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Thankfulness

Thankfulness

We used to do this thing over Thanksgiving that made all the kids groan and me roll my eyes and it was totally something that we did to make their mother happy.   561 more words

Acting Your Age

“Act Your Age”

That’s the line, right? “Act your age!”

For me, that is an act. I know that’s not the point of the phrase, for sure, but honestly, it’s how I’ve always been, I guess.   751 more words

A Costume Conundrum

A Costume Conundrum

I never have had a problem finding costumes for my kids to dress up.  They have creativity pouring out their ears.  If anything, pulling off the creative costumes is far more difficult and expensive than any thought of being creative and doing it. 514 more words

Smash and Grab

Smash and Grab

What do you do when someone invades your personal space, takes your property?

What do you do if your kids are involved? 32 more words

From Faded to Fond

From Faded to Fond

The faded, blurry shot up there is a picture of me, years ago, probably close to 40 years ago. It wasn’t intentional that I should catalog old Super 8 movies of my childhood vacations before we headed to the very part of the country where these films were taken, but it happened. 706 more words

Questions of My Childhood

Questions of My Childhood

(See, and you thought the musical references had ended!)

Vacation is a great thing. I haven’t taken two full weeks off in so very long I wasn’t sure at the beginning I’d know how to handle it. 855 more words

A Birthday Present

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A Birthday Present

Sixteen years ago an unexpected birthday present arrived for me. I say unexpected, but the package was expected, it just wasn’t supposed to arrive on my birthday. 786 more words

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