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Today in Five Senses

SMELL: I made basmati rice today. I love the way it smells as it’s cooking. The first dandelion bloomed today, and I held it up to my nose. I never realized before that dandelions have their own smell. It’s just … Continue reading

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Mr. Spider Catches Some Snow

It snowed on Friday and, because I had promised myself that I would walk if it snowed, I went for a hike in the woods. The snow wasn’t sticking much, and the trails were muddy rather than snow-covered, but it … Continue reading

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Sweet Victory

As a child, I was never able to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Today I solved the smaller version with four squares per side. I was so pleased with myself that I shouted a celebratory “Woohoo!” and startled the children. Truth … Continue reading

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Accidentally Purplish

Last Saturday I took the kids to an Easter egg hunt. It was a sunny day, the kids found a lot of eggs, and Livia got to play with her best friends from school. We had a good time. But … Continue reading

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SITY: Spring!

When the crocuses got buried under the snow of several successive storms, I thought they were goners. They weren’t. I almost think the snow did them some good. They’re blooming like mad now. As I was taking these pictures, my … Continue reading

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Big Event

One of Livia’s pieces of artwork was chosen by her art teacher for a special showcase. We were invited to the opening of the showcase, which was being hosted by a local business. I wasn’t expecting anything big, so I … Continue reading

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My Fortune

My fortune from last night’s fortune cookie: Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.

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Death Can Wait

At 7:50, the time to which the alarm on my clock-radio is set, the local radio station is in the middle of announcing the obituaries. Death is not the subject I want to wake up to. It’s also not something … Continue reading

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It’s Snow Big Deal

School was cancelled yesterday due to an impending snowstorm, but that storm didn’t drop a single flake. Until this morning, that is. Now it is finally snowing, and the kids are at school. Somebody really messed that one up!

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Never Gonna Happen

Sometimes I think I’m getting close to defeating Laundry Mountain. Then I start to do some regular cleaning. I find clothes lying around in random places, and I strip the sheets from the beds. They will all have to be … Continue reading

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