Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Skating Backwards

Last weekend we attended a birthday party for a girl in Cody’s third grade class.  Cody has spoken of this girl, who I shall refer to as Bea, for quite some time.  They play together at recess and spend time … Continue reading

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Just Trying to Get the Girl

Groundhog Day. We can add that to the ever growing list of events/items/holidays/things that I know about but don’t really know all that much about. When Cody became of the question-asking-age many years ago, I realized that my vast banks … Continue reading

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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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What has Come Before and What may Follow

2014 I completed my Masters of Arts in Education Cody only had one seizure We decided to move back to Arizona (although for the boys it is a move-to) Carter learned to wink I landed my first teaching job Husband … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Desert – On the Wrong Feet Christmas 2014

Christmas in our family, as I suspect is true with many other families, is a holiday steeped with traditions.  We have events that we attend or host: the lighting of the town tree, the lighted boat parade, my friend and … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Cranes, Coffee, and a Shared Towel

On my walk with the dog this weekend, I noticed the building near our place had grown. When I got back Gray Leopard, a stray cat I have been wooing and have hopes of taming and adding as a member … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Being a first year teacher is hard.  To compound things I am, as you know, a mother to two boys.  We also just moved to Arizona from Washington and Husband is currently very busy helping his aged father gracefully navigate … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 (has not yet arrived)

Yesterday while families across the nation gathered to dine, take pause and appreciate all they have to be thankful for, we at Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet had a quiet family day.  We still dined, and paused, and … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Carter

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Four years ago, 2 hours and 14 minutes shy of Mother’s Day, Carter was born.  He took one look around, expressed his distaste for the cold bright world he was born into…

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The Worst Day of My Life

Originally posted on Shoes On The Wrong Feet:
Six years ago today our first child was born.  It was an emergency C-section.  I was twenty-six weeks pregnant.  We ended up at the hospital because I had spotting and intense lower…

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