Tag Archives: Family

Putting a Name to the Changes

Since we moved back home, Cujo and I have been staying with my grandmother.  Grandma’s 90, and we moved back partly because she’s getting older, frailer, and we wanted to be able to spend more time with her.  I had … Continue reading

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Accepting Children As They Are, Not As We’d Like Them To Be

I’m reading a book called Everyday Blessings:  The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn.  I may post more on it later, but one chapter really struck me, and I couldn’t wait to discuss it. The book opens … Continue reading

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How Do I Do It All?

My husband makes fun of me, because my catch phrase is:  I have so much to do today.  I don’t even think before I say it; the words pop out while I am mentally listing a to-do list that includes … Continue reading

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Sweaty, Smoky, and Naked: The Camping Trip That Wasn’t

One week after we moved from Louisiana back to Illinois, my husband arranged for us to go on a camping trip with friends. Stop for a minute.  Consider that timeframe.  I was doing good to know where my deodorant was … Continue reading

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Toilet Atrocities

Cujo and I went to visit his elderly aunts up in northern Louisiana last weekend.  Since we’re moving, it was our last chance to visit them.  I feel a little ashamed we didn’t get up there sooner, but I had … Continue reading

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Mommy Dearest Called

My husband and I are moving back to my hometown in three weeks, and I am not at all sure this is a wise thing to do.  But it seems to be the best option we have at the moment, … Continue reading

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Turns Out, Vanity Can Be Inherited

I had a rude blow to my self-perception recently.  It all started with an eye exam. I have a weird thing where my right eye doesn’t work quite as well as the left eye.  My eyes cooperate really well, and … Continue reading

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Does Your Life Ever Turn Upside Down?

Because mine did.  This week. My husband got a job back in Illinois–back near my hometown.  And, oh, do I feel torn. A part of me feel relieved to go home.  My time in Louisiana has been hell–there really isn’t … Continue reading

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