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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Ah, the risks of blogging / Ah, the rewards

Sadly, some people took offense to my recent commentary about visiting restaurants with my children.

Looking at them again, I can understand why my flippant comments regarding self-absorption and children in restaurants might elicit some negative responses. Unattended kids can be a real pain and a real hazard. For those of you who took the time to make your feelings on this topic known, I would encourage you to take a less literal-minded approach to future posts and be on the lookout for sarcasm and irony.

Deep breath.

In happy blog news, I was the fortunate winner of Ramona's One Year Blogiversary contest. I was very touched when she presented me with a beautiful package of goodies, including my favorite hand cream (how in the world did she know?), beautiful sKNITches syncopation sock yarn in warm fall colors, divine-smelling soap and a very pretty piece of paper that I might use to make a lampshade one day. What a nice way for her to celebrate. Shouldn't someone be giving her a gift? Thank you again lovely Ramona.

Work on the hair scarf is almost complete, and I'm missing my sweater, which I'd hoped to actually wear for the holidays. This seems very unlikely right now, but I cling to hope.

My big gift to the kids for Christmas will be a puppet theater that hangs from their bedroom doorway with simple tension curtain rods. I've already bought this fabric for the project and I plan to line it with something stripy.

I have been the grateful audience of many brilliant puppet shows from the back of the sofa. I am amazed by the things kids will tell to a puppet. Also, few things make my kids laugh as hard as their dad making the chicken talk like a Russian peasant girl or the grasshopper like Jimmy Stewart.

This weekend we head about 3 hours from home to the wilderness to enjoy an outdoor picnic in the snow. We'll eat Posole and drink cocoa by the fire, build snowmen and go sledding and then hike around looking for the perfect Christmas tree to cut down.

Enjoy the cold and goodbye for now!

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Who said something bad?!? And I feel badly my knitting has stoped you from your sweater knitting! ACK!
I think it's so weird for people to get uppity in other people's blogs!
Uhh Oohhh did you get in trouble already? Your blog, your opinions they can go write their own opinions in their own blog.
Exactly what Ramona said. Don't you just love the anonymous behavior police? I find the self-righteous parenthood advising division to be particularly shrill. Ah well. This is when you get to say the following words: Suck it! My blog! My words! My rules bebe!

Then go watch what kind of email Heather at Dooce has to go through. She is our patron saint of dealing with trollers.
The puppet show sounds like such a great present! What a good idea. (And yeah, those people suck. But you knew that.)
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