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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 Wind and The Rain Jun 16, 2008

#Life

It’s amazing how a few days of sunshine will wash away literally weeks of shit-storm. How a few sunny mornings where the alarm goes off, the children remain in their bed, your husband is next to you softly breathing and the birds chirp pleasantries to each other can remove months of chill and dread and oppression. It reminds me of my husband’s response to the famous Sleepless In Seattle quote, “But it rains nine months of the year in Seattle,” which is, “Yup but you get three months off.” Que late June. So we enter the time of year where web feet start evolving back to toes and children giggle with sun in their eyes. Cheeks are pink from hiking and parents sit grouped in twos and threes on beach towels near the Sound. We hike. We BBQ. We ditch work... Read more

Slurp Slurp Slurp Jun 13, 2008

If this blog gets a little steamy, please do not disturb. The InLaws are coming to take the kids for the night (two?) and the Mister and I will be romping around like the 17 year old selves we once were. That’s right! We’ll be falling asleep on the couch watching movies at 9! :: snort :: Happy Father’s Day. Read more

The Cabbage Soup Diet, the gateway drug Jun 12, 2008

#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image

God, is she going to post more about how cold and crappy it is there? UGH. You know? Like she’s the ONLY person to deal with shitty weather? I mean, comeon, people are drowning in their beds in the mid-west and blahblahblah it rains in Seattle. Get over it already. GOD. Or is this another “Why I’m too busy for you” post that makes me so warm and fuzzy? Like yesterday’s old fruit? Because nothing says “love” like “you’re third on my list, blog, and, well, it’s a short list.” Oh why hello there, Internet! Did you know that we are living paralell lives? That I, too, almost purchased a skirt bathing suit before declaring that spanx should come installed in all swimsuits because if I’m spending 100 dollars on a suit, it... Read more

Variations on a Theme Jun 10, 2008

#Life#Rants and Raves

They reached out their hands   icy fingers grasp   my hang in theirs cold In June Parks open for summer   empty swings sway   in the wind and rain In June Coats once hung   brought out again   huddling with blankets In June A month ago today   Arizona sunny skies   My sister and a sunburn In May Now faded tan   skin pasty white   icy cold feet In June   Read more

Brutally Honest Monday: The one where we go both ways Jun 09, 2008

Sometimes Brutally Honest Monday is about me asking for your advice, asking for your brutally honest opinion, asking for the truth. Sometimes it’s about me being Brutally Honest with you, opening up a bit, digging a little deeper. This week, we’ll do both. First, the easy part. You like the new digs? Now, be honest here. I’ve learned to take criticism in the blog design work a lot better. I’ve pushed myself to higher limits and better quality because of criticism. It’s not fun or easy to be critiqued, but I’m learning it’s ok. I’m learning that you still like me as a person, even if the work is.. well, off a pixel or ten. I will also be honest with you now. I know I’m always honest with you in a “I’m telling the Entire... Read more

Wordless Wednesday: A big Middle Finger to Mother Nature Jun 04, 2008

#Life#Wordless Wednesday

Dear Mother Nature. It’s JUNE. :: flips off Mother Nature :: The End. Read more

If this post sounds bitter and irritated, it is Jun 03, 2008

#Life#Rants and Raves#Working Mom

I want to write to you about the joys of motherhood. But I can’t. Last night I spent three hours talking bitching to my best friends about how fucking HARD it is. My best friends that I’ve known since I was 19 (wow) and who look at me with compassion and shake their heads knowing they don’t have to go home to these… kids. Yesterday I wanted to call Michelle, Laura and Shea because they get it on a very deep and personal level having watched my children, almost daily, lose their shit and laugh with me because it really is funny, at least on some level.* Yesterday I almost called Elaine because I know we both have “tactile” children and we both try so hard to be positive right before breaking down in to a huge pile of depressed, pissed off goo. I... Read more

Brutally Honst Monday: Yes? Or No? Jun 02, 2008

#Life#Brutally Honest Mondays

This is an easy one, y’all. Is it rude to bring in your own lunch to an eating establishment? Even if they don’t serve anything on your new diet? *Mr. Flinger’s Vote: OHMYGOD YOU ARE NOT TAKING FOOD IN TO STARBUCKS **My Nanny’s Vote: Oh, hellya, it’s fine You? If you do a B.H.M. post, please sign the linky below! <a href=“http://mrs.flinger.us”><img src=“http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2394484739_8a1ed73b65_m.jpg” alt=“Brutally Honest Mondays” border=“0” /></a>   Read more