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It’s beginning to look a little bit sort of like Christmas

It snowed today. And then it rained, thereby canceling the town tree-lighting ceremony. This was to be the first year we bothered to go. I heard they were going to have a cookie table, a school band and fireworks. I’ve heard mention of this event every year, and I never envisioned it to be all […]

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Sweet little thing

We had a surprise visit today from Neil’s brother & his wife (the ones who had the party last week). They had just been to pick up the newest member of their family and were bringing her home for the first time. Isn’t she a cutie? I’m not really a dog person, but she had […]

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The onset of winter

Did I speak too soon yesterday? Did I anger the weather gods? It snowed again this morning – still is snowing, in fact – and it’s decided to stick around. I can appreciate what a fun sight this is to a little person, I really can. And I can even enjoy this kind of thing […]

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The day the screens went silent

This morning I tried a new soap. One minute I was a 36-year-old woman taking a shower and the next I was five or six, in a movie theater with my grandparents watching Pete’s Dragon and eating butterscotch candies from Granny’s pocketbook. That’s some powerful soap. Ahem. Anyway. I’ve decided we spend too much time […]

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Poor little misfit scarf

The boys and I braved 50-degree temperatures, squeaky car brakes and raging PMS for a quick trip to Wal-Mart today. I was in need of baby blue thread, and Neil not being home, I couldn’t just run out on my own. Waiting until Monday was out of the question because I really wanted all three […]

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Life’s a beach

They boys had requested a weekend at a hotel. We couldn’t swing that, so we asked them to make a list of their favorite memories from previous hotel visits and worked at checking them off. Hot chocolate. Check. Staying up late on Saturday night to play games. Check. And check. Finding a shore town to […]

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Cookies, aprons, pants & more

We made a different kind of cookie yesterday and were waaaaay more successful than we were with the ill-fated Pumpkin Biscotti. This time I had the “help” of a little person, which is always nice, and we slaved away all afternoon getting that sugar cookie dough perfect. Yes, it takes the ultimate concentration to combine […]

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