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Thoughts

Marshall lost a tooth earlier this month. It was probably his last baby tooth. The Tooth Fairy is sad. It’s utterly ridiculous that “sanguine” means “optimistic” and also “bloody/bloodthirsty.” If, for example, your coworker said he was feeling sanguine about … Continue reading

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Pandora Redux

I finished a book last night. It was my 20th book of 2019. I am still behind on my reading goal for the year, but I think I’ve gained some ground. If I keep up my current pace of reading, … Continue reading

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That’s a Lot of Bubbles!

Our kids don’t take baths often, because the drain of the bathtub is messed up and we’re holding off fixing it until we redo that entire bathroom. So the kids usually take showers, which are quicker and easier for everyone … Continue reading

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I DARE You

The most exciting potential prize of the recent limerick contest (aside from the free trip to England) was a full set of the Dictionary of American Regional English. I was hoping to get one. Alas, I did not. But my … Continue reading

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SITY: Beetle Views

We looked this beetle up in my Audubon book. Thanks to its distinct markings, it was easy to identify. It was an American carrion beetle.

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SITY: Lunch to Go

There was a fox in our yard today, as you can see in the picture above. Sorry the picture is so bad. It was taken through the back-door window at a bad angle. The wind chimes also got in the … Continue reading

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We Made It!

Today was the last day of school. Congratulations to Marshall for improving so wonderfully in language arts over the course of the year, and to Livia for her amazing math skills, and to both for their great report cards. Congratulations … Continue reading

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Google, Where’s My Hubs?

I’ve gotten so used to getting answers from the Internet that it annoys me when it doesn’t have the info I need. Right now my husband is missing. Not in the sense of “Call the police!” but in the sense … Continue reading

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New Reading

Having given up on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I needed something else to read. Here are my replacement reading choices. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: After watching and enjoying the adaptation on TV, I thought it … Continue reading

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Gathering of Power

Today, in positive thought: No matter how many unstoppable forces seem to be working against us, there are always things that are within our control. We have to focus on what we can control, gather our powers, and work our … Continue reading

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