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Mean As A Snake
Retired stay-at-home, going through menopause and a mid-life crisis. Who am I; and why am I here?
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After the Marathon Bombings and the ensuing lockdown of Boston, I asked my daughter to be careful. Her response was to say had to go about our lives and then, later in the day sent me a not-so-subtle email with a link to an article saying, in essence, we should... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Mean As A Snake
Why is it that when I have a perfectly and wonderfully productive day, I feel, at the end of that day, like I failed? Is it because I don't value what it is I do? Maybe I didn't do enough; or, perhaps, what I did do, I didn't do well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Loon Lane
Our planet was created or evolved (take your pick; it doesn’t matter) in PERFECT balance. Yes, scientific-based history tells us there were evolutionary or created (take your pick; it doesn’t matter) changes in Earth’s climate (ice ages, periods of melting, cooling, warming, etc., etc.). In these historical periods of natural... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Loon Lane
Watch this and do what you can. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Loon Lane
Mean As A Snake is now following Floating Lemons
Mar 6, 2012
I spend a lot of time trying to figure out why and when it all started to go bad. I can easily tell you when I first realized for sure that it had. Mother very clearly spelled it out for me that night at the beach house in Duck. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Mean As A Snake
We've had a very mild winter this year in Virginia. No snow to speak of. I tend to get a little melancholy in the winter months, so I usually welcome a good snow storm. It goes a long way in breaking the monotony of winter's bleakness--not to mention, when the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Loon Lane
Now, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not much of a horse person. What exactly is a “horse person,” you ask? Well, it’s not someone with an unfortunate resemblance to Charles, Prince of Wales or his sister, what’s-her-name. Neither is it anything as remotely exotic as one of those half-person, half-steed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Loon Lane
I’m having a wonderful day today, my friends. After being awakened at 12:12 a.m. this morning by my eldest daughter, inviting me for a girls’ night this Friday with her college friends (yippee), I slept soundly and dreamt pleasantly until the iPhone marimba went off at 7:00. I let the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Loon Lane
I didn’t experience this first hand—I was in my teens, living with my parents in another state—but, from what I hear, in the 1970s and 80s, the graveled, Shenandoah Valley road I now live on had quite the reputation. Back then, the country road was affectionately—and, perhaps (by some), deridingly—known... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Loon Lane
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
It's been about 6 weeks since our intervention with Mom, and I haven't really been getting regular updates from Dad on Mom's commitment to seeing the Christian psychologist that Gerald, their pastor, has recommended. Mom prefers (and Dad humors her) to call the doctor the "counselor," not the "psychologist," which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
Phew. Documenting my recent stay in Roxboro was mentally draining. I actually had one more day to retell, but, in the sheme of things, it didn't add much, so I just left it. If I had documented that last day, it would have been to basically report this: Yesterday, day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
By the way, Duke kicked some TarHole booty. So. That was good. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
To the best of my recollection, Mom spent the morning “resting” in the spare bedroom downstairs. In any event, I don’t remember her being around in the morning hours. XXXXX Having secured an address from Brinn, I sent an email to Gerald early in the morning thanking him and Susan... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
I’ve taken a few days off from documenting the week I spent in Roxboro with my parents. A couple of days ago, I (finally) made it through the retelling of how my Mom came to hit me in the jaw. It took me four days before I could get to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
I have to tell you, I am so weary of thinking and writing about all this. My head hurts; my stomach hurts; I am so tired. I can’t decide if I actually have a bug of some kind or if I am simply emotionally and mentally exhausted. I think it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
I haven't been feeling well the past couple of days (the flu? just a cold?), so I dutifully drank the nasty alka seltzer this morning, which made me feel better, but by noon, I was drowsy and, so, took a nap. Slept like a rock. My dream: Mom is lying... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
Surprisingly, the night of the “Brinn and Nikolay” incident, once I fell asleep, I slept well. The next morning, when I came up for coffee, I do not know what to expect from Mom. Will she be angry? Distant? Depressed? Will she behave as if nothing happened between us? I’m... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
Richard left for Pennsylvania at 3:30 a.m. this Monday morning. He normally would depart on Sunday evening, but, having been in Roxboro until yesterday, he stayed the night so we could have more time together. Once he left, I lay in the dark, thinking about Mom, remembering some things I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
Daddy had hip replacement surgery on Feb 1, and was discharged to home on Feb 4. My plan was to go down to Roxboro to spend a week or so helping Mom with Dad’s recuperation – cooking, physically helping him, etc. Also, it was a good excuse to be with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
This is going to be my private journal. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Mean As A Snake
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Mean As A Snake
I bought a really awesome-looking sweater--sort of a loose, asymetrical, cashmere thingy that has a free form, drapey neck. (Obviously, I'm not in the habit of writing persuasive fashion critiques.) I think it should curl away from my neck, but it curls into my neck--showing the label on the sweater.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Mean As A Snake