Category Archives: domestic life

Operation Surprise Anita

Thursday, November 7th 2019 On this day, my son and I are somewhat spontaneously flying cross country to my hometown to surprise my dad but mostly my step-mom. She has a big birthday coming up (though we would never be … Continue reading

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Just My Cute Damn Daughter

Tuesday, November 5th 2019 2019-11-05 My Cute Damn Daughter [1:07]:     👩‍👧

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Halloween PSA – My Heroes

Halloween 2019 and beyond   Ooh boy… and girl…  grab your kleenexes! “My Heroes” – A Halloween PSA [2:00]:    Hell yes. ♦♥

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For: Mom, From: Boy

Tuesday, October 29th 2019   His exploits in 6th grade so far include the gardening club, where they harvest food and make delicious salads and EAT them!  Today his job was to “pull Marigolds.” “But when I saw how beautiful … Continue reading

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Our House Party: Mixing Politics with Pleasure

Saturday, October 26th 2019   On this day I did something that scared the crap out of me.  Or “expanded the comfort zone” per se.  We held a Meet-the-Neighbors AND Meet-a-Candidate party.  And it was all thrown together last minute.  … Continue reading

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Helping People is Just Not that Hard

October 22nd 2019 All this stuff cost me $25 bucks:   This modest haul -plus $5 of vitamin C cough drops- is enough to make TWELVE packages worth of stuff to hand out to homeless people. Each bag in this … Continue reading

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CJ Sez: Things I Never Said in 3rd Grade

Monday, October 21st 2019 1) CJ:   Mom? Well, right, I never said that.  But I digress.   2) CJ:  Mom?  Me:  Hmm? CJ:  Did you know that some scientists hypothesize that black holes lead to another universe? Me:  Wow, well … Continue reading

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