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I Am a Teacher…or How a 40 Minute Errand Becomes a Two-Hour Journey

Today I left the house with a list–exchange a propane tank, procure paper goods, and get groceries. I figured about 40 minutes (at most an hour) for all three. You’d think I would know better by now, since I have … Continue reading

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Talking Zombies

I zipped into town today for a pastry…one of my favorite things about summer is the flexibility to do such a thing in the middle of the morning.  However, since I had waited until the prime bakery hour of 9 … Continue reading

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Busy but Good Day

Today Russia and Canada outdid themselves.  We left for school around 7:20 a.m.  Just after school started, Canada headed on a field trip to a nearby community college with her Anatomy and Physiology class to tour the nursing program and … Continue reading

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It’s Been a While…

I know…I haven’t posted for a while.  It’s been about 3 months of ups and downs as a “family”.  For a while Renaissance Man and I wondered if Russia and Canada would ever settle in and relax.  Well, I looked … Continue reading

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Sniff, Sniff

For crying out loud.  I just sent the girls off to the movies with a friend, her parents, and her younger siblings in a minivan–overall, a pretty safe venture.  Then I entered the kitchen and felt…lonely.  I was actually near … Continue reading

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Girls and Shoes

While I wait for my umpteenth load of laundry to dry, here’s a question for you: Do you like the grey shoes?               Or do you prefer the silver, sparkly ones?       … Continue reading

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Things have been a little challenging at our place.  Evidently there was a bit of a blow up between the girls Friday night, followed by a weekend of Cold War that Renaissance Man and I didn’t completely comprehend.  So by … Continue reading

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