Category Archives: Marshall Says

Perspective

Marshall came into my office today while I was working. I was formatting some text, and I showed him how it was done. He asked me if I was excited to be creating content that other people enjoy and to … Continue reading

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Dreaming on a Chilly Night

By the time I thought about taking a walk today it was already getting dark. The temperature was down to 14 degrees, two degrees lower than that last time I had checked the thermometer. I needed to hurry up and … Continue reading

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Day 281: Parent Logic

Tonight the kids and I had another Christmas craft night. While we crafted, the kids explained “Parent Logic” to me. I wrote down everything they told me so that I could share it with you. I’m sure you will find … Continue reading

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Day 205: Decorations

Trick-or-treating has not been cancelled by the state or the town, but we already told our kids that it’s not happening this year. The kids deserve to celebrate Halloween, though, so we’re going to have to do more around the … Continue reading

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Day 145: Rainbows and Oaks

Isaias turned out to be a strange storm. Mostly it hit us with wind, but for a little while we had slashing rain interspersed with periods of sunlight, creating an on-again, off-again rainbow. Just when it seemed the storm was … Continue reading

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Day 137: Running

Marshall talked me into running a few laps today during my walk. He said he was my coach, so what choice did I have? My knees didn’t like having a coach. They preferred their own creaky pace. But, Marshall ran … Continue reading

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Day 99: Pancakes

I cooked pancakes for the kids today. It must have been quite a while since the last time I cooked pancakes, because the children were both shocked and profusely grateful. Livia, who scored the first pancake, said, “I’m proud of … Continue reading

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Bed Art

Now that the children are home all the time, they see me making the bed every day, and they’ve taken an interest in it. It astounds them that the pillows are stacked on the ottoman in the morning. They don’t … Continue reading

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Awkward and Weird

Heard around the house: Awkward turtles make weird babies. From “The Llama Song“

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Random Kid Stories from 2019

Dear Kids, Here are some random stories about you from 2019. “Never waste diamonds on a hoe.” This, Marshall told us, is the second rule of Minecraft. I’m certain that he didn’t understand the double entendre (YouTube strikes again), though … Continue reading

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