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this time with margins

You’d never know it but I think of this space every few weeks. A place to archive events and activities–maybe. A place to process thoughts and memories–more likely. I’m reluctant to admit that I’m an avid blog reader. Reluctant because being a “fan girl” is the last label I would ever want for myself. In […]

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Laughing at myself

I make myself laugh sometimes. It is not because I can tell a good joke. I’m horrible at that. I can help if you ever are in need of a sarcastic comment but not if you need me to tell you a joke or story in any logical order. What I chuckle at is my […]

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an “A” for learning

I wonder, is it taboo to talk about learning while enjoying the first days of summer vacation? Despite the urge to power down the brain for the summer, I can’t help but think about learning. I am not an expert in teaching or the methods of acquiring knowledge but I have discovered the what I’ve […]

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as night turns to day

In an unexpected turn of events, I have become a morning person. I’m as surprised as anyone. I’ve always thought of myself as a “mid-day person.” I’m usually very groggy in the mornings, functional but prone to sending the kids off to school with the wrong lunch. And I’m not great at night either. After […]

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speaking to an empty room

Today I decided to do a little stealth blogging. Stealth only because next to no one will read this post–and I’m fine with it. Kinda glad, actually. It takes the pressure off a little. I’m delivering my speech to an empty room. You can’t hear my “ums” or awkward silences or see my weird facial […]

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is this blog dead?

Last month, we were prompted by our web hosting service that it was time to renew our account. We paid to keep this space alive, just barely alive. I seem to have this approach to a number of responsibilities in my life. The once lush grass is being taken over by crabgrass and assorted weeds. […]

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new expressions

We are experiencing something new around here: having only one kid in the house. Kids number two and three are spending 4 weeks with their grandparents. The story of why they are there is a bit involved. The quick version is that they are getting treatment for their allergies–in southern California while also getting spoiled […]

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the world traveler returns

Thanks for your concerns and prayers for us. I wanted to share an answer to prayer: the lost suitcase has returned! Sitting here now, it feels silly to dedicate a post to luggage. Even still, I know that we ought to be grateful for everything. We are quite relieved that we don’t have to go […]

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getting our bearings

If I had my act together, I would have wished you all a merry Christmas a few weeks ago–or even covered up the delay with a “Happy New Year!” Oh well, life isn’t punctual and picture perfect. At least mine isn’t. Maybe you are awesome enough to have a timely and perfectly styled life. Instead […]

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inversion

September brings many changes for us. It is as if someone grabbed my schedule and turned it inside out. All the boys are in elementary school now. There is silence during the day. No one gets to sleep in and we can’t afford to stay up “just a little longer.” I can hear my (very […]

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