Monthly Archives: September 2020

God’s Fingerprints

Tuesday, September 29th 2020 ClaraJane says the clouds look like they have god’s fingerprint. “Like god was making the clouds and accidentally left his fingerprint there,” she says. “So I can steal his identity now, because I know his fingerprint.” … Continue reading

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Zoology Morning

Tuesday, September 29th 2020 Around the start of “school” this morning, I look out the window to our little urban yard and see a magnificent bird of prey standing there, tense but still, stalking something in the underbrush. Bam! It … Continue reading

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Celebrating Today

Saturday, September 26th 2020 My schedule is so open today it doesn’t even appear on the weekly view of my Google Calendar. After some substantial adulting online and in person, Manmeat makes other plans and I take the kids. We … Continue reading

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Dear Santa from ClaraJane 2019

As I write it is late 2020 and just found this letter on the family Chromebook: ****************************************************************** 1.EARING KIT. 2.SNOW GLOBE. 3.SLIME KIT. 4.PIERCED EARS. 5.NO SCHOOL. 6.HACHAMALS. 7.AN ALIVE HAMSTER OR GERBIL !! 9.HAMSTER CAGE! 10.HAMSTER BALL! 11.HAMSTER WHEEL! … Continue reading

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Carrot Tops 🥕

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 2020-09-22 Carrot Tops [0:42]: 😹

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Not Less Than Two Hours

September 22, 2020 My son just made a beautiful argument to forgo my suggestion to “Go Outside” in order to utilize most of his (currently) two-hour allotment of recreational COMPUTER TIME today instead. ‘He just did all this baseball yesterday, … Continue reading

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At Rise: Mom, Look

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 AT RISE: CJ: Mom, look how far I can smush my nose! MOM: [Lifts phone to point camera at her.] CJ: MOM: 😍 SCENE: 😹💕

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At Rise: Homeschool Gym Class

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   AT RISE: Mom is in the kitchen turning on the oven and scooping two containers of beautiful looking school-lunch spaghetti into the iron skillet. The two kids are in the living room at their desks. … Continue reading

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Rant: Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 Mistake #1) Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee Though I avoid the phone “like the plague” (can we say that anymore?), I made the mistake of making an actual live phone call on Sunday, and in my … Continue reading

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At Rise: Too Many Legs

Monday, September 21st 2020 AT RISE: It is “recess” in the distance learning environment. The kids are wrestling on the couch and Little Sister seems to have eeked out a slight advantage over Big Brother. Sister: [Giggling hysterically.] Brother: OH … Continue reading

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