Monthly Archives: March 2019

ClaraJane and Mommy Dream a Little Dream Again

Sunday, March 31st 2019 This time we get to sing for the birthday celebration of my “Russian Father” and incomparable colleague and friend, BENJAMIN ELFANT!   2019 03 31 ClaraJane & Mamma DREAM A LITTLE DREAM for Benjamin’s Birthday [3:56]: … Continue reading

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Home Making: From “Ew!” to “Ooh!”

Saturday, March 30th 2019   I’m amazed at what one good NAP,  $29 worth of wallpaper, plus reading instructions can do for a wall in your dining area that was previously blah, scuffed up and chipped. I didn’t take the … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Giving Blood

Thursday, March 28th 2019 Although I have given sweat and tears for this job before, until now I had not given actual blood.  Today included all three.   It’s as easy as making an appointment and reclining in a chair. … Continue reading

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Face Up Tape

Monday, March 25th 2019 Peter Parker kept sitting on the computer, so Gavin started leaving “Face Up Tape” as a deterrent. Peter Parker – AFTER: The Face of Disappointment (in Triplicate) Gavin: 1 Peter Parker: #nope Sorry kitty!

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At Rise: But Life is FUN!

Saturday, March 23rd 2019   AT RISE:  After the “Good Parents” discussion, dinner is wrapping up and the kids are still chatting. Gavin:  Olivia, but life is fun! Olivia:  Yeah it is fun. Gavin:  But I wonder what would happen if … Continue reading

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At Rise: Good Parents

Saturday, March 23rd 2019   AT RISE:  The O Flamly and Cousin Olivia are discussing life and family over dinner. Cousin Olivia [to Gavin and ClaraJane] :  You have good parents. Gavin:  Yeah.  My parents make real memories.  The kind you … Continue reading

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Hey There Dad

Saturday, March 23rd 2019 I just love this image my stepmom posted of my ol’ DAD giving a piece of candy to his ol’ Horse. There is so much history and love behind this moment. Hi Dad! Dad and El … Continue reading

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