Category Archives: Random Thoughts

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

Originally posted on Shoes On The Wrong Feet:
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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One of Those Days

Today has been one of those days, you know, one of those days in which you actually write “shower” on your to do list so there is a greater chance that you will actually get to shower and if you … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole in My Roof and Feathers on My Ceiling?

It started several years ago.  In the rainy season the skylight in our bathroom would leak, a little at first and then nothing.  The following year, a little more and then nothing.  Each year the leak would yell a little … Continue reading

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I’m Not Superstitious, Just Sentimental

Tomorrow is the day I take the WEST-B (Washington Educator Skills Test Basic), a five hour long state required test covering mathematics, reading, and writing.  Each subset has sixty multiple choice questions, except the writing portion which has fifty multiple … Continue reading

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What the Hell Did I Just Do?

My bowels have been aflutter since Monday morning and that is putting it very mildly because you don’t want to know the awful truth. There have been moments of euphoria sandwiched between long stretches of self doubt. I have seriously … Continue reading

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My Own Personal Christmas Hell on Wheels

I have never been one to play children’s music in the car.  At home we have several kids CDs and a Pandora station titled Cody & Carter’s Music where Raffi and Laurie Berkner rule supreme.  But when it comes to … Continue reading

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