Sunday, August 30, 2009

No Apologies

for not writing more during this summer I have loved like no other. We were off having marvelous adventures or I was busy exhausting myself on the long walks that helped me lose sixteen pounds so far over the last two glorious months. Oh, I composed plenty in my head as I hit the pavement on the way to catch the view of that morning's sun on the waves from the platform over Kenilworth Beach, but the time to put it all down evaporated quickly. I'll try to compose a highlights reel soon as the girls start school.

No apologies for my latest post on Chicago Moms Blog, even though it seemed to infuriate at least one reader which reminded me of the story of Rumplestiltskin and the troll who wanted to take the woman's child for no reason until the woman found out his name which enraged him so he tore himself in two.

And no apologies needed, only congratulations to Kim Tracy Prince who was the name selected at random (read: Mia pulled one slip out of the splayed deck in my hand) to win the $25 Donor Choose gift card! Congrats to Kim and to the lucky teacher to whom she will pass on the funds! Thanks to all who entered and here's the pitch, please consider funding a project on your own - any bit helps.


Anonymous said...


Good job on the posts this summer! Upbeat is more you. I really like your academic intellectual gifts and those have been showing through better recently. Keep up the good stiff upper lip and good attitude!


Shannon said...

I read your post last week on CMB, but I didn't see the trollish comment left by that one person. WhatEVER. Good luck to her finding your name from the police blotter, since as you said you were only identified as "the 44-year-old woman." Also good luck trying to get somebody brought up on child neglect charges for THAT.

What I took away from that post was that I can't believe you are 44. You look way younger than that!

Kim Moldofsky said...

16 pounds! No wonder you looked so fabulous at BlogHer.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

It's been an interesting summer for us, that's for sure.

Now I have to go see what all the fuss was about...