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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.

Trick or Treet, Smell my Feet Oct 31, 2008

Consider this my virtual door. Picture a few cob-webs with jack-o-lanterns glowing on the front porch and a fun spooky CD piping through the window. Now, picture being REALLY terrified when John McCain and Sarah Palin answer the door. BOO. This year we’re more in to Halloween then ever before. We had a fantastic Halloween party thrown at Michelle’s house. We’re taking the kids trick or treating tonight with Laura. We’re all aglow with sugar rush. It must be the age of my children, how they bring out the best frolicking of your inner youth. How they inspire you to eat a lollipop and run to chase them yelling ghost sounds. How they have the ability to make you laugh when they get in costume and act the part of their new persona. So bring it on,... Read more

33 flavors and then some Oct 29, 2008

#Life#Best Of

Today I turn thirty-three. Thirty. Three. I’m boggled. I’m blinded. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Most average days I just get by. I email, I make lunches, I make dinner, I do the dishes, I tuck covers in over tiny people. I try to remember a life before this and I can’t. Maybe that’s ok. So today I’m reflecting on 33 things. Thirty-three. A number that means nothing and so much at the same time. 1. I’m more like my mom than I ever thought I would become. 2. That’s not all that bad. 3. My daughter is more like me than I ever thought possible. 4. My son is the snuggler. 5. My husband is my best friend and that’s all I ever asked for in a marriage. 6. Even if we don’t always agree. 7. Or communicate well. 8.... Read more

The Challenge: Election 2008 Oct 22, 2008

#Life

Mr. Flinger and I have challenged each other to a duel. With the upcoming elections upon us (yes, yes, I know, we’re all very very tired of the talk) we decided to take the bull by the horn, so to speak. To grab the ass by the donkeysack, as it where. Basically, we’re giving ourselves a college assignment and I hope you’ll join us. The assignment is thus: (Always throw in “thus” when giving out assignments making yourself look smarter and more intelligent in the process.) 1. Pick five topics from both candidates that you feel strongly about. These MUST be able to be researched on the main ticket site and can be supported elsewhere. But basically, you’ll want to scour the McCain and Obama sites for topics and ideals. 2. Figure out where each... Read more

My Entry for My Friend Aimee’s Totally Awesome Totally Amazing Photo Contest Oct 21, 2008

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Happy Birthday LB Oct 17, 2008

I love you, Sweetie. Beyond the Mommy Guilt and the fits and the shoes. I love you deeply, utterly, grandly. Beyond the cavern. Beyond misunderstanding. Beyond comprehension. I love you. Happy Fourth Birthday. Read more

I am nothing if not honest Oct 16, 2008

#Life#Getting to know me#Those Little People#Depth and Faith

*Excuse the stream of consciousness here, but I’m going to write and then get started on work. I think I need to put This Stuff Down so I can take it out of my brain and focus on other things that make people happy like CLEAN CODE and NAVIGATIONS THAT WORK and CSS VALIDATION. So, sorry ahead of time for the lack of editing. It’s been a long night. Also, please note: I am not going crazy or super depressed. I’m frustrated. I’m tired. I’d like to use a lot of eff words. I know you understand. Thank you. Tomorrow my daughter turns four years old. This marks, for me, a very important day. It’s the day she turns in to My Favorite Age. It’s the day she is no longer a toddler but a child. It’s the day she becomes human enough to reason with. Or,... Read more

Probably the first post wherein I DO NOT pee on a stick. BEHOLD, INTERNET. (All caps!) Oct 13, 2008

Hi Internet. It’s been too long. Too long since I came here with a pee stick clutched in my fist shaking my head in disbelief. Too long since I peed on my secret stash of tests. Too long since I groped by boobs and came here saying, “Dude, they are like MELONS.” It’s an obsession I happily traded for red wine and compulsive furniture re-arrangement. I happily fled the “Am I? Aren’t I?” with the one joyous side effect of BORN AGAIN VIRGIN 2008. I mean, hey, it saves money, right? So, in a quest to get my libido back again (nothing says “down boy” like a raging overy and a screaming toddler) I decided to take up Someone’s Advice and try out Yaz. I mean it couldn’t be all that bad, right? Birth Control? THE PILL? Joslyn... Read more

Potty Mouth Oct 12, 2008

#Life#Things Kids Say

My daughter talks. She talks. And talks. And talks. A few days ago we challenged her to be quiet for five minutes. “Just FIVE minutes. I’ll buy you a pony!” the mister bribed. She failed at 2 minutes 5 seconds. She talks through everything: coloring, playing with her mice. (Oh, yes! she has invisible mice! You know? Like Cinderella? Or the crazy cat lady in the psych ward?) She talks about her friends. She talks so much she even narrates her poop. The other day I was standing there waiting for my daughter to pinch off a tootsie roll listening to her talk. “Oh, my poop hurts, Mom. It makes my bottom HUURRRRTTTTT OWE OWE OWE.” (I use this time to talk about Fiber, the importance of eating your veggies at dinner and fruit for snacks instead of crackers. Oh,... Read more

I. Give. Up. Oct 06, 2008

#Life

My daughter turns four this month. My sweet, lovely, baby-powder fresh girl turns four. I mean fifteen. I mean four. The mouthiness, the arguing, the smarting-off combined with a child who STILL PEES HERSELF several times A DAY is giving me more gray hair, more crazy bags. She’s four and I already don’t know what to do with her. I want to tell you all about this weekend and how we had a lovely girl’s night at a Casino and how we have wonderful plans for more photos, more reviews, more podcasts. I want to post those pictures of the leisure Olympics. I want to tell you that I get to meet one of my clients IN PERSON today. I want to tell you how my son is turning in to a little boy (A REAL BOY!) and how my daughter loves to quantify her love. “I love you four... Read more

Show your teenagers this video, then go put on makeup Oct 03, 2008

After two hours of total meltdown, I made this video. After two minutes, you might wonder who had the actual meltdown. And it’ll be obvious who needs cover-up. Come one, come all, show your tweens, teens and husbands: The Birth Control known as .... TOTAL MELTDOWN 2008: Read more