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Sep.21.2008
This morning was magical. The weather was perfect--cool enough outside that the blanket on my bed was just right. KidThree had a dentist appointment at ten, so we got to sleep in a little bit instead of getting up to go to school. I lay in bed listening to the morning traffic go by outside the...
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Sep.21.2008
Our ADA called: the trial is on. All are ready and we have a courtroom assigned. There's no court business done on Fridays, so the pre-trial motions will begin Monday, then jury selection, then opening arguments, then KidThree testifies. It's entirely possible that she'll need to testify the first...
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Sep.21.2008
KidTwo FINALLY put up a short little note on her livejournal but it wasn't the sort of short little note to ease her mama's mind. She wrote of having stuff 'jacked' in Otavalo, going up a mountain in an ATV, and riding a horse on that same mountain. She did include a 'sorry mom' after the ATV entry...
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Sep.21.2008
CousinP's baby is here--a baby boy with an interesting name. I'll be sure to ask the whys and wherefores of the name after the parents get some sleep. I'm glad he's here safely and glad the happy pair got a boy to go with their girl. This afternoon KidThree and I went to see "The Dark Knight....
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Sep.21.2008
If I could sing, I would sing that--the weather has changed, it's cool outside. I've had the windows open all night and it feels wonderful in here. At one point during the night, I had to get up to go get a blanket. A blanket! You know the weather has changed when I have to get a blanket to be able...
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Sep.21.2008
The Great Big Bed, the Queen-Sized Bed; Ding, Dong, the Big Old Bed Is Gone! Yesterday KidThree and I went to visit the parents. The point of the visit was ostensibly to share the dvd from the gym, but it didn't work. We got sound, but no picture. Blast. Dad had just bought a machine to record his...
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Sep.21.2008
The Saturday New York Times crossword puzzle is in the local paper this morning. I can function again. Earthquake damage fully repaired. Frayed nerves re-knit. Orange alert cancelled. Thank goodness. I can handle this blasted poverty for another month as long as my support structures are firmly in...
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Sep.21.2008
Saturday morning and nowhere that I have to get to today--what a lovely feeling. The water is on for my second cup of coffee, KidOne and KidThree are asleep, so the apartment is all mine, figuratively speaking. I do so love peace and quiet. Today I do want to get to the library, as I've finished...
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Sep.21.2008
John McCain did a much better job with his speech yesterday than I thought he would. The first part was as anemic as everything else he's said, so much so that at one point I lost all ability to track what he was saying, but then he seemed to catch fire and actually got passionate for a few minutes...
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Sep.21.2008
Yesterday I went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for KidThree and didn't pay a thing--Medi-Cal FINALLY covered it. This is something that I've had to purchase, full price retail, for the past fifteen months at approximately $100 a pop. Fifteen months of arguing with insurance, of doctors...