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The Immodest Mermaid

Last year when we went to the beach, my oldest daughter picked out this toy in a gift shop:

At the time, I felt a little uneasy with it because it is showing so much “skin” (not to mention it is so loud and flashy), but I didn’t want to make a fuss about it. 177 more words


Philips Sunshine Clock, friend visiting, toy org

The Philips Wake-up Light With Sunrise Simulation clock arrived today, and I just set it up. It seems promising. It also, somewhat hilariously to me, seems in design like something that someone in the 70’s would have thought futuristic. 402 more words


It’s really been a week, with the kids returning and my contract up soon with hints of “you’ll like the offer” but no offer, and cold weather (seriously, 8C? 520 more words


I am so crunchy and healthy......

I am SUCH a crunchy granola aging hippy!  I tell ya.

I recently wrote a post called “Abbondanza” where I wrote about how excited I was at the incredible bounty of fresh foods at my farmer’s market.   686 more words


Getting it Together

As I put back the pieces life, the current focus is on Erin.  It’s been a rough year for her. Two new school changes, two new homes, a dad that almost died, a mom that was consumed with holding it all together and a broken ankle that played the role as… 605 more words


The 4:00 A.M. Breakfast Club

The light was on in the kitchen and then the small light in the dining room. I saw my daughter setting out a placemat, a bowl and a spoon, a box of corn flakes. 781 more words


Nothing. And Everything.

Yesterday morning, my sister texted me and asked what my plans were for the day.

I immediately thought and responded with “Nothing”. But before I could hit send, I typed “And everything.” … 269 more words

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