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About shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.

Pie Day Bust

A lime green Otter Pop, a cup of Earl Gray tea, and a fever of 101+ – not how I envisioned Pie Day. This morning Cody and Carter got up before us like any other typical weekend day.  With a … Continue reading

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And a Splash of Moonshine

cody (8 years old):  If I were to describe Haley I would say that she is as black as night with just a splash of moonshine. Haley is our rescue dog.  She is a black lab mixed with what we … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Old School Comics

For Christmas Carter got a Bloom County comic strip book.  The other morning I saw this and grabbed my camera to capture the moment. Apparently Haley was not feeling included and as such interjected herself into the moment.

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A Gentle Ambush

Today.  Alzheimer’s. My father-in-law does not realize it, does not know what has been lost even though he has been told.  There is no explaining that can lead to comprehension when the mind can no longer do its job. We … Continue reading

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“Momma – It Just Runs in the Family!”

Today Husband took Cody to a physical therapy evaluation.  School had ended by the time they were done and so he dropped Cody off at my school to hang out with me in my classroom so he could go back … Continue reading

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Business as Usual

The other afternoon during my lunch break – the thirty minutes minus whatever additional time I need to spend at my lunch duty in the cafeteria herding all the second and sixth graders to recess – I was in my … Continue reading

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Mismatched Sheets

For Christmas Carter got, among other things, a Lightening McQueen sheet set.  Upon opening it, he asked what it was, and then when told, politely set it aside and moved on to what he hoped were more exciting, less practical … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

As I may have mentioned, there are a lot of stray cats that have taken up residency in our apartment complex.  Their lives are fairly cozy in this gated community where all dogs are leashed and the cars putter around … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Simple Discoveries

Carter discovers The Chocolate Chip Pancake… After he had eaten it I had to remind him that it is not polite to lick ones plate.  I guess he liked it.

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Not Quite a Card Shark

One of our friends got Cody and Carter the board game Catan Junior for Christmas.  After we navigated through all the instructions and rules (and figured out that the boats belong on the dotted lines and not where you build … Continue reading

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