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islaygirl
Little Island in the Middle of Puget Sound, Washington
Inveterate rescuer of dogs and consumer of bread
Interests: reading, typography, cape cod, scotties, the perfect crust, meyer lemons, dimples, oxford-cloth shirts, peter pan collars
Recent Activity
Last night Milo and I went out to dinner. This almost never happens, usually because one of us has gotten off a boat, both of us have had a hard day or (most likely) buying the 4-page single-spaced list of Required School Supplies has depleted Discretionary Income. But last night... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
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(This photo is from 2008. He's still essentially the same little shit.) If I had to pinpoint who was happiest about the move to the island, it would be an easy call. Desmond is undoubtedly in heaven. I'm sure as he wandered the hot and dusty streets of Mesa, Ariz.,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
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So, it's been a while. Hi. I moved to an island. I'm not sure how it happened, but it may have had something to do with Milo's Golden Retriever-like way of leaning just gently enough that I don't notice, until I'm over the edge of a cliff. Or in this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
So, today, same deal. I decided to use my phone timer instead of the microwave, since the Klaxon emitting from my $50 microwave is somewhat jarring compared to the a discreet chime my mother's $800 model makes. It's the difference between being hit with a blackjack and being tapped on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
A Facebook friend posted a short item about Three Things You Can Do To Reduce Stress, and one of them was meditation (which I keep mistyping as medication, but ignore that Freudian slip). The article suggested that while meditation can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you're stressed out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
There's a part of me that still believes in the concept of Happy Marriage, but that's the same part who thinks there might be a Santa Claus and that my dearly departed dog, Bea, comes back to visit us as a ghost. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
I came upon this via blurbomat, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. It's all great, but gets even better at 3:30 to the end. "The One does not exist. The One is a lie. But the beautiful part of the lie is that it's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
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At the end of last week, we learned at work that our Blackberries were being replaced with iPhone 4S's. Yay! So over the weekend, Wee One and I played around with it, because no, it's not enough that we each have iPhones already, the iPhone 4S is! just! fascinating! Specifically,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
Milo: So, what are you doing for lunch? Islaygirl: Grocery shopping. Milo: Will you pick up something to eat? Islaygirl: That would be the point. Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
Fear is insidious. It undermines, it distracts, it's pointless and crippling. What's that axiom? Imagine what you would do if you weren't afraid of failure? I've been afraid lately. It's been undermining, distracting. Pointless and crippling. I've been second-guessing, and slowing and pausing. I've also been trying to forget fear.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
Yesterday Milo and I were making the bed (translation: I was making the bed, he heard me and came in, in a thinly veiled effort to 'help' but mainly because he thinks I Don't Do It Right.) We were talking about something or other and I referenced "the whole kit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Bread and Lemons
Milo and I are of different faiths. That is to say, he doesn't have any. He's agnostic (recovered Methodist), I'm Episcopalian. When we were first dating, he referred to me as a "church-going woman" with a certain amount of bemusement that someone as intentionally unchurched as he is would end... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
As is common with Milo and myself, many conversations happen in the kitchen. There's something on the stove, a timer going off somewhere, a child at an elbow, a dog underfoot. Dialogues often are barely heard, statements oft-repeated, questions misunderstood. Cue ensuing hilarity. I was gathering up the food I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
So, let's follow this to its logical conclusion. If I'm being Zen, and just Going With It, how exactly do I keep from circling the drain? Because people, that's what it's feeling like. Somewhere between making God laugh at my plans and me sitting on the sofa with one of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
And no smart remarks about how This Has All Happened Before and Will All Happen Again. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
So, as usual, the last post I wrote bears very little relation to real life. 1. My mother was acting weird for reasons that were entirely reasonable and had nothing to do with me. Because, apparently, even at 41, I have not learned that it's Not Always About Me. 2.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
I have a line-item in my budget labeled 'The Unexpected.' It's supposed to account for the fact that I make a decent living and still end up counting the last couple of days til payday. Every month, something out of the blue eats up what should be going directly into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
So, I called my mother this morning, planning to ask the rhetorical question of whether I'd be welcome for Christmas. As I would be travelling with the Only Grandchild, that question is laughably rhetorical, and usually invokes a shopping response in my mother that doesn't end until Toys R Us... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
Ok, so things got a little grisly there and I disappeared for a while. The Wee One went to Phoenix for much of the summer, rendering me childless and also ~laundryless~ which was an unexpected bonus. I came, I saw, I dated, I got broken up with, I got depressed,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
mom ~said~ that, but you know she would never be responsible for disposal either (no judgment there. just saying.)
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2011 on No Vacancy at Will Work for Food
I vote for SF. :)
One undeniably good thing about dating a bunch of new people is you eat well. To wit: 1. Monday lunch: Technically not a date, but guy-work-friend. His turn to buy. 2. Monday dinner: The Date. Fabulous bistro dinner. 3. Tuesday dinner: Work dinner. Expense account with drinks and heavy apps.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
Last night I had a lovely, impromptu date that was supposed to be a walk and/or a drink and turned into a walk, a drink, a dinner and then another drink and an excellent goodnight kiss. But under the heading of Can't Make This Shit Up, a mere 30 seconds... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Bread and Lemons
Too many old boyfriends showing up on match.com. I haven't dated enough to have this happen. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Bread and Lemons