Category Archives: domestic life

Zaida is Eleven

Sunday, September 15th 2019   Fun surprising our kids’ lifelong friend for a casual evening of silliness in honor of her birthday. Aka:  The POOP Gang Strikes Again. 2019-09-15 ZAIDA is Eleven [1:02]:   Happy Birthday Zaida! You’re an exceptional … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Acceptance

Friday, September 13th 2019:  Part 2 of 2   AT RISE:  The Girls are still on their Mommy-Daughter Dinner Date, laughing at this photo of Peter Parker. CJ [Voicing the cat]:  ‘When I jumped up here, my donkey didn’t make it!’ … Continue reading

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Woke Up with Something on my Face

Monday, September 9th 2019   I think it’s an improvement. I wish I could just wear it around all the time.    

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Floating CJ Heads

Monday, September 2nd 2019 Waiting to rinse my daughter’s hair during her post-camping, back-to-school bath, and what do I see? Never a dull moment. #Kids

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Animal Husbandry with Olivia

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 AT RISE: Upon arrival to camp at Lovell’s Island, Niece Olivia immediately finds and adopts a snail. Olivia: I need to build him a jail. Snail Jail. I wonder what I should name him? [Later that … Continue reading

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For What Purpose??

Tuesday, August 13th 2019   My very intelligent, sweet, extremely articulate and cooperative (11 y/o) Boy successfully negotiated permission from me this morning to download Minecraft to his new computer.  I was actually glad to hear he wants to get … Continue reading

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Love = Time

Sunday, August 4th 2019   Love = Time. The simple equation that kids understand most profoundly. How lucky am I to have a Boy who wants to spend time with his Mamma! May I always appreciate and honor this inestimable … Continue reading

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