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The Summer of Little Knocks

A couple of days ago I walked over to my neighbor's house to share some of my summer abundance with her.  After debating whether to knock or ring the doorbell, I decided on the doorbell.  I mean, they have one, and so they probably appreciate that it gets used from time to time.  (Ours, on… Continue reading The Summer of Little Knocks

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The Best Kind of Gifts

This afternoon after going out on a few holiday jaunts, the littles and I came home.  They never made it in the house, as they saw their friends out playing in the neighborhood and took off to join them. As it was growing darker, I walked down to my neighbor's house to call the children… Continue reading The Best Kind of Gifts

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So It Wasn’t a Lawn Mower…..

We had quite the excitement this afternoon around the homeplace.  So much excitement. It would seem that a tractor-thieving fugitive was holed up in the woods somewhere behind our house.  Or in that general vicinity. I can't make this stuff up, y'all. He and his buddy, who was driving the truck and trailer with the… Continue reading So It Wasn’t a Lawn Mower…..

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Keeping an Eye on the Ball

I've spent the past few days hanging out with and checking on Miss K.  Her family went out of town and left her here at home, just a few houses down from mine.  I've gone over a few times a day to check on her, make sure she's eating, and let her out to go… Continue reading Keeping an Eye on the Ball

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Living Art and the Day We Had

Today was a day of all the things. It actually started last night.  As I sat on the bleachers watching my oldest swim for the last night before the bubble goes up over the pool for the winter, I got a notification on my phone.  The Auvi-Q, our epinephrine auto-injector that could potentially save the… Continue reading Living Art and the Day We Had

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Balls and Bicycles and Make-Believe

This afternoon was a joy-filled one on our street.  The weather was close to perfect, and all the children were out playing.  A favorite pastime seems to be bouncing a large ball back and forth to each other or playing keep away with it.  Some of them have started up two or three person football… Continue reading Balls and Bicycles and Make-Believe

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Teal is the New Orange

Last year I shared with y'all about the Teal Pumpkin Project, which can best be described on the FARE website:  "Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season." Basically, pick… Continue reading Teal is the New Orange

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Get a Job

Tonight we were all sitting for a few minutes after swim lessons/practice watching a show together, when Cooter piped up and told his Daddy, "I need fifty dollars." (Yeah, I got no idea.) Before I could say anything in response or cut off the words I was sure were coming from the Fella, sure enough,… Continue reading Get a Job