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Texas Adventures – Part 2

When last we met, our people had just left West, Texas, and were making their way through the deluge in two cars, one black and one white, down to Austin. We pulled out of Slovacek’s parking lot and hit I-35 S for the remaining 2 hour drive. The weather vacillated between a good, heavy soak…

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Good For The Soul

I’ve been stuck in a rut lately . You know how it is – every day you repeat the same task, the same function, the same drudgery . You are merely existing and not really living. That’s just life and I see no help for it. At least not on a daily basis. But sometimes…

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If You've Ever…

… had to read with your child for school – this link is for you. … been told the night before a big project is due that, well, a big project is due – this link is for you. … had to dress your kid up in some kind of a costume for school –…

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NoThanks – Day Nineteen

Tonight I’m thankful for a great celebration of the anniversary of my 39th birthday! The morning didn’t start out so well. I had planned to leave early so I could stop by Starbuck’s and get my complimentary birthday beverage. Everything was running on schedule, but I didn’t account for my chatty family. Or the loose…

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Best Weekend Ever

Day One, Thursday: We had a firm, no exceptions departure time of 9-ish AM and successfully met the “ish” portion of our goal by pulling out of the driveway at 10:30. Our normal 6 hour, one stop drive turned into an 8 hour, four stop trip. Partly because of all the fluids I was drinking…

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Five (+1) On The Day After Friday

I was on the run all day yesterday and the only chance I had to do my Five on Friday post (3rd edition) was as I was climbing into bed last night, but I would have had to do it on my iPhone and there was no way that was happening. So I’m changing things…

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She Said…

Katie: My friend ____ has a Phanatic pillow pet. Me: Cool. We should totally get one of those Phillies Phanatic pillow pets we saw at Bed, Bath and Beyond for Dad’s birthday! Katie: Um, that’s what I said she had! Me: Oh! I thought you said “banana pillow pet” and I just played along because…

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Maybe Growing Up Isn't So Bad

Yesterday I found a box of old pictures out in the garage and looking through them brought back such happy memories and made me smile. It also made me the teensiest bit sad because I miss my cute “little” kids. Oh, how precious they were and what fun we had – the giggling and the…

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My Work Here Is Done…

Katie’s friend, Devon, is spending the night tonight. Todd and Taylor are watching yet another painful baseball game and frankly I’m all baseballed out. So before Devon got here I told Katie that I would come down to the basement with them. Me: We can watch a good movie and I’ll sit in between you…

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