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alex's life book

  • In early 2006, I began creating a life book for my daughter, Alex. Click here for links to articles describing my experience.
  • And for those of you who are more digitally inclined, in late 2006, I recreated key pages of Alex's lifebook for an article I wrote for AlphaMom, using Scrapblog.

    You can see the final digital result (and leave comments, if you'd like!) here.

what's been on my nikon lately

  • And you can view my favourites here.

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Huh. The key to my stamina is potato chips. Maybe I'll try the fury.


Fury once impelled me to strip wallpaper from a bathroom in record time. Anger is a great motivator.

And you do have a right to be annoyed with your sitter. Sheesh.


I am extrememly more productive when infuriated. Also, yeah, the babysitter is a flake.


TWO HOURS LATE????? So what did she say when you fired her?


Your sitter is related to my club's adminstrative secretary.


Hmmm, now that's worth considering. I'm PMSd today, and I'm considering heading out the door without a word and going for a run the next time someone pisses me off.
I give myself five minutes before I go...if I try really really hard.


Ahhh yes, rage - It allowed me to stop barefoot over burning hot ground yesterday because I did NOT want to be spelunking through a bunch of wilderness. Ugh! Go rage!

Mary Tsao

The thing that sucks when the babysitter is late is that when she finally does show up you are SO GRATEFUL that she did you "forget" to fire her. Sigh.

We are at their mercy and they know it!


Very justified anger. I have to applaud your use of it as an exercise motivator. I tend towards total all out war on clutter -- often resulting in lost papers, misplaced keys, and the locating of three yr old sunglasses.

Lisa Stone

RRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I abhor that.

Motherhood Uncensored

Ugh. What is it with people and timeliness? My first sitter was great with Q but would always arrive at least 15 minutes late EVERY TIME. I started telling her an earlier time so she would actually come on time. It finally got so bad one day I stormed off - and she actually got mad at me? (um... hello...)

This sitter is way better, however, if you give her an inch (like "take your time, I just need to leave by 11:30am"), she arrives at 11:29am...

Angel Baby

I'm. Try-ing. Not. To Lose. My. Edge.
Huh. Huh. Huh Huh.

marge ingersol

I would have fired that nasty nanny and rehired her only so I could fire her again. The problem with these nannies is for some odd reason they get a chip on their shoulder. A nanny is not a person of esteem. A nanny is a DOMESTIC SERVANT. My boyfriend has totally reschooled me in my relationship with my staff. I used to extend kindnesses but then I would have to deal with things like "my mom is sick, she is coming from Jamaica to see a specialist and I need the afternoon off". What I have learned is so valuable. I don't need to be grateful to them. They should be grateful to me for giving them a job and a steady paycheck. They don't ask questions of me. I ask the questions. I guarantee you that none of my nannies would show up more than 30 seconds late and even then they know to apologize profuseley.

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