Author Archives: Shoes

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.

Uninvited Houseguest

Living within walking distance to a park is great. Living within walking distance to a park during a global pandemic, is amazing. And so it was on Friday evening , that Cody and Carter were at the park hanging out … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – The Weight of the World…

clearly rests in his capable paws.

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Practice Thanksgiving 2020

This year the table is set for four, not eighteen or twenty or whatever ridiculous amount of place settings we try to squeeze in. Our moms, the boys grandmas, will not be joining us. No neighbors or friends will be … Continue reading

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Long Days

Oops. Apparently almost a month has gone by. As you know, I have been remote teaching my amazing, wonderful class of cheerful third graders. It is a lot of work and makes for long days on a computer. My typical … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Tale of Two Towns (ok, one is a city, but you know what I mean)

I grew up on an island in Washington state, my hometown surrounded first by farmland and next by the sea. I have moved, two times now, to Phoenix, Arizona a city surrounded first by sunshine and next by the desert. … Continue reading

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Victory for Teaching Table Manners?

This afternoon, as I set the table for lunch I noticed that all our large plates were dirty. Being too lazy to hand wash them, I put out a bowl for the pasta, a smaller bowl for the salad, and … Continue reading

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Fur Friday – Face

Welcome to Fur Friday where I post a random picture (or more) of some of our pets and maybe write a thing or two about it. Happiness is the face of an orange cat on a Friday before a three … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Simply Sweet

Husband surprised the boys and I with donuts Friday morning. What a sweetheart!

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Fur Friday – Eggcellent

Welcome to Fur Friday where I post a random picture (or more) of some of our pets and maybe write a thing or two about it. Today Cody called us out into the backyard to witness the end results of … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Sandwiches

Grilled cheese sandwiches are my jam. They are my comfort food. I have very strong opinions about all things involving the great grilled cheese. Here is a sneak peek from the last time I made them, before putting their tops … Continue reading

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