Category Archives: childhood

8:46 with Dave Chapelle

Monday, October 26th 2020 I had the privilege of watching this this morning; better late than never. Sharing it here to increase the chance that you may as well. This film is 27 minutes long. 8:46 – Dave Chappelle [27:20]: … Continue reading

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This Bear and a Chair – A POEM by ClaraJane and Mamma

Sunday, October 25th 2020 ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair I’m not sure he wants to sit there I’m tying this bear to chair So he can’t move his derriere ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair … Continue reading

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Halloween 2020: Thank you Grandma

Saturday, October 24th 2020 Dear Grandma: Thank you for the delicious spooky treats! We love you and are so lucky to have you for a Grandma. Now if you could please help vote tRump out of office we would both … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: CircusKitchen Recess

Thursday, October 22nd 2020 Here is Gavin doing self-directed exercise at home for “Gym” today. OK I might have directed a little bit, but huzzah! he can juggle on the rolla bolla. Until he needs to go to the bathroom … Continue reading

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CircusKitchen VOTED

Wednesday, October 21st 2020 Voted early. Phew. Gavin chose to quietly walk his scooter in order to accompany me through the whole process, blithely earning the admiration of various adults in the polling station. And just before that we got … Continue reading

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D&D Around Here

Fall 2020 In these pandemic times, I am bolstered by my son’s organization and leadership in getting some actual IRL action happening around here, in the form of Dungeons and Dragons. Also delighted in the other mothers are allowing their … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: No Please, Come On In

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 It is afternoon, after “school” in the homestead. Daddy is home from work taking his afternoon rest. Mom is spent from her various efforts today, sitting up on the other side of the bed, operating her … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Today’s Study Break

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 When your headphones stop working, and no one on the Zoom class can hear you, and you can’t make your VoiceCast work for your Slide Deck persuasive book summary, and your Chromebook is non-responsive and even … Continue reading

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Condo Bike Day!

Saturday, October 17th 2020 This Condo “BIKE DAY!” I organized turned out better than I could have hoped. In addition to purging, organizing and cleaning the whole bike parking section of the garage, we also habilitated a bunch of kids … Continue reading

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AT RISE: One Breathless Moment

Friday, October 16th 2020 AT RISE: The kids are at their distance learning desks in the living room. ALEXA: [Beeb beeb, boop boop.] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. [Beeb beeb, boop boop] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. MOM: … Continue reading

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