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Oh, August

Oh, August.  What am I going to with you?  Every year it’s the same thing: I see that precious summertime is slipping away and I panic.  During the month of July I pass my afternoons quietly lounging in the back yard with the kids and forgetting the art of budgeting my time.  I let my […]

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Five days

We’ve been on our own, the boys and I, since Thursday, when Neil left for the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal.  We have separations like this from time to time, but this has been the longest one.  Even though we got to see him every day via Skype, we’re pretty much ready to have […]

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The Summer Checklist

We’ve had such odd weather since the kids have been out of school.  So much rain and cool temperatures, that it has not felt like our usual summers have.  We’ve spent a lot more time in front of computer screens than I like to admit, which is why today, when the sun was streaming down […]

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From Grandma’s table to my hips

I’ve had a small pile of fabric set aside for the last three months. In that stack was: two thrifted pillowcases in a lovely pink, yellow, and aqua stripe a roll of polka-dot grosgrain ribbon in dark brown and aqua my grandmother’s tablecloth, white with a yellow, pink, and aqua floral border These were to […]

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