Fantastic Friday

Get 5-year-old dressed as Dorothy Gale. Take pics of kid in driveway, trying to elicit smiles by making husband do flying monkey impersonation. Check Get to school barely on time. Check. Try to complete work for job that actually pays; Get only about 1/4 done. Stress about it rest of day. Check. Deal with fallout […]

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A Good Birthday

I will do a post for Tiller’s birthday this coming week. Right now, I don’t want to take time out from this wonderful day. Early October on the lake is the absolute best. Cool for coffee on the screened porch and birdwatching. Finished The Exile. Warmed up and the kids swam while I continued reading […]

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First Day of the Last Year

That Tiller will be at her preschool. I can’t believe that she has been at St. Bede’s for three years now. She will go every day of the week, which is good for me, because The Shadow was really starting to drive me a little nuts. She followed me everywhere. But then again, we were […]

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We Found It!

The proverbial Needle In a Haystack. The diamond in a very messy and large rough. My diamond. We found it. I was picking veggies from the garden, and I came up to the carport and Todd and the kids were grinning like jackasses eating briars. “Mama?” Todd said. “Remember when you said you would take […]

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First Week of School

I can’t believe that school is back in session so early. I know that it makes a difference in the education of kids with crappy parents, but I feel like the good parents and the kids who still learn at home over the summer kind of get the shaft. It just seems like summer should […]

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Creepy

I was tucking Tiller in tonight and she called out to me. “Mama! Come close my closet door!” I sighed, went back in, like every other night I tuck her in, and closed the closet door. “Why do you want me to close the closet door?” “It scares me.” “Why does it scare you? You […]

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We Don’t Smell Other People’s Bottoms

I overhear Rollie telling Tiller “Smell my finger.” Having been friends with more boys than girls along the way, all sorts of alarms went off in my head, backed by a “Master of Puppets” soundtrack. (‘m looking at you. You know who you are. Coming out of your girlfriend’s house, when you went in to […]

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The Chase

The Chase Originally uploaded by DASHIELLREY My brother-in-law took this when we were on Cape San Blas. The little guy is my nephew, Dash. Note how empty the beach is, and it was 4th of July weekend, but it is usually like that at CSB, so I don’t think it was really attributable to the […]

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