Mrs. Flinger: A work in progress

Fixing Mrs. Flinger Feb 20, 2015

I'm currently working on this website. I want to add back the links to blogs I love, some ways to find content easier, and put in archive, at last, some of the ancient articles. Come back to see updates.

The day hell froze Jul 27, 2007

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Belonging (Or why I’m ok that I’m not in Chicago this weekend) Jul 26, 2007

#Depth and Faith

I find myself in an odd place in life. Having grown up in a church, raised with like-minded people who could recite the Apostle’s Creed by heart, there was always an abundance of people around. There was an automatic system for support, or “fellowship” as the churchy people say. I left the Catholic church for a more “progressive” church during college and found other like-minded people again. There was a social network readily available. But most importantly, there was some being in my brain, this “God” that I would speak to. I was never truly alone. These ideals finally fell off, after a few years of questions and unsatisfying answers and even more unfortunate run-ins with “God’s People”, and I finally laid to rest the idea that... Read more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday Jul 25, 2007

(another view here) iTunes giftcard goes to Kathie for her entry: Thanks to everyone for their input. I went with a #1 modified A-line cut. Y’all know your stuff! Read more

Virtual Makeover and a GiveAway! *updated with a new style! Jul 20, 2007

#Weght Loss and Body Image

About once a year I get all “PPfffttt I hate my hair. I hate my body. I have nothing to wear and that bitch over there looks great in her A-line layered cut and I look like a mom!” Ok, maybe more than once a year. But I usually only post about it once a year. This year is a little different. I’ve taken action! I’ve taken photos! I’ve uploaded photos to websites and tried hair on like a teenager with too much time on her hands! (How this is possible, don’t ask, because LB will tell you something about Sesame Street on a loop or some such nonsense, silly girl.) And here I am as Jennifer Anniston. The resemblance is uncanny! So, here’s how things are going down as far as I know: I have a few pictures here, numbered, for you to tell me what... Read more

Wordless Wednesday 4: It’s’ all worth it Jul 18, 2007

#Parenting Siblings#Baby O

P.S. Colleen, this is why you have two. Read more

The post that keeps on postin’  *Now complete with commentary and blogger’s remorse Jul 15, 2007

Time: July 15th 8:10pm I honestly have no idea how people with two small kids blog. I’m not sure who LB is more jealous of, the computer or her new brother. Either way, any time I try to sit down and write something, let alone something remotely fun or spunky, her little world has some crisis and her brother magically starts screaming. It’s uncanny. For the last eight weeks I’ve been posting in stages. Stage 1: Make up the title and click “Save Draft”. Walk away from computer to fix meltdown. Stage two: Write something and click Save Draft repeatedly in between a myriad of feeding/helping/entertaining/soothing. This stage could take hours or days. Stage three: edit and scan for punctuation and spelling. (I usually skip stage three these days.) Stage four:... Read more

Flinger Flight 666 Jul 14, 2007

Welcome aboard Flinger Flight 666. Next destination: Hell. We’re proud to serve you goldfish and fruitsnacks for your inflight meal. Your movie will be “Elmo’s Potty Time” on a loop. You’re aboard a special flight filled with a scientific experiment where your children have been sleep deprived and starved and are needing your attention. In case of an emergency, there are no exists. Thank you for choosing Flinger Airlines. We were going along just splendidly, or rather as splendidly as one with a new baby could possibly be going along, when BLAMO! The ‘flux hit the house. LB had the flux. We weren’t aware that’s what was going on until well in to my “I hate being a mom OHMYHELL what did we do?!” phase. Once she got on Zantac,... Read more

Wordless Wednesday: Now with words Jul 11, 2007

Mrs. F. PPffttt. I won’t be able to do my wordless wednesday this week. Oma:  Why not? Mrs. F.  I can’t find our condoms. And oh my god, I just told my mom I can’t find our condoms. Oma: I think they’re under the sink in LB’s bathroom. Mrs. F.  How in the world do you know THAT? Oma: I thought it was fruit. Then I saw the label. Mrs. F: ..... Crawls under rock ....... At least I got the shot for Wordless Wednesday: After a lot of soul searching, for now, our birth control: * *Yes, a baby counts as birth control. Almost as much as the crucifix in my mom’s house. :: shudder thinking of Jesus watching me having S-E-X :: Read more

I don’t suck! The post with all the links… Jul 10, 2007


Surprisingly, you people love to talk vajayjays and beer. Or babies. Or my lack of s.e.x life. Or d) all the above. Which suits me just fine because right now, as of this moment, I have nothing profound. Nada. Oh, sure, I’ve been fawning all over Julia Sweeney lately, and her CD Letting Go of God. I’ve even taken notes, as in Hand Written Notes, in a journal, with a pen, and… paper. I know. What’s paper? But the truth is, the sun, my toddler, my newborn seven week old and my mother are kicking my ass as of late. The type of ass-whooping that entails falling asleep in the recliner whilst rocking the boy child only to find oneself up as the entire family sleeps muttering cusswords under her breath because... Read more

It’s complicated Jul 05, 2007

#Parenting Siblings

Things got a little ... complicated this week. It’s not just having two children that makes life… complicated. It’s not just having a preemie that makes life ..... complicated. It’s not just that a two year old is ... complicated.  No, it’s what happens to your body after you go through the miracle of creating an entire human being, growing that person who will one day grow up and be a president of a major corporation or a doctor or a teacher or a data-structure-analizer, after all of the blessed joy of pregnancy, your body totally craps out. It’s .. complicated. I started bleeding, profusely, after walking around downtown Saturday. This happened for a few days until finally, on Tuesday, I had the bright idea to call the doctor and just make sure... Read more