Category Archives: John

My child’s first label

I’ve been urged to look into the public school’s Pre-K program for Nathaniel.  It’s free.  It has bus service and Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be.  Now kids pretty much need to know their numbers and alphabet and be … Continue reading

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Difficult conversations

Today, I had a conversation with my three year old son about the importance of skin checks and watching his skin for signs of changes.  I told him if he ever has a mole that changes that he has to … Continue reading

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Planting the Christmas trees

I know… it’s April… I should have planted them much earlier, but honestly, I didn’t think they’d live… I didn’t believe they would live through winter with me as their caregiver.  But sure enough this spring they were showing new … Continue reading

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“Here’s proof that it pays to be healthy…”

Addressed to my deceased husband… the icing on the cake or the knife in the heart or the bitter irony is that Care First was his insurance company…  

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Looking to the cat for translation…

I rolled over in bed, gave Punkin a pet, and asked her, “Can you translate?” Kiddo had just been screaming and crying for what seemed like an eternity.  Being woken up by a three year old child screaming is not … Continue reading

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Beagle dog and the meaning of life…the big picture

A few days before Christmas, one of my horses (Amber to be specific) found a beagle dog.  More on that later.  No owner came to claim the Beagle.  Kiddo fell in love with “his” dog.  I have too big of … Continue reading

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Just to see you smile…

Driving home I flipped through the radio stations trying to find something worth listening to.  I paused on an old familiar song and heard just the last lines… “I’d never count the cost, It’s worth all that’s lost, Just to … Continue reading

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A gift

I was about to leave when it was decided to open gifts. That’s not the best time to exit.  So, I stayed. There it was… a beautiful bike trailer.  Yellow and black.  It made me think of LiveStrong.  This was … Continue reading

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Hmmm…

From my Photo of the Day album– which incidentally is still going fairly strong on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=82802&id=1641875547&l=dbb0ef2d2a At the advice of a friend, I checked out “What to Expect:  The Toddler Years” by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff, & Sandee … Continue reading

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“Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me” Finger Eleven

“Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me” Don’t mistake the silences There’s so much I haven’t said It’s not that quiet in my head But I can’t even tell you that Whatever doesn’t kill me Doesn’t make me stronger But I’m not gonna … Continue reading

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