Monthly Archive for May, 2012

The Gosling and the Toad

Once upon a time (yesterday), Logan and his mom (me) were going to pick up his sister (Andie) from her friend’s house. As they drove down the gravel road that led to Scatterwood Lake, Logan’s mom noticed something on the road. “Look!” she said. “There are some geese down there!” “Where?” asked Logan, sitting as […]

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My new table

I’ve had the same old cast-off, ugly table, complete with mismatching chairs, for about 13 years now. I’ve lamented its existence many times and wished for a new table and chairs, but it was just never in the budget. I was finishing up some work this evening when Andie called up, “Dad’s here!” My jaw […]

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Potpourri

Potpourri — any mixture, especially of unrelated objects, subjects, etc. (Definition courtesy of Dictionary.com) The girls’ friend, John, came over for the afternoon and evening today. He wanted to start the Star Wars trilogy (Episodes 1-3) with them, since they haven’t seen it, but Andie remained completely unimpressed by the middle of Episode I, so […]

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Idol chatter

The kids and I have two guilty pleasures — watching American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. We have been thrilled with this season of AI. I mean, seriously. These kids have some incredible talent. I’m not usually too emotional about live music, but I have gotten goosebumps and/or cried several times this […]

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Summer Vacation: Day 2

Today, Day 2 of the kids’ summer vacation, was, overall, a heckuva lot better than yesterday. For reasons known only to themselves, my sons decided to be extra-wild and crazy yesterday, resulting in a banishment to the outdoors for a couple hours. Here are a few things I’ve learned so far: 1. I can tell […]

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Mother’s Day surprise

Yesterday afternoon, things at our house suddenly got very quiet. The kids were obviously upstairs, but the camaraderie I heard coming from the boys’ room as I went up the stairs was unusual. I arrived at the boys’ door to find a notice, which had previously served as a warning for the mess inside, updated […]

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The Avengers

If you haven’t seen the newly released movie, The Avengers, make sure it’s on your list of must-see movies when it comes out on DVD. Glen took the kids and me to see it last night for Mother’s Day. It was, as are all comic book hero movies, full of action and adventure, but what […]

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Last day of school

There was much joy in our house this morning. Even the couple kids (who shall remain nameless) who are normally bite-your-head-off whiny/grumpy in the morning had smiles.   Just for kicks, I’m putting up their first day of school picture from this year to see if/how much they have changed.  

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Early Mother’s Day card

  Translation: Dear Mom, My love for you will bloom forever! My favorite thing about you is that you care for me!!! My favorite time with you is when we play games together. Thanks for your love, your care, and for being the best Mom!!!! You color my world! Cody He got the last package […]

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The streak is over

I made it for 8 days, at least, but I just realized this morning as I logged into my computer that I forgot to post last night and have therefore forfeited my chance of winning a Kindle Fire at the end of the Blogathon. Sigh. It’s OK though, because hanging out with a friend is […]

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