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.

If I had all the answers Jun 26, 2008

#Life#Working Mom

Last night I had my first, full fledged panic attack. I haven’t had one in years, not since our car was totaled passing through a green light by a 19 year old on her cell. I used to have them on and off for a full two years or so after that day. It was almost always related to driving and it was almost always short lived and managable. Last night, at 1:00 AM as I crawled in to bed, I literally thought I was going to die. My throat closed. My heart raced. My head spinned. I ran through the list of possibilities: allergies? virus? heart attack? I didn’t have anything odd last night, not even anything to drink. I had my usual Fuzze, cabbage soup and water. I worked until about 12:30 this morning laying out the foundation for time management over the next few months. Then I... Read more

Craving Me Jun 24, 2008

#Life#Getting to know me#Depth and Faith

There are some things in my life now that are so familiar, I can recall the smells and sounds as if I’m standing there, ten or twenty years ago. Others are so new and wirey, I can barely choke down the change before time is up and new smells and sounds arrive. This morning on my jog, I turned the corner to the downhill in front of our street and saw the Cascade Range. It exudes summertime right now with the blue shadows and dusts of snow. It is one of those familiar sights to me while running that make this place home. I’m nearly 19 again running in cross country or gearing up for the season the summer prior staring in earnest at the finish line. The thing most unfamiliar is the stroller I push and what it carries. For some reason, the mister and I have taken note,... Read more

Brutally Honest Monday: Suckit. Jun 23, 2008

#Life#Brutally Honest Mondays

If I am going to be Brutally Honest with you today, Internet, let me tell you this: I do not feel like blogging today. Blogging can suckit. The cop that gave me a ticket in front of our friends because I was driving three miles over the previous speed limit prior to the change on a down-hill can suckit. The thirty minutes I spent looking for my keys can suckit. This Monday can suckit.* Your turn. <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> *(That’s what he said) Read more

NomNomNom Jun 19, 2008


Taking my new addiction just a little too far: I submitted my own omnomnomnom.com photo. That’s right. I’m a geek. *hat tip to Karen for thetime suck link and to Sweetney who I think twittered it where Karen found it. Or something like that. **I’m compiling a list of people to lick so please Go sign up if you haven’t already! Read more

How do you choose who takes your kids in the event of the unthinkable? Jun 18, 2008

I’ve mentioned on perhaps only a half million occasions, that I have a slight tendency to hypochondria. :: GASP :: I know! Right? Like you had NO IDEA I’d be this way. It’s true. So when I smacked my head on the kids’ bunk bed tonight, I immediately turn to Mr. Flinger (who turns 34 today) and ask, “Are my pupils ok?” Because hi, that is the natural next question. I spent the next two or three hours playing with my eyeballs in the bathroom mirror. :: click light on :: pupils contract! :: click light off :: pupils dilate! So far, so good. Then, for no reason what-so-ever that I can figure out, he asks what we’ll be doing with the children if anything was to, gulp, happen to us. “Why? Why are you asking that tonight of all... Read more

Brutally Honest Monday: I will lick you Jun 17, 2008

#Life#Brutally Honest Mondays

I mentioned my unfortunate need to exclaim “I will LICK you!” when I hear people I love will be going to BlogHer. I’d like to say I’m pretty much joking but given enough of the sauce, I may not be. How is this brutally honest? The part of the “drinking of Teh Sauce” or the part about sharing germs via my tounge that is truly disgusting and sending people grabbing their purell? Neither. To be Brutally Honest with you there are two things you need to know before I pull out the licks. 1. I love you. I read you. I sweartogod I do. Prolly in my feedreader because I’m a lazy bitch like that. I probably giggle wildly, or nod and then remember I should be working and forget to comment. So it’s true, I suck. TA DA! 2. I won’t remember you... Read more

The Wind and The Rain Jun 16, 2008


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