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Spending too much time with the dog, apparently

I have been cleaning house lately. Part winter nesting, part kids sick and home from school so plenty of time to spare, part getting tired of chaos on one particular kitchen counter that seems to be a junk/trinket/paper magnet. It … Continue reading

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If only

If only I had not grown up in the snowbelt of Western NY and was afraid of driving when the weather forecast called for 3-6″ of fresh snow to fall in four hours. If only I had not allowed my … Continue reading

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Couldn’t have said it better myself

I usually clean out the girls’ backpacks at the end of the school week to make sure I don’t miss anything important or leave a pb&j sandwich in the bottom for three days. Trust me when I say that isn’t … Continue reading

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And a good morning to you, too

I love presents. Really, who wouldn’t love to get a present? An unexpected little something from someone you love. A way to know that you were in the thoughts of someone else. Presents. Lovely presents. Feel good mementos and doodads. … Continue reading

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Morning Fog

FOG by: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)   The fog comes on little cat feet.   It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. *** It was a quiet weekend. The Country Boy has turned into … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fabulous Bubbleworld

Bubbleworld [Buhb-uhl-wurld]  – noun To be in a place that removes you from stresses, issues, thoughts and strains of your regular, everyday life.  The sisters were in bubbleworld when they entered Disneyland. *** I think it was back in March when … Continue reading

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Long live the Queen

Dateline June 27th Allow me to properly introduce myself. I am Millicent Anne Frideswide Wilmont. The humans around here call me a much more common name, Nala, to which I respond rather reluctantly. Apparently, they aren’t used to being around individuals of … Continue reading

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