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Monthly Archives: June 2012

I don’t mind cussing, but you knew that didn’t you?   But I don’t cuss in front of my children.  Yes, they’ve heard bad words.  It happens.  But they know the ones they can’t use.  Or so I thought… On Friday, I wanted a photo of my boys with my Mom.  I warned Coop on […]

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I think I figured the Leap Years correctly, but don’t hold me to it.  It’s my birthday afterall. Last year when I turned 35, I jokingly but proudly told people that it was my last year to truly matter.  Last year was my final year sitting at the Popular Table.  It was the final year […]

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Dear Train Blankie, I’m guessing you didn’t see yourself in this position so soon.  I’m sort of shocked myself, but I should have known better.  From the first day his almost three year-old heart latched onto you, I knew this day would come.  The first six months, I said it with a hopeful “eventually” sprinkled […]

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Summer = Corn. I’m well aware that it’s not quite corn season.  I’m also well aware that Fresh corn kicks Grocery Store corn’s ass every single time, but the recent hot days put me in the mood for corn.  When I want a simple corn recipe, I turn to Corn Fritters.  We shucked, clean, scraped, […]

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Someone do a fact check, please.  When did I say our house didn’t need one more quilt?  I’m afraid to look because I know it wasn’t long ago.  Yes, I fully admit I have a problem.  But I had a situation pop up.  I needed something to work on while we were camping.  I needed […]

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For the past 12 years, we’ve been camping with a group of friends every Labor Day.  Once kids started to pop out, we made a No Kids Rule.  We selfishly wanted our time and have stuck to it.  But camping with kids is insanely fun.  We’ve done it in the past and really wanted to […]

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Put a bunch of boys in the woods and their attitude pops out.  More wrestling.  More guns sounds.  Less listening.  More sauce.  Nature flips them around.  It undoes the little bit of civility we worked hard to create.  Honestly, 80% of it might be the late nights and the hot sun.  But there’s something about […]

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