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Mismatched Shoes

Let me explain for a minute how mornings go down in this house. I am always the first one up. I shuffle into the kitchen and start the coffee (coffee is always #1; if you doubt that, read this). The lamp beside the couch flips on and I call out to Andrew, my oldest son, …

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Seven Things…

I follow a handful of cooking blogs (okay, a really large handful) and sometimes a recipe post will roll around inside my head gaining momentum until I just HAVE to make it. Other times I read a post and mentally tabulate what’s in my pantry. If I have everything I need, I’ll make it right that …

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One Sec, I’m Doin’ a Scene

Don’t worry… “One sec, I’m doin’ a scene,” doesn’t make much sense to me either. Which is too bad, because these are phrases that my two boys spin to Chad and I on the daily. When I call Evan for dinner he says, “One sec!” One sec usually evolves into another few minutes, during which I inevitably …

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Empty Box

We had our Valentine’s Day date over the weekend… it was just easier that way. No work to worry about in the morning, no early bedtimes for the little boys, no reservations required at every restaurant on earth… it was just a little more simple than trying to make our great evening escape during the week. …

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Make a Wish

We love to play games in the car (when we’re not dancing). My little fella, Evan loves the alphabet game. Unfortunately for me and Evan, Chad is unreasonably good at the alphabet game and he always wins (GAH). Last night we went to visit Chad’s grandparents, and on the way home Andrew (my not-so-little-anymore fella) …

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Pretzel Party

This past Friday, while I was waiting for Chad to come home from work, I got out all the sprinkles in the cabinet and had a party. Fridays afternoons are fun! On Fridays, if I’m lucky, my sweetheart gets home from work at noon. Instead of leftovers or tuna fish sandwiches at the kitchen table, …

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February? Already?

It’s unseasonably warm outside and there’s no sign of snow this winter season. Snow for us in the south is like a big adventure. We wake up extra early and peek out at the glistening white powder that frosts the once dreary landscape. We whisper to the children, “Get up and look out the window!,” …

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Clumsy Kitchen

I have two left feet. It is possible that I also may have two left hands. I give you Exhibit A:raspberry Greek yogurt. I opened a little single-serving carton for breakfast this morning. While I licked the lid (a most important part of eating yogurt) I spun the container around in my hand, trying to mentally tabulate the …

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Car Dancing

Some people listen to music politely in the car. Reasonable volume, words to songs mouthed or quietly hummed, an occasional tap of fingers on the steering wheel- nothing exciting. Just mild appreciation for the tunes flowing out of the speakers. There are other people that sing a little loudly or nod their heads to the …

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