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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Thanksgiving: No Pressure

For as long as I’ve known my husband, which is 11 years, I’ve known that Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. I know this because our souls are deeply, almost cosmically connected, and because every year about this time, I overhear him tell someone, “Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.”

I’ve always just assumed it was...

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The Girl With Moxie
Musical Interlude: Common

Today wasn’t so great. I took to the bed and slept a lot. The holidays, thoughts of Momcat, and everything that the Ferguson situation stirred up in me were all rattling around in my head and mixing in with professional … Continue reading

The Girl With Moxie
Je Suis Fatiguée*

After the events of last night and all the news coverage and Internet posts on Ferguson, I am emotionally drained. I ended up watching Sleepless in Seattle for the umpteenth time just to shut off my brain for a couple … Continue reading

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Nanny Goats in Panties
Meet My New Buddy, Perry Mennow Paws

Meet My New Buddy, Perry Mennow Paws

Have you ever sat on the cold, concrete tombstone of a stranger, just to watch a gravedigger? It’s twilight and all you can hear is the shovel cutting into the soil and the birds chirping in the trees. They all seem to wear flannel plaid snap-front work shirts and muddy boots. Most have beards....

The Girl With Moxie
Beyond the Incubator

This is Junior. He was born in late May 2014, three months before he was actually due. He is T-Wizzle’s son. I call him my nephew, because his momma has been my sister from another mister for more than 13 years. … Continue reading

The Girl With Moxie
How Does it Grow? Cranberries on Vimeo

If you love cranberries but never really thought about how they grow, you’ll enjoy this short video. How Does it Grow? Cranberries from How Does it Grow? on Vimeo.

The Girl With Moxie
Road Trippin’

Create Your Own Visited States Map This interactive map is floating around on the interwebs so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I’ve visited way more states than I thought, though a few of these are ones where I … Continue reading

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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Thank You, Teenagers (This is not a paid advertisement.)

So far this November, I’m thankful that Facebook (at least on my newsfeed) hasn’t been deluged with that tiresome habit of people posting one new thing every day that they are thankful for. My eyes were sore from rolling them last year. I finally stopped reading when I saw, “I’m thankful for the love...

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The Girl With Moxie
Five Years Later: What I Learned from Losing Momcat

Earlier this month I read this article on grief and loss, and it made me consider everything I’ve learned since Momcat died five years ago. Today would have been her 72nd birthday. Here’s what I have learned in the five years … Continue reading

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Site is fixed!

I finally fixed my site today. I still am not completely sure how I figured it out, but it involved using SSH on PuTTY and WP CLI and a bunch of other acronyms I can’t remember. The end result is … Continue reading

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