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Noon, Quiet House

Noon, Quiet House

I’m wearing my Death Cab for Cutie tee-shirt and listening to Transatlanticism. I made myself a slice of (mmm, white!) bread with (mmm, smooth!) peanut butter, and decided to save the other slice of bread and spread a thin layer of butter on it, then sprinkle it with a quarter teaspoon of (mmm, fat-free!) sugar. […]

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Supersnack Me: A Rant

WHY is it that every single event that my children attend must involve a snack? Every basketball game, every bible study, every special classÂ… Even when they are over at their friends’ houses they have open access to food at all times. I have two friends who keep a refrigerator fully stocked with juices, sodas, […]

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Saturday Schedule

9:30 am: drop off The Maker at his basketball game 10:30 am: drop off The First and his two friends at the mall 11 am: pick up The Maker from his basketball game Noon: shop for groceries, including snacks for The Ice’s basketball game 1:15 pm: drop off The Ice at his basketball game 2:30 […]

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Needed: More Hungry Boys

The Ice loves to cook. This weekend he wanted to make biscuits, a favorite for us. I requested a double batch, since the single barely makes it around the table in our family. The Ice has never made a double batch of anything before, so we talked about careful measurements and keeping track. He waved […]

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Does This Count as a Sick Day or Vacation?

Does This Count as a Sick Day or Vacation?

The Husband, who usually works from home, left early for an all-day work conference, so I’m on task getting the boys through their morning chores, and I’m looking immaculate in my freshly dry-cleaned suit and heels, holding my morning dose of commuter coffee in a go-cup, and waiting to get the little angels to school. […]

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It Was My Best Christmas Yet

My best Christmas by far, I told my dentist today. I give it, like, a 9 out of a possible 10. The only way it could have been any better would have been if I a) had planned for better microwavable food, and b), hadn’t had minor tooth trauma (dentist’s words), all of which is […]

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