Category Archive for 'Miscellaneous'

A letter to my son

Dear Cody, Recently you told me about something that happened at school. A group of the boys were teasing one of your female classmates, and so you stepped in and stood up for her, telling them to knock it off and leave her alone. This is not the first time you have told me this kind of […]

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I think after last week’s disastrous movie choice of Labyrinth, the kids, with possibly the exception of Logan, were a bit wary of what I would choose next. “Hey, at least there was some entertainment value in making fun of it,” I defended. When I announced that I had chosen The Neverending Story, another 80s […]

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Working with Dad

Cody and Logan have been working with their dad for the better part of the last week. It has been a big adjustment for me because I am used to them being here all the time, unless they are at school. Now, they are working long days building fences, getting sunburned, and acquiring muscles. I […]

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Family Movie Night: Labyrinth

OK, so the kids and I had our weekly Family Movie Night tonight. I have been picking the movie since we started this little ritual because A. It’s extremely difficult to find a movie that we will all like with the fairly large age/gender ranges we have and B. If I don’t pick it, there […]

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I blame Facebook

Because, you know, Facebook is the source of All That Is Evil. Seriously, so much time has gone by since I last posted, I can only chalk it up to the fact that I seem to now post the little things in my life to Facebook instead of to my blog. However, today’s little Facebook […]

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I was asked by Better Homes and Gardens to represent South Dakota in their State Fragrance Contest, going on now through the end of the month on their Facebook page. 51 bloggers, one from each state + Washington D.C., were given gift cards to purchase a Better Homes and Gardens wax warmer and wax cubes […]

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Blog block

I sat here for a couple hours this morning trying to decide what to write about. I have so many topics swirling around in my head, I couldn’t decide which one to go with. Should I blog about the 5-week-old Yorkie puppy we have been dog-sitting for the past week and how sad I am […]

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I knew the time would come. I really did. Still, secretly I hoped that maybe, just maybe, I’d be one of the few lucky ones to pass through this era unscathed, admired and adored, like I always was. You see, I have become inexplicably, ridiculously, embarrassingly stupid. And annoying. Just ask my nearly-14-year-old daughters. I’ve […]

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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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