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My Mind was Set

My Mind was Set

I set up a meeting with my school advisor to discuss my upcoming semester. Junior was spending the morning with a friend but I decided to take Daisy along...

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It’s Not the Heat, it’s the Hot

It’s Not the Heat, it’s the Hot

Summers are generally very warm at some point. Those first few days really feel good as the sunshine tans my skin after the cold of winter and the wet...

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See you Later

See you Later

Motherhood is grueling. Endless nights without sleep, followed by days of feeding, changes, cleaning and caring. The compensation can be tricky. A toothless...

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Laissez-Faire

Laissez-Faire

I really didn’t know who to call. Normally, I can share anything with Mags, but I wasn’t sure she would understand the anxiety I was feeling....

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Banana and Strawberry Pudding Icebox Cake

Banana and Strawberry Pudding Icebox Cake

1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/8 tsp salt 4 large eggs 2 cups half and half 3 tblsp butter 1 tblsp lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice graham crackers 4 large...

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Ready Aim Shoot

Ready Aim Shoot

The highlight of the neighborhood every summer is our block party. It’s open to everyone on Calista Court but there are infiltrators from nearby...

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Coming Home

Coming Home

On the way home, I picked up a few groceries that would get us through the next day. I made sure there were good non-perishables before I left but needed...

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The Lake is Growing Up

The Lake is Growing Up

With a few years of lake visits under our belts, Steve and I have started talking about how we feel about having a vacation home of our own. We both love...

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A Boy and His Hat

A Boy and His Hat

There are loyalties in life. I prefer a specific brand in ketchup, peanut butter and cigarettes, but I wouldn’t say no to another brand if that was...

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Inevitably, A Little Rain Must Fall

Inevitably, A Little Rain Must Fall

When we have a rainy day at the lake, Junior is the first one to break into the game closet. June stocked it with games for her family when they were younger...

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