Category Archives: nature

Try Everything (by Shakira)

November 2019   This song by Shakira is the story of my life. If I had to choose a swan song or funeral song this would probably be it: TRY EVERYTHING – Shakira C   F  C   G   C  … Continue reading

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Barbarian Versus: Episodes 1, 2 & 3

Sunday, November 10th 2019 – Skyline (Oakland CA)   2019-11-09 Barbarian vs. Blade – Episode 1 [0:24]:   2019-11-10 Barbarian vs. Blade – Episode 2 [0:52]:   2019-11-09 Barbarian vs. Bruce [0:33]:       ♥♥♥

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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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Cousin Weekend MNOOKM Style

October 18th-20th 2019   MNOOKM: McSweeney, Neely, Oberhauser, Oberhauser, Kolonoski, McSweeney! 2019-10-19 Cousin Weekend MNOOKM Style [0:57]:  Thank you Amanda, James & Mom! Love you!! (And BTW did we ever even DREAM of riches such as these!?!?!) 🙀❤️🌈💕😻 ♥♥♥♥♥

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A Healing Pilgrimage

Friday, October 4th 2019   In one of the stranger moves I’ve made in my life lately, I spent over six hours in the car on this day in order to go back to the scene of a very painful … Continue reading

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Gavin’s Engineering: Pool Noodle Darts

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 Such a lucky mom to have my healthy son share his wonderful invention designs with me.   (FTR there are so many more schemes where these came from; apple picking machine, larping weapons, weaponized apocalypse survival … Continue reading

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