Category Archives: childhood

Christmas Tree 2018

Saturday, December 8th 2018 What a beauty we found at Wolf Hill Farm today.   I really don’t feel great about sawing down a tree.  But such is our savage tradition and I go with it:   Cousin Olivia arrives … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: There Are Always More Sick Kids

Friday, December 7th 2018   Voice in my head when I’m leaving the hospital:  “But there are so many more sick kids.” Voice in my head: “But you made a difference to all that you could.”   Voice in my … Continue reading

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Taming the Tempest: DON’T LOOK!

Thursday, December 6th 2018   I recently pulled together years worth of the kids’ artwork and miscellaneous creations piling up around the house in order to organize, cull, edit, wrangle, lash and cajole it all into some form of SENSE.  … Continue reading

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Everything is Magic with ClaraJane

Tuesday, December 4th 2018 On this day I have the pleasure of taking ClaraJane to her dentist appointment at Cambridge Pediatric Dental Associates.  2018-12-04 ClaraJane’s Dental Sillies [11 seconds]:   Glad to say the nightmares from our last dental place … Continue reading

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At Rise: Nothing is Sacred

Sunday, December 2nd 2018   AT RISE:  Mom, exhausted, has stepped into a Sunday morning shower, alone at last.  The hot water whooshes down enveloping her as droplets tinkle in the drain.  She closes her eyes in gratitude that she … Continue reading

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Favorite Songs: I Bet My Life

This is a love song written to one’s PARENTS.   I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons   ♦  

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A Mueller Christmas

Friday, November 30th 2018 With all the incriminations and indictments reigning down this holiday season, let us take 53 seconds to enjoy this priceless little Trump Supporter enjoying their apple: Kid: Mom can I have an apple? Mom:  It’s an … Continue reading

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