Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 29

Runners: Open Thread

Went out this morning to run with the club down by the lakeshore. I got there about 45 minutes before we were to start, thinking to get in some extra miles, but as I was pulling up to the street where we had arranged to park, I saw a herd of club members running along …

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Nov 28

The post-script

It should be noted that we chose to serve ham as our primary protein due to our kids’ usual reluctance to eat roasted bird, and it should be noted also that both boys decided to turn their noses up at the ham yesterday and instead eat from the small Rock Cornish hen we got just …

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Nov 27

Happy Thanksgiving – and a Turkey Day race report!

It’s a good day to be thankful – for all the major things, of course, like health, family, God’s providence, freedom, and chocolate. Today I’m especially thankful for opportunities to laugh, as they just make the rest of life so much easier. It’s hard to feel sober when your four-year-old is “breakdancing” with an expression …

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Nov 26

More errands and driving

Oh, the places to go today! 1. The music store, to have Sam’s violin fixed. (He dropped it last night, and the bridge popped out.) This is in the town to the north. 2. The college, to return my borrowed music. This is between us and the town to the south. 3. The YMCA, to …

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Nov 26

Oh, Gabe

I swear, he catches me when I’m too tired to process. Last night, when I was trying to get the boys to bed, Gabe got very angry when I insisted that Sam be in his own bed, not playing with Gabe in the lower bunk. Gabe howled, “I hate this policy!” 😯 Sam didn’t even …

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Nov 25

Reasons why today can bite me

Had to run in the pitch dark this morning, slipping over the many ice patches and the crusty snow in the freezing wind. Gabe has already thrown a huge tantrum about having to go to school, even though today is their Thanksgiving feast party, with pie and everything. Eric may not be able to join …

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Nov 23

Runners: Open Thread

I hate running in the evenings. Runs of identical lengths feel completely different to me based on the time of day – or so I thought, but it might be even more arbitrary than that. Daylight Savings Time means that the sun sets around here at around 4:30 in the afternoon, and so what would …

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Nov 21

Explaining the unexplainable

I promise that I don’t sit around comparing my boys to each other all day long, regardless of how recent entries are carrying that theme. Today, too, though, I once again found myself recalling Sam as I worked with Gabe and found that things are really different this time around. We went over to Sam’s …

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Nov 19

To everything there is a season

I made a baked pumpkin today (so yummy!), and I had to search through my old journal archives to find the recipe. Doing that, I came across a toddler Sam, telling me out of the blue that “‘a’ is for airplane, and ‘c’ is for cat.” I remember how amazed I was by that, reveling …

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Nov 18

Con-nnnnn-stant cra-aaaaa-ving…

I never knew that Seasonal Affective Disorder can involve sugar cravings. I just thought it was the constant enticements of “holiday goodies” making me go all “COOKIE MONSTER AAAAAAAA-NOM-NOM-NOM” around this time of the year. That, perhaps, and some sort of pre-evolutionary throwback need to pack on fat for the long winter of scarcity. Huh. …

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