Archive for October, 2008

signs



Here are the signs I now recognize as Autumn: 1) Tim’s SHIRT appears.  It isn’t any old shirt.  It is THE shirt.  My mother gave him this SHIRT for Christmas I believe the first year we were dating or at least the first year he celebrated the holiday with my family.  That means the SHIRT is […]

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country escape



When my cousin, Suzy, left today I was a flood of emotion.  We reminisced about Nine (her mother and my aunt) throughout her stay.  While I believe Suzy enjoyed herself, I am confident she was not ready for the noise-level my home can produce given her recent and tragic loss.  She is still sadly lost […]

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superbowl



Our pride grew for Briggs’ throughout his first season of tackle football.  He put a great deal of effort into this commitment, didn’t complain too much about practice, and learned to appreciate the importance of teamwork.  It also didn’t hurt that he made the winning play in the playoff game by intercepting a key pass […]

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However, difficult it is, I have realized, months after my aunt’s death, that something truly positive has come from her passing.  The relationship with my grandfather has always been close, however his move has made the relationships we all share with him much deeper.  Given he is in the twilight of his life at 92 years […]

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boo



The brightest aspect of each day occurs once the sun has set (and not because my kids are finally silent)…but because our Halloween decorations are out…displayed in full glory. In fact, we have definitely added to our tackiness this year. I just love it! My neighbor, Kevin, heckles me but at least it gives him […]

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miss tame



I have been silent for a week.  Partly because there aren’t enough waking hours to accomplish all that needs to be done but mainly because I wanted to form the most appropriate words in my mind first. I have been wanting to tell the story of ‘Miss Tame’ for quite some time now. Not that […]

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