Category Archives: life

Auld Hang Syne

I was spending time at the kids’ camp on Monday afternoon.  I volunteered to come in and do a demo on geology and groundwater, ending with edible aquifers – a hideous sugar bomb of marshmallows, chocolate chips, gummy bears, and … Continue reading

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Strike a Poseur

Warning:  I’m allowing my ADHD family to rub off on me for this one.  Brace yourself and follow along if you can. Speaking of ADHD, I’ve been joining several online support groups, as I feel that’s something I need.  I … Continue reading

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Handing Me the Ease to the Kingdom

You know that old saying about how sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees?  I’ve had a parental version of that in the last 24 hours.  I suppose I tend to be incredibly detail-oriented.  I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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Would You Like Some Fries With That Snake?

Offices are strange places.  I’m sitting at my desk in my office.  Who am I kidding?  It’s a damn cubicle.  It’s that horrible pseudo-privacy in which you’re in there alone but everyone that walks by is typically peeking in to … Continue reading

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Pots and Plans

So here we are.  I guess for those of y’all keeping track, I owe you an update on what’s going on with the Dude.  After trying everything I could think of, and exploring every possible plan B through Z, Felix … Continue reading

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A Rivet Runs Through It

Things are back to normal.  My children came home and promptly cluttered and disheveled my briefly uncluttered heveled house.  That’s ok.  It was too weird not having Stella’s art and shoes all over the floor and Felix’s bits of cardboard … Continue reading

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S.o.C. It To Me

This will be a stream of consciousness-type thing, hence the “S.o.C.”  See what I did there? It’s been a strange strange week.  My children are gone.  Oui Oui surprised the living daylights out of me Sunday evening.  This was to … Continue reading

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Of Thee I Swing

Remember me?  I’m still here.  I’m still busy.  Thing should start to calm down now.  I know.  I’ve said that before. The day after what would have been my kids’ real last day of school, we went on a trip … Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be Truant

My kids are done with the school year.  Technically, they should be there today and tomorrow, with each day culminating in one of those working parents’ delight: the early dismissal.    The thing is, grades are already in and have … Continue reading

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The Great Barrier Chief (a.k.a. A Real Pain In the Grass)

I’m going to have a normal post again.  No rage.  No tears.  Just typical stuff. It’s winding down, y’all.  The school year.  Drama notwithstanding, I’m done.  Last week was homework-light for Stella, but that doesn’t mean we finished any faster … Continue reading

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