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Category Archives: Thankful

Somehow, I continually manage to be surprised and relieved when I realize it’s Friday night. “Surely I’ll have time to write about what I’ve been thankful for this week. It’s only Friday!” And each Friday night, I look at the clock and it’s 9:00pm on Sunday. “Oh right, we had baseball and swimming and life and building armor […]

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Recently, we said our final goodbyes to Lightning the Hamster. As we wrapped his too-still, too-light body in tissue and ziplock bags, I remembered my own childhood and how I once loved a pet rat named Pip Squeak. Today, Lightning waits in the freezer for warmer ground and a proper background pet funeral with a […]

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“But how is Santa going to know how to find me at Papa D’s and Meemo’s house?” he asked. When looking at Reflections on Santa, Traveling, and Christmas, I think “Crap crap crap, why did I book us on a flight to Colorado on Christmas Eve?” I thought about family, and snow, but I didn’t […]

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“Let’s take a selfie!”  We’re at the zoo; we’re at the playground. On Friday, at the airport heading to Legoland and then, onto Anna Maria Island. Our flight out was delayed, and delayed again. We walked the new wing of the airport, ate when we weren’t hungry, and tried to not think about the fact […]

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The night before my sixth birthday, I stood barefoot on our front porch in my nightie as the sun began its descent. “Everything will change tomorrow,” I thought. “You’re not one of the little kids anymore. Six means being a big kid.” I suppose that in many ways, I was right. Six, after all, brought […]

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been only 48 hours since I was stressed out about having my almost-six-year-old son’s first birthday party. Because his birthday is in July, and falls on a holiday, and also because he’s never really cared about having a birthday party before going to some, we’ve taken trips, gone to […]

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