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About larva225

Working mom. Is there any other kind? Geologist. Nerd.

No Punny Title Today

I just found out someone died – someone that used to be a huge part of my life. I hadn’t seen him in nearly 30 years. That’s kind of awful, that someone can go from being a huge, day-to-day part … Continue reading

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Depress Your Luck

This is one of those “speak my truth” moments.  I’m depressed.  Not “having a bad day/week” depressed.  Like actually depressed.  Now that I’m acknowledging it, I think I’ve probably been this way for a while. I think my shitty summer … Continue reading

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The Son Also Rises

Dear Felix, I want to tell you a few things, but since you aren’t really able to have heavier conversations, I figured I’d jot it down for later. First, please know that this summer was not the summer I wanted … Continue reading

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Thank You For Your Nervous

About a week ago, I drafted a post.  It was driven by worry, and the worry was driven by “experts” who were convinced – and were in turn convincing – that we were about to be destroyed by hurricane-driven flooding.  … Continue reading

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The Whole Is Greater Than the Summer Of Its Parts

About a month ago, I was talking to my good friend, M (I’ll stop short of calling her the Divine Ms. M, only because that’s already been taken, but she is and she’s the mother of my bonus child, fighter … Continue reading

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Germs and Conditions

Ours is not a “family that gets sick” kind of household.  I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve had to take Stella to a doctor outside of regular checkups and ADHD visits.  Same … Continue reading

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These Boots are Made for Walking Pneumonia

I’ve been feeling like merde for the past couple of months, finally going to urgent care on Memorial Day, at which point I was told I had a sinus infection and – brace yourself – a cough.  I was given … Continue reading

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Suck In the Middle With You

I’ll be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit down about my kids lately.  I know it’s summer and I’m supposed to be taking it easy, but it still hasn’t been easy. I’ll start with Stella, as that one seems a … Continue reading

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Who, What, Where, When, and Nye

We are easing into summer after returning from vacation.  It’s been a week.  The kids have done pretty well, although Stella is about to go on a major YouTube/device diet.  I swear those things are a portal through which demons … Continue reading

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Everything But the Kitchen Synch

“I hate you all,” said Stella, Will, and I almost in unison. We didn’t mean it… much. Felix did dude stuff in the background, largely oblivious. That’s his wheelhouse. I think he was talking about a paper birch tree. We … Continue reading

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