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Backyard Camping

My child has been begging to go camping. I have hesitated to take her, given her complete and unholy terror of flying insects and intense aversion to outdoor bathrooms. Reaching a compromise, we planned a backyard campout for the Memorial Day weekend. The day of the campout began with much needed yard maintenance to prepare… Continue reading Backyard Camping

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The Weekly Recap: Puppies, Rotten Pumpkins, and a Whole Lot of Feelings

To say that this week has been full of emotions is a ridiculous understatement. I haven’t had words to put to the emotions, but now that the weekend is here and rest is available, I’m sure the words will come. But for now, let’s simply catch up on the family news. All the falling leaves….… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: Puppies, Rotten Pumpkins, and a Whole Lot of Feelings

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Stax Ate the Internet & Emmy Lou Needs Deliverance

Because I do not fear fate or learn from experience, I seem to continue to invite disaster upon myself. This week I caught myself thinking, “Emmy Lou and Stax have really been low-key this week. I don’t really have any stories to tell about them.” This set off some sort of alarm in my animal’s… Continue reading Stax Ate the Internet & Emmy Lou Needs Deliverance

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Just Call Me Ethel: The Adventures of Stax the Conveniently Forgetful and Emmy Lou the Evil

Where should I even begin when it comes to telling the tales of the animals that share my house? I think it is fair to say that both creatures are certifiably insane, but I feel that my life would be a great deal emptier and certainly less comedic if they were not a part of… Continue reading Just Call Me Ethel: The Adventures of Stax the Conveniently Forgetful and Emmy Lou the Evil

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The Weekly Recap: Snickerdoodle Lattes, An Empty Purse, and a Farm for Christmas

  This week has continued to be insanely busy with to-do lists that are never-ending. My ability to multi-task has grown substantially, and I think that is due in part to the fact that I’m sitting down and planning my week. I’m not getting it all done, but the structure is helping me use my… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: Snickerdoodle Lattes, An Empty Purse, and a Farm for Christmas

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Glory, Hallelujah! Welcome to Sunday morning at my house

There was nothing out of the ordinary about this Sunday morning. It began in the usual way, with a whimpering labrador retriever waking me up 45 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. Per the usual, I rolled out of bed, secured all doors that said labrador has no business entering, and released… Continue reading Glory, Hallelujah! Welcome to Sunday morning at my house