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Victory

I got out of bed this morning, and I fed the children their breakfast, and I packed up their lunches. That was 100 times more than I felt like doing, so I’m going to declare this morning a great victory. … Continue reading

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Bitten Again

I was bitten by two ticks yesterday. They were so small that I only knew they were there because they had caused two itchy red spots on the back of my knee. I only guessed that they weren’t blemishes because … Continue reading

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Reading, Writing, and Real World Stuff

I finished Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” and I am now reading “The Trouble With Goats and Sheep” by Joanna Cannon. Last night I spent some time working on my novel. Today, too. Now the word … Continue reading

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Three Firsts

Here are the first paragraphs of the three books that I’m thinking about reading. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: It was only a duck pond, out at the back of the farm. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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TGIF

This week nearly wrecked me. It was the first week of summer camp. Summer camp is worse than school. I have to get up just as early to feed the kids breakfast, then I also have to pack lunches for … 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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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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