Fortunate Child

I love, love, love this article. This is pretty much how I was raised. . . and look how I turned out. Seriously, though – the stories I was told by family members, combined with the books I read, (Okay, and maybe one very real love story and apocalyptic breakup) made me very much the […]

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Happy Birthday to the Best Sister Ever


A very happy birthday to the best sister ever. You are an amazing daughter, sister, Aunt, mother, friend and nurse. I am so amazed by your strength; It has been a rough year. There have been rough years before and there will be more ahead. And you and I will be side by side through […]

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Our August Los Angeles Trip

I was freezing. Kids didn't seem to mind.

Just wanted to take a second to mention the wonderful trip we had in August to LA. I kept on thinking i would write a big post about it, but i will never have time, so Mom! Here are a bunch of photos! Todd spends a lot of time in LA. At Five Star Hotels […]

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A Snowball in the Face

Worlds overlapping. Part of the reason i have a weakness for end-of-Summer-into-Fall songs.

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” Markus Zusak, The Book Thief I’m reading The Book Thief. Well, actually, i am listening to it as an audiobook. I haven’t finished it, but i am enjoying it thoroughly. I just had to write about this one line though, before […]

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Our Little Ghouls

Say “ghouls” over and over. Awesome word. Sounds funnier the more you say it. I almost totally forgot to post these photos from Halloween. Tills was a black cat, Rollie was Freddie Kreuger – No, he hasn’t seen A Nightmare on Elm Street, but he saw a Freddy Kreuger fight some aging wrestler at Six […]

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Blue Ridge, 2013

Morning mist over Blue Ridge.

Not a whole lot to say about the trip to Blue Ridge. It’s the third year in a row that I’ve been (thanks, Robin!) and I always laugh a lot, and sometimes there is crying, but the good kind, and well, there’s a lot of vodka. We go through a good bit of firewood, and […]

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An Update on Jane

I thought i would post an update about my cousin Jane’s murder case. The man who killed her was sentenced today. I was going to just put the link on Facebook, but I know there are some folks who read my blog who aren’t on Facebook, and also, I just felt like i needed to […]

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In Her Hand

My baby is 8. This cannot be. Also, i just ate the rest of that cake with coffee for 2nd breakfast. A pitfall of working from home.

I’m no longer one of those moms with babies. Or toddlers. I’ll never have a preschooler or a kindergartner again. It’s sad, but so so sweet, too.

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I See the Future

Rollie. 4th Grade. Wow.

No matter how many times I look at this, it fails to become less funny. And this is a little freaky. . . Afraid this is just a taste of the awkward middle school years. Uh, yeah. . . We’ll be doing a retake.

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