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I need a hero

Poor Zoe. She has some unfortunately bad timing with clothing and accessories and news events. The first happened a few years ago. The Country Boy wanted to show me his alma matter so we made a trip over to see … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

You know me, (OK, you might not really know me, but you’ve read my blog so you sort of know me…then again, you may have just stumbled onto this post after googling “Blue Christmas” hoping to get Elvis and instead … Continue reading

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When Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick meets dog

Last Wednesday was the Feast of Saint Nicolas. It’s a fairly big deal in many parts of the world and I’ve made it a part of our holiday merriment since the girls were very little. Every year on the evening … Continue reading

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Ho ho oh…

You’d think that I would have plenty of options. After all, I love taking pictures. It seems like it would be a given that I would have photos of the four of us (and maybe a few with four-legged friends … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

I blame Disney. And the Cleavers. And maybe a little bit of the Brady Bunch. The Partridge Family is in the clear…although every single one of them had good singing voices, so maybe I do blame them as well, because … Continue reading

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First signs of impending doom

Alright, maybe it isn’t “impending doom”. Maybe I am overreacting. Maybe I am being too dramatic. Or pessimistic. Or maybe, just maybe, I am seeing the truth about what is looming on the horizon. Or more accurately, REMEMBERING how I … Continue reading

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Still alive? (or: No, the mules didn’t lock me in the barn)

Yep, I am still alive. Still here. Still kickin’. Still playing ball with the dog, feeding hay to the mules, cleaning up the presents that the cat leave behind. Still breathing. I have not, clearly, been typing much. Or taking … Continue reading

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