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Closing Time

Today is the last day of school for the kids before their Christmas break, that glorious in limbo time when reality seems to stop for a weeks.  No alarm clocks. No homework. No scheduled lunches and tests. It’s been a … Continue reading

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The Happiest

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. It frightens me to say this, because I have learned the lesson about constant change well.  I know that nothing lasts forever, not even the things you really, really … Continue reading

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I’m In The Mood

I am absolutely over the moon that today is Christmas Eve. Jared and I both have to work today, but tonight we’ll go to church with the kids and Hilly.  After church, we’ll come home to have chilli and appetizers, … Continue reading

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If you pretend like you’re their grandma, you’ll LOVE this.

On Sunday we – meaning me, Jared, Devin and Emma – set out for a day of fall festivities at a local pumpkin patch.  The temperatures  here in Florida were actually fall like, and it was the first family outing … Continue reading

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Just In Time

“Honey…” “Yeah?” he calls over his shoulder, 3/4s of his gaze still on the TV. “You know how for the last few holidays, Christmas and stuff, we haven’t exchanged gifts or anything?” “Mmmhhh…” I suspect 3/4s of him is not … Continue reading

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Kicking Off The Holidays: A Photo Essay

Doesn’t “photo essay” sound so grown up? ANYway, we celebrated a magnificent Thanksgiving with our friends Deanna and Lee. And while I could have been all sad that I was spending my first Thanksgiving without family, surrounded by a bunch … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving post #345298901

Look! A Thanksgiving post! On Thanksgiving! With a creative title to boot! (Who the hell says “to boot”?) You know, I realize that a laundry list of “things I will thank the Gods Of Turkey for” is cliche and as … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before Christmas…

… and all through the house not a creature was stirring, except for Miss Claus – who was busy stuffing stockings, and taking bites out of cookies to leave a trail of evidence, and writing notes about good little boys … Continue reading

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