shiver of horror, we recall that it is there and realize that it’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Progress

The Christmas cards have all been sent, which is impressive given that we had lost our contact list. It was difficult to reconstruct the list, because so many of the people on it had moved in the last few years. … Continue reading

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Almost Done!

I’m feeling moderately optimistic today. I finished my 2017/2018 photo album Monday night. My plan is to proofread it today or tomorrow and then order it. As always, I’m worried about making mistakes, all kinds of mistakes, including the kinds … Continue reading

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