My son turned 8 a week ago. We made it! Last year he chose a not-yet-recognized birthday theme – Minecraft – which meant I slaved away at all the favors and activities and decorations. .. with love. Love and curse words. This year he made the choice of Pokemon. A long outdated and once celebrated […]

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Tonight was a lovely end to a good day. Nothing extraordinary, just appreciation for our life, our home, and the good fortune of good neighbors. The local boys all came over for some shooting/looting and all around boy-play with various wheeled vehicles and weapons. Suburban Mad Max. My daughter-the youngest and only girl-was keeping up […]

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Say Goodnight

I have a hard time going to bed. It’s not because i’m not tired. I’m exhausted and in ‘pajamas’ by 8pm. (If that’s wrong, I do not want to be right) It’s the quiet. I want to soak it in. Inhale it. Taste it. Savor it. I love my kids, blah blah blah, and that […]

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Birthday party this weekend for my big kid! Time to sell a kidney … who’s the lucky donor? I think it should be the husband. Afterall, I grew the kid in my uterus for 38 weeks, then dealt with nursing for 5 weeks. Sleepless nights. Blow out diapers. Teething, cranky, playground falls, xrays, helmets, physical […]

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