Monthly Archives: December 2010

Past memories, present actions

Over the past two days my sweetie and I cleaned out our guest-bedroom-turned-junk-room.  Our efforts resulted in two trips to the local non-profit thrift store, oodles of electronics that will be wiped clean and then recycled, and the uncovering and … Continue reading

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“Winter Break” can be confusing

As I was running errands today, I drove past the local high school, and saw this sign: Hmm…. What I found even more amusing than the sign was the fact that I first questioned myself.  I thought, “Wait, this is … Continue reading

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A little oxygen makes a big difference

Yesterday afternoon my sweetie and I returned from a multi-day out-of-town trip, so this morning I left the house early to get groceries and re-stock our refrigerator.  When I returned around 9:30 am, my husband informed me that he was … Continue reading

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“What does Santa say?”

I was flipping through a few old photographs this evening, and came across a picture I took a few Christmases ago.  I was visiting my family in Florida, and my sister and I made these festive cupcakes: I had forgotten … Continue reading

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An agreeable mess

The living room floor is littered with toddler toys. The dining room table is overrun with a half-finished jigsaw puzzle. Books and magazines are scattered on various chairs. Sections of the newspaper are crammed between sofa cushions. Dirty clothes are … Continue reading

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Toddler joy

I have a niece and a nephew who are one and one-and-a-half years old, respectively.  Today I received voluntary hugs and smiles from each of them; and truly, there are few things more amazing than being in the presence of … Continue reading

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A truly merry Christmas

Christmas can be an overwhelmingly-super-awesome-crazy-nearly-out-of-control-happy kind of a day (especially if you’re a kid), and Christmas can also be a grate-on-the-nerves-push-every-freaking-button-I-have-get-me-the-hell-outta-here kind of a day (usually more when you’re an adult).  My Christmas day was exactly in the middle, a … Continue reading

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