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So Much for Self-Control

I usually don’t buy a lot of candy for my kids at Easter. I have an idea about what is a good amount for them to have, and my in-laws always exceed that amount all by themselves, without any help … Continue reading

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Day 218: Something to Look Forward To

I talked to my mom today, and we agreed on a plan to get to together for Christmas. The plan involves strictly quarantining for a week beforehand and attempting to drive the entire distance with no bathroom breaks. It will … Continue reading

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Day 10: Limping into Spring

Today we had one of those famous New England spring snowstorms. Marshall and I went hiking in the woods as the snow was falling and it was, as always, beautiful. It’s good that we enjoyed the snow while it lasted, … Continue reading

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Crafty in a Pinch

I tend to overpay for Halloween costumes, because I do so much of my shopping online. I’m willing to pay for that convenience. Still, even I have limits. Livia and I needed antennae for our costumes, and all the antennae … Continue reading

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On Medicine

My mother-in-law and I were chitchatting about how it usually takes a few weeks to get rid of a cold. She herself had a lingering cough, even after having taken a course of antibiotics for bronchitis. She said, “It’s like … Continue reading

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Who’s the Psychic?

When I was a child, my mother often told me that I was psychic. Apparently I used to just randomly come up to her and start talking about whatever she happened to be thinking at the moment, and I did … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Walk

My dad and I went for a walk in the woods on Christmas Day. We explored the area below my perching spot. You can tell that it was once a quarry because of the straight lines and man-made marks on … Continue reading

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Metamorphoses

Dear Kids, When I was a child your grammie used to tuck me into a “cocoon” at bedtime. She tucked the blankets under me, from head to toe, so that I was as snug as a bug in a rug. … Continue reading

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Train, Train, Don’t Go Away

Dear Marshall, One day we went to the library and they had a wooden train set on an activity table. You fell in love with it. You would have played with it all day, and I felt so horrible when … Continue reading

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Pass It On

Dear Marshall, We read at least one book to you every night before bed. At some point you finagled a book before nap time, too. That means we have to read your favorite book to you at least twice per … Continue reading

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