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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.

Simple Sunday – Alley Cat

Cutting through an alley in Flagstaff on our way to an art festival yesterday, we walked past the above door. Carter says “Look momma, a cat!” “Ahhh,” I replied, already missing our cats even though we just left the house … Continue reading

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I don’t know what dinner will be

I don’t know what is for dinner tonight, but what I do know is that in about 23 minutes my first batch of mini pumpkin muffins will be coming out of the oven. Priorities, people. What prompted this, you may … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Cookie Cat

Baking is more entertaining with an orange cat. Note: he was not impressed with the length of the bake time.

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Simple Sunday – When Life Imitates Art and Other Nonsense We Do

We went to the Phoenix Art Museum a couple weeks ago, trading our long-time Science Center membership for a bit of culture. Carter enjoyed the scavenger hunt, checking off the found items with minimal art appreciation. I did capture a … Continue reading

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Pandemic Teaching (again)

We are two weeks into our new school year. The boys are in person this year as they are vaccinated. They also ride the city bus to and from school, a new experience they have already mastered. I am so … Continue reading

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This One is Beyond Cute Kids and Cats

Imagine for a minute that you are a parent and you receive a digital message from your child’s teacher stating that one of your child’s test scores was well below the typical range of “normal” and that further testing was … Continue reading

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Fur Friday – Couch Cats

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Fur Friday – Lounging on the Counter

Chloe, just hanging around.

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100,000

Today this happened. I showed the second picture to Cody and he immediately shouted out, “You did it!” Husband’s response was more along the lines of ‘out with the old, in with the new’. It is a discussion we have … Continue reading

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Business up Front, Party in the Back

I bought a new skirt last week. This is not normally a notable thing, and perhaps is still not, other than I am not much of a clothes shopper, much preferring to peruse the produce section of our local Sprouts … Continue reading

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