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New School Year

Next Monday will be a big day  in this  household.   This upcoming school year begins Cristin’s freshman year of homeschooling.    I’ve been planning this year for the better part of a week.    I’ve ordered brand new books from Amazon.   I’ve … Continue reading

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14th Birthday

Today is Cristin’s  14th birthday.   It just doesn’t seem possible that it’s been 14 years since our baby girl was born.   Back in February, I did a birthday post for my boys so it’s only fair to put up some … Continue reading

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Tornado

The storm has passed and the dust has settled.     The dogs and I are enjoying the eerie silence that occurs after a  mini-tornado rips through the house.  No, we didn’t have a real tornado, but let tell you, when my … Continue reading

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Brain File

I have a file in my brain where I retain random pieces of information.    These thoughts are stored in a “brain file” until they are downloaded to another person.      They are thoughts that I don’t want to “delete” until they … Continue reading

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Businessman

My son Chance is 16 years old.   He is a business owner…sort of.  My husband and I have always believed that once our kids turn 16, they need to work for their spending money. I’m not talking 40 hours a … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz

Back in early summer, Penny and Spud were here selling some of their stuff at my annual garage sale.   On that day, Spud and I started a little game.   The game goes like this… I ask him a question and … Continue reading

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Cease Fire

Being a mother of teenagers means a constant barrage of conflict.    And although I love them dearly,  I feel like I’m constantly trying to defend my position and keep peace with the troops.   Everyday brings a  verbal  strike that sounds … Continue reading

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Proud

Chance is taking an afternoon carpentry class at Vo-tech.   He came home from Tech today with a brand new tool belt.  He told his dad and me that he “won” it.     I asked him how he did this.     He said … Continue reading

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How Do I….

I’m sitting outside on my front porch enjoying the cool breeze.   I’m watching my neighbor mow his yard.   My cat is lying under my feet flopping her tail up and down on my foot.   The sunshine is outstanding. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Happy

Today is one of those monumental days in the life of a  parent and child.   It’s a day that’s made Chance happier than I’ve ever seen him.   He can’t stop smiling.   Of course, I’m an emotional wreck, but it’s a … Continue reading

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