Monthly Archives: January 2010

Extraordinarily Mundane

My mind swirls with a mixture of the mundane and the extraordinary today. The mundane fills my day - laundry, work, breakfast, kids to school, watching the weather - the stuff of life. But the extraordinary sits on the edge - my father-in-law (my husband's stepfather) passed away last night. We knew it was coming,…
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Boy Was I Grouchy!

Boy was I grouchy yesterday. Maybe it was the lack of sleep from too many early mornings and late nights in a row. Or perhaps it was the new scales that registered 4.8 pounds heavier than the old ones. Or still working on getting Christmas decorations down and not being able to fit them all…
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Confused Children

No wonder my children are confused!  When I think about all the messages I've sent them over the years.Ages 0 - 3:  Don't touch, try this, stay with Mommy, go to the nice nursery worker, sit still, no-no, go to sleep, let's play, shhh.Ages 3 - 5 (added to above):  Play nice, share the toys,…
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I Will Rise

Saturday morning and I'm sitting here with NO coffee (coffee maker died this morning - the light is on but nothing is coming out) and my blurred vision (no contacts in yet).  The sun is shining even though it's only 12 degrees outside.  My husband and boys have left the house to go help move…
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