Category Archives: family

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

Five years ago today, I posted this. I’m reposting it now because reasons. Mainly that I was thinking about it this morning and so I shared it with my English classes. I cried when I read it to them – not for sadness, but because my heart was leaking love for all the people in […]

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Gratitude Month, Day 19

Today I am grateful for family that extends, and extends, and extends. Till I can never quite hear the end of that particular echo. That is a blessing, indeed.

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Gratitude Month, Day 17

Dad! Dad! Dad! Today, it’s all about you. My dad is the best. He shows up around here now and then (I mean, I tell you stuff about him, but also he reads — you know), because I have a lot of stories that make better sense if you know the dad. Anyway, he’s good. […]

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What about this?

I originally posted this in October, but then I found out that it was SOTS (sort of top secret) and hid the post. But now the news is public, so here you get it again. Because it’s still exciting, and it’s still news, and the photos we took have LOADS of leafy trees in them. […]

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I almost showed you my list.

Almost. But it is just a little too embarrassing that we have nearly made it to noon and my list is still so very un-crossed-off. Ug. But I have been busy. Here is what I accomplished already today: *The weightlifting *The Kid-hair-doing *The breakfast making and cleaning *The carpooling *The bread making (and tasting – […]

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My Dad

Do you know what I hope for you? That you have a great dad. I have a great dad. My kids, too. They have a great dad. My nieces and nephews have great dads, too. They sort of fill the earth, all those nieces and nephews and their great dads. Sometimes, when I was a […]

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Half

Does it feel like Thursday was a long time ago to anyone else? Yikes. And I’ve been Momming and Playing so much that I haven’t written a thing. Not a blog post, barely an email. Certainly no revisions. So all my big plans of submitting? They’ve gone the way of the… well, whatever. Gone, anyway. […]

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Pets? Probably Not.

Once I talked about pets. Now, Kid 4 is at it again. As his birthday approaches, he’s asking for a turtle. Ick. They smell, I think. Husband agrees. Advise me, wise ones. Does Kid 4 actually need a pet to become a well-rounded, upright, employable adult at some point? And is there anything as easy […]

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