Category Archive: Familial things

Me and the clan

Jun 10

State of the…

I make a crappy college student. About a month into my summer break, with a few more weeks to go before the Double the Trouble, Double the Fun Summer Class Extravaganza starts, and I’m just over it. Antsy to get started again. Feel like I’m wasting time, somehow, in the grand scale. Maybe it’s because …

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Jan 15

All the sweet serenity of books

So this is ridiculous, I think we can all safely say. I mean, there can be debate about the purpose or use of the library itself today – not in my own mind, of course, but I’ve had more than one person remark about whether my going back to school to be a librarian is …

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Jan 14

C-c-c-c-freezing

Remember when I had enough unfrozen facial muscle to smile? It’s cold outside, but it could be colder. I think we’re all pretty aware of that, considering the state of Deep Freeze that enveloped everything about a week ago. Wisconsin was frozen, but I only know that from hearsay, since I myself was in Indiana …

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Jan 02

In the bleak midwinter

“What rescue group considers bringing me to Wisconsin ‘humane’?” I’m just curious. I’m having a conversation with my best friend, who, though a couple of states away from me, also lives in the Midwest – the difference being that she grew up here, and I grew up closer to mid-Atlantic. We’re discussing a weekend road …

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Dec 31

Goodbye, Good Riddance, 2013

So I took some time off. Recapping all that stupid health stuff sort of…no, very much depressed me, and then it didn’t end up being over in the first place. Since I can already feel my stomach clenching at the idea of revisiting that fiasco in one big hunk, let’s just incorporate it, bit by …

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Mar 31

Easter

Happy Easter! Since this was our first Easter with a dog, we had to adapt the usual “It’s Wisconsin and freaking cold” living room egg hunt; he was antsy enough just watching the brief hunt for the boys’ baskets. Plus, had we missed finding a candy-filled egg, I’m sure Gideon would have found it… Church …

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Mar 27

For the love of…

You know, you’d think I’d know better that to call something “the conclusion.” Wednesday, 3/6: Laboring under the impression that I was all better, as the doctor had assured me, I went to the gym. Since it was the first time I’d been able to run in a month, I wore a heart monitor to …

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Jan 28

New beginnings

It’s very grey outside right now, at a little past 7 in the morning. Been up since 6, getting Sam off to school, and even though the waking pace for me is slow, it could be slower; I was up at midnight with an upset stomach – my own, for a change – and am …

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Jan 21

I used to be good at titles

What is it with the compulsion to acquire all the books of a series when you own the first couple? (And don’t get me started on the little OCD-ish irritation at catching up to an author and being forced to buy hardbacks if you don’t want to wait for paperback. They don’t match. It hurts, …

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Jan 16

For me more than for you

Having a chair collapse under you isn’t nearly as funny as the slapsticks would have you believe.[/caption] Probably should have sensed the tone of the day when I went to stand on an old chair to retrieve the slow cooker (I never felt short until I was an adult, and I came to realize that …

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