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Too much good stuff

Hey, do me a favor – remind me to do a headstand every Friday afternoon because all that joy and happiness lasted the entire weekend – even through the car buying process! In lieu of climbing Friday, Chris and I went out for burgers and then hit the REI sale – a fine way to end a busy week. Saturday morning we went to the dive shop to send Chris’ watch in for repairs. And since Dolphin was also having a big sale we ran into several friends from the dive club and that is always nice. And Holger told me about another camera store in the area! Poor Chris. After lunch we spent a couple relatively pain-free hours at the car dealership and drove home in my new Highlander. Then we had Sharon and Cynthia over for Chris’s famous macadamia nut encrusted abalone. He also made fish tacos with the cabezon he shot last week. Fantastic! We had a great time. Thanks again for salad, sorbet and the lively conversation ladies – I think Chris only blushed once!Sunday was the day of “finally”s – I finally started working on a new painting and we finally went to the climbing…

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Inner turmoil

Yesterday afternoon I started a post about Kyle’s haircut being rescheduled and the tortuous path of bad haircuts that lead me to start taking him to my stylist at the swanky salon across town. I even had pictures.And while I couldn’t sleep last night I contemplated writing a post on the subject of the strange pre-purchase fear (usually reserved to buying airline tickets) I started to feel due to the fact that we might be getting the Highlander tomorrow!But all of that went crashing out the window this morning when I developed a seething rage directed at Kyle’s father whom we affectionately call Stuppetto. I’m not going to go into details – suffice it to say that it has left me in a foul mood with nothing nice to say.I think I’ll go stand on my head for awhile.

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On a silver platter

Sain’t called last night. I had finally sent him a link to the blog with the comment that I am not old enough to be Andy Gibb’s mother. He thinks Kyle looks like Bobby Brady in the last season. I can see that.But then there was this:Elfini: After climbing yesterday, Cynthia mentioned that Kyle looks like me.No one ever says that!Sain’t: Oh yeah Kyle looks like you.We don’t say anything so that we don’t hurt his feelings.…Damn.

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Get a haircut and get a real job

I am all for letting your freak flag fly but this is border-line Bee-Gee hair and it’s gotta go!When I started this post last Friday I was going to question the fullness of the moon and the alignment of the planets because Kyle had been exceedingly affectionate all week. Not only were there many hugs and declarations of love – he would even hold my hand walking to and from the car at school. Strange days indeed.But I’m afraid one Sunday of him and I without the buffer of Chris has turned the tides. When I pick him up from school today I will have to remind him that his lippy attitude last night got him grounded – for 2 days! Lead balloon anyone?And to make sure I retain the title of Meanest Mom Ever on Wednesday I am taking him to get his hair cut and then to the dentist!Keep smiling pretty boy…

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