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August 29, 2005
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Y’all know that song, “Ooh-oo Child” by The Five Stairsteps? That is my theme song now. Who knew that going to third grade could be so rocky for some of those among us? But then, almost everything is harder for some of us…for him, in particular. Sigh.

Y’all know that song, “Ooh-oo Child” by The Five Stairsteps? That is my theme song now. Who knew that going to third grade could be so rocky for some of those among us? But then, almost everything is harder for … Continue reading

August 22, 2005
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My baby’s new words for today are jump, paper towel, and octopi. That boy…..he has also been making us laugh lately when he calls his brothers. He was sad to see them all go off without him today. Thankfully, it … Continue reading

August 22, 2005
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First day of school, whew. You just never know, do you, on the first day of school. Sort of feels like standing on the edge of a forest to me…..don’t know what is in it. How will the trip through … Continue reading

August 22, 2005
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Does anyone else use the word “tookey”? And, is that how you spell it? Maybe it’s just a Southern thing?

August 16, 2005
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Yahoo, the power is back on! I really missed it. We were without power for two and a half days…and man, it sure seemed like longer. Thankfully, the weather was cooler and rainy, so we didn’t burn up without the air-conditioning. It came back on this morning and so we worked to catch up on everything for the rest of the day. My oldest three boys were having a visit from their school teachers at four p.m. and lots of stuff had to be done to get this place looking better for that. So, now the house is clean and the visit is over. I did like the quiet of having no power and I had forgotten how much I like sleeping with the window open. And, I thought that we did well without having the power as a diversion — in the form of computer, xbox, dvd player and tv. But it is nice to have the choice of a diversion, once again. Ahhhh, electricity. Thanks a bunch, y’all !

Yahoo, the power is back on! I really missed it. We were without power for two and a half days…and man, it sure seemed like longer. Thankfully, the weather was cooler and rainy, so we didn’t burn up without the … Continue reading

August 13, 2005
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It is funny how different children are. For instance, my third boy, the 5 year old, is a very picky eater. He eats so little that, sometimes, I wonder what is holding him together. The two older boys are good … Continue reading

August 10, 2005
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Last night, the baby (19 mo/old, E) came running around the corner into the kitchen. He was looking triumphant because he had just raided my purse and had my lipstick clutched in his little hand. I asked him, “Baby, why … Continue reading

August 10, 2005
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What did you want to be when you were young? I can’t remember if I ever knew what I wanted to be. I do remember having friends who absolutely knew what they wanted to be….doctor, lawyer, artist, etc. I think that I was/am a little envious of folks that just *know*. Not that it really matters. And, I’m sure that the percentage of people who actually are doing what they always wanted to do and are happy doing it is pretty low. Still. I guess what made me think about it lately is a catalogue that we got a few weeks ago. It was from Boden — the one for children. In it, the little girl models tell what they want to be when they grow up. It was a hoot. I loved their choices. Trampolinist, horse rider, ballerina, artist, potter….

What did you want to be when you were young? I can’t remember if I ever knew what I wanted to be. I do remember having friends who absolutely knew what they wanted to be….doctor, lawyer, artist, etc. I think … Continue reading