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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.

The Toilet Paper Situation

Yesterday Cody had his friend Debbie over to hang out (at 12 years of age, I assume the term “play date” is no longer applicable.  I am fine with this, not ever really liking that term anyway).  They had plans … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Brunch with the Dog

Brunch is a great way to start any Sunday.  A place where you can take your dog for brunch – even better!            

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Too Much Minecraft?

Cody:  How do you make it spawn a new page? I showed Cody how to open up a new blank document in Word and left him to continue his school work.  His question had me laughing on the inside but … Continue reading

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Nighttime Manners

“Stop!” The command came from Carter who was fast asleep in his tent.  (He has been indoor camping in the bedroom he shares with his brother for several weeks now in a pop-up tent.) The loud command woke me up.  … Continue reading

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Sixty Minutes vs. One Hour

Tonight during our dinner conversation, riveting as they always are, the topic of the t.v. show Sixty Minutes came up.  It is a news show that Husband and I both have fond childhood memories of.  (Apparently it flew by in … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – 80 Degrees and Boy Tooth Fairies

Eighty degrees on a Sunday morning.  Husband is gone on his yearly trip to the Reno air races.  The boys and I head off to the Desert Botanical Gardens, (admittedly, there was some grumbling for they wanted the Science Center … Continue reading

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Defying the Laws of Physics

Every Friday night at Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet is Pizza and Movie Night.  This means just what it sounds like.  We cook pizza, typically frozen Costco pizza, and watch a movie together.  The decider of what movie … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Honey Bun

Tomorrow is the first day back to school.  Last night I was talking to Husband about how I will once again make the shift from the title of “mom” to that of “Mrs. M…” as I step back into the … Continue reading

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Fist-pump for our Demise

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown started it. I had not read the book, a library book picked out by Carter with many others on our last trip to the library.  I walked into the living room and saw … Continue reading

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Returning

Ten days without kids.  Oh yes, this happened. Our vacation started off as a family vacation.  We flew up to my hometown to spend time with my mom.  It was a whirlwind tour of Washington and some the places and … Continue reading

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