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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.

Not Another Post About New Years Resolutions?!?

When asked if I make resolutions for the New Year, I will tell you that no, I do not. But that is not entirely truthful.  I do reflect on the year gone past and consider actions I can take to … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Seahawk Scare

We are Seattle Seahawks fans.  Or rather, I am a Seattle Seahawk fan and Husband and the kids have simply taken the path of least resistance.  I have fond memories of sitting in a large brown beanbag next to my … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

The last week of school before winter break can be a tough one if you are a school teacher.  Most the students are excited about the upcoming holidays and the time off school.  There is a sense of waiting that … Continue reading

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Arctic Sled Sloths

During lunch today, Cody commented on a story headline that flashed by on our Echo Show.  It was a story that had something to do with a person successfully crossing the Arctic on their own. Feeling as though I had … Continue reading

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On how we got a Christmas Cockroach

Easley’s Fun Shop, an iconic family owned costume store here in Phoenix, is closing it’s doors after a good long run of 72 years.  Cody and Carter are very aware of this and have been for some time.  (Both boys … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – It’s a Dog’s Life

Sasha, lovin’ life as only a dog can.

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Your Guess is as Good as Mine

My MIL is coming tomorrow to spend Christmas with us.  I am one of the lucky people who actually love their MIL, but it never hurts to tidy up the house just a bit more than I normally would. My … Continue reading

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Gravity Defying Sock

Yesterday the boys begrudgingly put away their moderately folded laundry.  The laundry folding station happens to be on Husband and my bed (an artifact from the not long ago past of when I folded their clothes for them.) As they … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Santa’s “Helper”

She spend a good half hour watching me wrap from her perch on the bed. The curling ribbon caused her to travel to the ground floor.  Princess Leia was intrigued and ready to “help”. Her eyes, full of potential action, … Continue reading

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Snowflake Security System?

Our hallway, courtesy of Carter and his crafting. It is festive by day but hazardous by night (think – paper cut to the face and multiple eye stabbings).  I pity the poor person who tries to navigate this in the … Continue reading

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