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Miscellany with a side of stabbiness

Everyday, I update the little Christmas countdown board. When I forget, my 10 year-old is very good at making sure that a) I know it and b) I fix it.…

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He has a suspicious mind, that one.

It is no secret that my Paxton loves him some apples. Like, he LOVES apples. All four of my smalls do, but Pax, in particular, is the most emotionally invested…

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Is his depth equal than or greater than my ditz?

A brief, recent, and real exchange with Paxton, age 7 1/2 years. Pax, while eating his lunch: "In life, you just gotta have a lotta patience." Me, half listening: "Hmmmm?…

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You know what is really upsetting?

This. The picture says it all. Tell me you see it too. Just take a minute to let it sink in and fully appreciate what I am sharing here. And…

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How the meaning behind all of those ‘Words of Wisdom’ becomes clear once we are too old for it to truly matter. And stuff.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Sir Winston Churchill There are expressions that I have heard my whole life. Many of them you…

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I’m no design diva or anything but, um, hello?

So, the other day, we took the smalls across the border to Buffalo to celebrate Mason's 11th birthday. He loves going to Niagara Falls and checking out the Buffalo scene, so…

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I am sad and while it sounds bad, is it really so wrong?

I have battled and won and battled and lost against Depression for almost thirty years. And this morning I woke up and realized that once again, I am engaged in…

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The song has left the bird

It must be confession week around here. Meh, I do know of certain religions (none of which are banging down my door to join them, go figure?) who believe that…

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I’ll show you mine if you show me – nah, nevermind. I’ll just show you mine

Many people love to talk about gross or embarrassing things that happen to others around them. Some people enjoy telling mortifying things about themselves. I am usually the first one…

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My heart was broken last week + a rant

Some of you, maybe all of you, may know that I supervise lunch hour and afternoon recess at a couple of our local schools. At one school, I police kindergarten…

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