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Saturday
Sep252004

The pause that refreshes.

All has not been sweetness and light here in the Finslippy household, and I must take some time away to regroup. So you all just sit out here and play with your blocks, and Mommy will be in the back, drinking a Manhattan in one of your sippy cups.

Thank you, in advance, for your patience and understanding.

Reader Comments (22)

i am tempted to say "i hope everything is okay", but in truth, i'm guessing that from this post it is not. so, instead i send you well wishes and happy thoughts.
September 25, 2004 | Unregistered Commentermainja
The sippy cup will keep the Manhattan from spilling - good choice. Take care of yourself. Loyal Finslippy Fans will be sending you happy thoughts and waiting as patiently as we can for your return.
September 25, 2004 | Unregistered Commentersarah
Ditto -- and have another Manhattan on me!
September 25, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I hate to go all cornball on ya, but you're loved, you know?Prayers, hugs, and liquor heading straight for the House of Finslippy.We'll be happy to see you whenever you're ready to come back.
September 25, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
I hope you work things out, whatever things are. We will miss you. Go forth and regroup.
September 25, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl
There's no better way to enjoy a Manhattan in Brooklyn. Sippy cup indeed. I hope you find the space (internal and external) that you need to get where you're going.
September 25, 2004 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
Regroup. Take care. I hope it works out.
September 25, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMiel
Sending thoughts of sweetness and light your way, Alice, though lord knows I can hardly identify those foreign concepts myself, nowadays. Will miss you while you're gone and hope the break brings you what you need.
September 26, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMir
I can relate, unfortunately.

I hope the pause brings lighter, refreshing things.



September 26, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa S
I'll hold my breath until you come back*********************no***********hurry***********

OooF. Maybe not.
September 26, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterIce Queen
The only thing worse than being Finslippy is missing Finslippy. I hope that your pause brings whatever you need most.
September 27, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterShelly
i want a manhattan in a sippycup too!
September 27, 2004 | Unregistered Commenterthe mighty jimbo


When life gets you down, you can always find a friend in porn... I mean... uhhh.... ice cream. Ice cream porn....
September 27, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterPaul
Here's hoping that things settle down soon. Be well.
September 27, 2004 | Unregistered Commenterjenny
I wish I had something witty, but coming at the end of a day in which I had to explain to one child why he could not use a knife on his toddler sister, I have nothing. Not that I couldn't relate to the kid lately, I mean, that toddler is more work than the other three put together, and that's saying something. It just isn't the sort of thing one should really have to explain to a nine year old...

You've made me laugh so hard that I've actually awoken people in several different houses around 2am on seperate occasions, no less. Sadly, there seems to be an unusual amount of deep and pernicious crap flying around these days--maybe it's riding in on the hurricanes. So I'm offering my remaining iota of psychic cheer, and hoping to read you again soon. You rock. Good luck.
September 27, 2004 | Unregistered Commentercarrie
Happy thoughts.--FD
September 28, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterFrumDad
I hope that Manhattan makes you feel better because I know it would make me puke :)
September 28, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
We'll be here. Quietly going through your things....



September 28, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterJulia S
ACK! We can't live without you! Hurry back and DRINK MORE!
September 29, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Okay. Are you done now? Just kidding.

I was thinking yesterday about the television show "Survivor" and I began fantisizing about how cool it would be if I could vote people off my island.

Just a random thought to give you something ELSE to think over.

Good luck and take care.
September 30, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterCharlette
I find I'm coming by here every day even though I know you're taking time off-- miss the finslippy!

Wishing you well. Take care. And all that stuff.

Really.
September 30, 2004 | Unregistered Commenterelswhere
Hope you make back from your Manhatten break soon.
September 30, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterHelene

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