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About larva225

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

One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

So it’s happened.  After my years of boasting how healthy my children were (not discussing the Dude’s Era of Ear Infections), I’ve had yet another first as a mom:  flu.  Dammit. But wait!  There’s more. To make the occasion even … Continue reading

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Wins of Our Fathers

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my father is an incredibly competitive person.  He was very athletic all through college, particularly in baseball, and never lost that lust for winning.  Bless his heart, he then had 2 of the … Continue reading

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Red Beans and Ice

Happy 2018, one and all.  How are things?  Did everyone make merry?  Make resolutions?  Make it through fireworks with all fingers and toes intact? We are having a major event here: we are having winter.  Yes, yes.  Everyone gets winter … Continue reading

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Sphere and Now

So the holiday season is nearly over.  I’m sure that most of us feel a mixture of relief and sadness.  I’m always happy to see the Xmas lights go up.  I’m always ready to have my house back to normal, … Continue reading

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You Hit the Snail on the Head

As yet another example of “kids are weird,” I once more offer up my own darling spawn. To set the stage, after our extreme brush with winter, it has once again warmed up accompanied by rain. Have y’all ever looked … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Spins

How have you been?  Crazy weather, yes?  How about them Bears? Sorry.  I thought I’d spare you the usual “I’ve  been so busy” spiel.  Suffice it to say, my blog brain feels like a zit about to pop.  So in … Continue reading

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The Naming of the Shrew

My dad’s side of my family is rather famous for nicknaming people.  Everyone in our family had at least one.  One of mine was/is Bob, for instance.  Don’t ask.  As these things typically go, each nickname is rooted in some … Continue reading

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Twist and Scout

Hello Blogness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again. Sorry.  No excuses.  Just busy.  Always busy.  But I have missed y’all. Since last we met, there’s been Halloween, a family reunion at the beach, and my Brownie … Continue reading

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The Asphalt in Our Stars

I came home from work and carpool to find that the TV was left on and 2 different board games were left out all over the living room floor. One of the cats had used a game board for a … Continue reading

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Load on a Grecian Urn

No, no.  I’m not butchering Keats.  I am reflecting on power.  Often as a mom, wife, and household COO, I feel overwhelmed, powerless.  But that is not so, moms.  That is not so. We have power – loads of it. … Continue reading

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