Category Archives: General

September is the new January

Happy New Year!  No, you didn’t sleep through Christmas.  And yes, I realize that the calendar says September and not January.  But in my book, September always feels like the real start of a new year.  The kids are going back to school, giving them a fresh start with fresh teachers and fresh enthusiasm.  After …

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Polish Pottery on Pinterest

I thought Facebook and Twitter were fun, but then I found Pinterest.  When I first heard about the idea of pinning pictures to online boards, I was unimpressed.  Why would anyone want to do that?  But then I tried it, just to see what all the talk was about.  And just like that, I was …

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We now return to our regularly scheduled broadcast

First, let me apologize for the time that has elapsed since my last posting.  My life became a bit busy in the months immediately following my Earth Day post.  You may recall a much earlier post on this blog where I talked about the many times my family and I have moved.  I talked about …

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22nd.  I would like to say that I have big Green plans for that day, like planting a tree or buying a Prius.  But I don’t.  Now, don’t misunderstand me.  I am not anti-earth day, or anti-green.  I try to be green.  I have reusable bags, we have a …

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My Daughter’s New Parents

My daughter has replaced me.  But don’t feel too bad for me, because she’s replaced her Dad too.  Yes, she has new parents.  I’ve never met them or talked to them, but she talks about them all the time.  Here’s an example of a conversation we had the other day… Me – “Go wash your …

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3 Things I’ve yet to learn

It’s that time of year again…back to school time.  Time to buy new school clothes and school supplies.  Time for earlier bed times and earlier wake up calls.  And time for the kids to learn new spelling words, new math tables, and new vocabulary words.  But learning doesn’t stop with graduation.  Many “life lessons” aren’t …

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The things people say…

Nothing makes strangers want to stop and talk to you in Target more than the sight of you pushing twins around in a stroller.  Our girls are pretty well past the stroller days, and as they get bigger it becomes slightly less obvious, at first glance at least, that they are twins.  But when they …

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Summer Reading List

I love to read.  There is no better way to spend a few hours then by reading a good book.  And by good, I mean the ones that you start reading and have to force yourself to stop reading so you can make dinner.  The ones that you plan to read for ten minutes before …

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It’s been 3 years….now what?

As of June 14th, we’ve been living in the same house, in the same city, for three years.  It may not sound like a milestone to you, but for us, this is a full blown miracle!  We’ve moved more times in the 13 years we’ve been married than most people do in their entire lives.  …

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And so it begins…

Beginnings.  That single word invokes so many different emotions….excitement, hope, fear, confusion, joy.  Often the most difficult part of beginnings is taking that first step.  Okay, maybe the second step is difficult too.  And that third step is only slightly easier.  But eventually you start putting one foot in front of the other, you find …

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