Category Archives: Family

The dragon leaves the nest

I heard the sound of the garage door opening in the middle of the night.  Followed by heavy footsteps into the laundry room, further into the kitchen, the subsequent opening of the refrigerator … all accompanied by the blinking of … Continue reading

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Camp: the girl’s gone solo

Friday night was fairly typical of previous “the night before away camp” evenings.  There were the packing lists, the clothes strewn all over the floor, checking of the flashlights for batteries,the discussions about the pros and cons of bringing rain … Continue reading

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Watching the days go by …

“Whoo – hoo!”  Thump.  Thump. “Hey, be quiet up there, your sister is sleeping” the annoyed parents yelled up at the boy-man (irony, yes we were yelling at him.) Six foot 2 inches of excitement came flying down the stairs … Continue reading

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Well, here we are on the last day of November, the last day of NaBloPoMo and I’m presented with a wonderful prompt courtesy of Blogher:  have you chosen a word for yourself for 2017? This isn’t something I normally do. … Continue reading

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Mrs.  Brady is gone

Like most kids who grew up in the 70’s I was a big fan of the Brady Bunch. I used to watch after school, and through reruns as I babysat the kids across the street after school.  I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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“Arrival” with the family

We went to a matinee today.  All four of us, together, in the same theatre at the same time.  A rarity.  Most Saturdays we are scattered, the kids out with their friends, me and the husband running errands, doing stuff … Continue reading

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