Sink or swim

After going to a swimming party this summer, I watched how each of our kids fared in the pool; Charlie jumping off the diving board and never wanting to get out of the pool, Coleman comfortably swimming around with his friends, Judah cautiously jumping off the side, never straying too far from the edge, and Josie kicking around the pool …

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The Couches

I grew up on used/hand-me-down stuff. I’ve never minded previously owned treasures, so years ago when my employer, we’ll call her Dr. Smith, offered two gently-used couches for free I jumped at the chance. I was pregnant with Charlie and money was tight. Dr. Smith stated that the couches were a few years old, in good shape, and only needed a good …

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Tall tales of stupidity

It’s been two and a half years since working with junior high kids and I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but sometimes I miss it. Or maybe it’s more that I miss the stories that came from being around junior high kids. Today we went to a “Knights of the Round Table” ceremony for Coleman and other middle school …

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Fruitcake and 20 bucks

Our sweet next door neighbor passed away last summer and her house just now went up for sale. Agnus was in her early 90’s and was the original owner of that house, buying it brand new in 1947. She raised a daughter there and outlived her husband. She was an independent, determined woman who had a mind about how things …

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One shade of gray

Both of my parents’ hair started to go gray at a relatively young age, so following in their footsteps, mine did the same. Right around age 28 or 29 I began to notice a few gray hairs mixed in with my dark brown. And then within what seemed like a week, there were a lot of gray hairs. This was …

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One more week

One more week until school starts and we are barely hanging on by a thread over here. Case in point, I am currently shut upstairs in my bedroom writing, pretending like I don’t hear the chaos happening below me. I started out strong, really, I did. The month of July was spent with Charlie and Coleman in Mexico and me …

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41 years

Today is my first day of being 41 years old. The newness of being 40 has faded and now it’s just “on to living the rest of this decade”. In getting together with a few friends to celebrate, I was trying to find the perfect place to celebrate 41; good atmosphere, not too expensive, good food, etc… It’s tough to …

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