It’s time to Spring plant (Oh wait, my husband just told me that lots of people are still dealing with snow, okay, but the point is SOON it will be time to plant.) It’s also time to think about the way we are, and how we can be better, because it’s January and all is new. Well, the book Mama is… Home; Reflections on Home, Technology, and Babies, Of Course isn’t necessarily new, but it sort of is, because I never gave it a very good send off into the world because my mother passed away about a month after I published and then I didn’t do much talking about the book after that. Lo and behold, two years have almost gone by and the book still hasn’t gotten much of a send off, so here goes.
You know how in your heart you want to do better, be better, but your actions may not always meet up with your self-image? (hopefully it’s not just me!) This book is about all the funny little ways I am bad at this crunchy-granola mama thing – not the AP parts, I’ve got that figured out- but the cooking of good wholesome meals, the urban-gardening, the making of pancakes that my kids actually enjoy (spoiler alert: I’m not really very good at those;o) And I digress a bit (or do I?) into a discussion about my yearly read of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice(spoiler alert:it happens every 20 years;o) But throughout it all are a whole BUNCH of comics about mothering, some that have never been seen on my blog.
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Maybe it was too many years in art school reading, writing and debating art and humanity and the cyborg body. I’m boycotting the term cyb-anything.
Or maybe it’s just that I hate to have ordinary days of the week labeled anything other than ordinary days, or true holidays, like my birthday. It’s coming up by the way.
Or perhaps, it’s that I’m sick and tired of having my life defined by my shopping habits.
I went to the beach on Friday, I celebrated not it’s blackness (though it was pretty foggy)
I went to a friend’s house on Saturday for a movie, and didn’t set foot in a small business, either. (it doesn’t mean I won’t, just means I didn’t wanna that day, that’s all I’m saying.)
I spent today hanging with the kids and working on my website a bit (note the pretty pictures down the right side bar! and a new search bar! for functionality!) And come to find out it’s cyber-Monday and I was supposed to be on-line shopping. But I won’t, not today.
Maybe, ultimately, it’s because I’m out of money, but I like to think of myself as adorably curmudgeonly. Here’s a comic about Buy Nothing Day (the only other holiday that I DID celebrate besides Thanksgiving ;o)
…Okay, I’m not curmudgeonly all the time, in a minute or two I’m getting off the computer to start DECORATING for Christmas!
…This really happened, just like this. My little nursling popped off the breast and showed me how to work my phone. It’s a strange new world we live in. Gettin’ to the point that us luddites can’t escape. Well, that might be a good topic to facebook about…
Don’t forget about the 2012 Calendar for sale, it’s awesome! see, there on the right, it’s the link! …