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Of rice pillows and surgeries

One of the secret Christmas crafts I made was a rice pillow. Well, actually three rice pillows. I followed Blair’s tutorial, which was terrific, but I made a few changes. For one, I didn’t bother closing up the pillowcase. I didn’t have a problem with the end being open, and I couldn’t bring myself to […]

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And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake

Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a […]

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Home!

Neil was released yesterday, and (for a nice change of pace) he is still here 🙂 No middle-0f-the-night emergencies this time, thank goodness. He had cards to read, and a box full of fun get-well presents (including this pinwheel) to open. And I, as has been my custom for the last few weeks, had copious […]

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