Monthly Archives: February 2012

Poolside reflections

The girls are taking swim lessons at the Y about 40 minutes from the farm. Driving 80 minutes, plus the 30 for the lesson, the 30 minutes of pool play time and the 45 minutes of prep/clean up was too … Continue reading

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Scratch that Alpha Momma Thing….

Remember when doctors used to use leaches to cure people? (OK, you might not ACTUALLY remember being there for that. I mean, we’re getting older and all, but we’re not that old. Right?) And then they discovered how silly that … Continue reading

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Alpha Momma

I should have known there was truth from the common phrase, “Let sleeping dogs lie.” Things were going well here with our new addition. Slowly we began adjusting our routines to fit Riley into the family. There were some bumps along the … Continue reading

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I could call him DD

Riley needs a middle name. It’s not because we’re trying to be cute. It’s not that we’re trying to turn him into a city dog. It isn’t even a topic that the girls brought up. Riley needs a middle name … Continue reading

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Making a Spike out of u and me

There are lots of things in life that get me fired up. There’s the big, global stuff that I’m sure drives you crazy, too: What’s happening in Syria and other countries where people are trying to be free.  Abuse of women … Continue reading

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Smitten

It’s official. I’m smitten with Riley. Well, actually I am really starting to like Riley, but I am smitten with something about that dog. You don’t hear that word much anymore. Smitten.  It has some meanings that don’t quite fit: … Continue reading

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Finding bliss (or: If I stand on my head, will you wear this shirt?)

Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate it. I’ve mostly loved it, mainly because I like chocolate and, well, if I didn’t have someone around who gave me chocolates on the 14th, I knew I could get some really cheap … Continue reading

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