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Eeny meeny miny moe catch a momma by the toe

It was the perfect confluence of events. Long weekend off from school. Our usual MLK day destination (Washington, DC) was unavailable because of inauguration craziness. Brutally cold temps meant outside activities were limited to an as needed basis only (as … Continue reading

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Gale force winds possible through this evening

It started around 5:10 am. Cloudy skies and high winds. By 7 am, the first rumbles of thunder could be detected. It was chaos by 7:30. Lightening crashing, winds tossing things everywhere. Kids running for cover. Things started to improve … Continue reading

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The first step is acknowledgement

I will admit to a little bit of gross factor. I will say that my “I’m turning into a country girl” bravado has taken a step back. I will acknowledge that I will be thinking about more than just “Am … Continue reading

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That Feeling…

That feeling you have the day after the Super Bowl when your team loses…for the fourth time straight. That feeling you have the day after your team loses the World Series in game 7, after your league-leading closer blows the … Continue reading

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Season of Goodbyes (part two)

This summer brought another goodbye to our family. Actually, it hasn’t been a total goodbye – there is a 2% chance for it coming back to life. But, with odds like that, the goodbye seems rather permanent. For the record, … Continue reading

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I might have to draw the line at mouth-to-mouth

The dog and I have gotten into a good routine. I am the one who gets him up in the mornings, feeds him, and gives him some exercise before the girls get up. In the afternoons, Riley and I get … Continue reading

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Repeat after me

I I don’t consider myself to be high maintenance, but maybe that’s just a self-delusion. I don’t need to have the latest looks, gadgets, gizmos. Heck, I shop at thrift stores and have curb-mart’ed a few items in my day. I … Continue reading

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