Monthly Archives: August 2006

In search of a decent fairy tale

When we were growing up, one of my sister’s and my favorite books was our mom’s childhood copy of "Grimm’s Fairy Tales." It was printed on that delightfully yellowish non-acid free stock, with odd line drawings scattered hither and yon … Continue reading

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Just another day at the JTA

Well, our first official week of kindergarten is wrapping up nicely. Here’s what went on today: 8:30 Helmets up! Ride bikes to school with Fisher. Constantly harangue children re: need for increased speed, as the day is rapidly a-wasting. Upon … Continue reading

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A missive from the trenches

We have survived the first day of school! And we even remembered to take pictures! So the morning started out with a family bike ride to Fisher’s school. Nobody fell down, and everyone had fun. (Don’t worry, Mom–he wore a … Continue reading

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There’s hope for the world yet

Two anecdotes will suffice. Beloved Sweetie has been taking out some clients who want to move here from California–they’re cowboy types, interested in finding property where they can comfortably house their five horses, six dogs, eleventy-something cats and three children. … Continue reading

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Take this waltz… please

The one that’s stuck in my head. I don’t even know if it’s a real piece of music or not, but it’s been firmly rooted in my head for about an hour now. This possibly-fictive musical interlude was spawned by … Continue reading

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Observations on parenting

Grandma and Grandpa took the boys over to their house today for some quality bike riding/hot tub paddling/Mythbusters watching time, so I got to go to the grocery store all by myself. (I love, I love, I love grocery shopping. … Continue reading

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Good news for Renfairies everywhere

So today I got a wild hair/hare/heir. (Actually, I’ve seen all three of these things in the past 30 hours or so. There was a cute li’l brown bunny rabbit meandering through the woods when I took the boys for … Continue reading

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