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Month: August 2012

How to be in the “good” class

How to be in the “good” class

School starts in the morning. Clothes are laid out.  Backpacks are packed.Lunches are not made.  (I’ll get to it … just motivating myself to begin that labor of love again). Jacob will be in third grade, Savannah and Brittany will be in middle school (6 and 8th) and Caroline (gasp) will be in 11th. I remember my mom telling me when I was in 11th grade that she was worried she hadn’t taught me everything she wanted to teach me…

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Ma Ingalls I am not.

Ma Ingalls I am not.

Brittany was born less than an hour after we arrived at Texas Womens Hospital.  One minute I was smiling and having Bill take my picture by the “delivery” sign at the hospital and very shortly afterwards I was about to deliver her. The doctor told me that I had arrived too late to receive any drugs. Trust me when I say that was not in my “birth plan”.  I know lots of people are in favor of drug free births…

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A “not so hopeful” Olympian …

A “not so hopeful” Olympian …

  The Olympic closing ceremonies are tonight.  For two solid weeks we have sat on our couch, night after night, watching the world’s greatest athletes show their stuff.  We have watched and watched and watched and watched….glued to the TV and the incredible athletes showing their physical and mental toughness.  They are amazing. And so, in honor of the closing of the 30th Olympiad, I would like to share my own personal Olympic story.  You read that correctly … my…

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Now where was I?

Now where was I?

The other day entered into google maps the address of a restaurant where I was meeting Bill for lunch.  The restaurant was downtown but it routed me to Nebraska!  Totally cracked me up.  I’ve never been to Nebraska and thought that would be fun but I also knew Bill would wonder what had happened to me.  I tried to do it again and it put me on a route to Atlanta.  Atlanta isn’t that far from the beach so that…

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