Month: August 2011

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Homework: Weeping, Wailing & Nashing of the Teeth

 The fifth circle (Anger) by Stradanus via Wikipedia I like helping.  I enjoy helping.  I derive satisfaction from helping.  However, seldom does homework fall under this category for me.  One would think it would.  It does not.  In our house it’s often a knock-down, drag-out fight involving a lot of shouting–sometimes from me.  Lots of…

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Shadows & Sun

We’re in a “heat advisory” here in Phoenix and it really stinks.  The school is even keeping the children inside because it’s too hot to play.  Since I’m a little fried, here is a shadow pic to entertain you.  Since I can be technically challenged and can’t seem to find the others, you only get one today.  But,…

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http://www.graphicsfairy.com/ A successful trip to Michaels this weekend.  I promised the monkeys we’d “look” at the Halloween decorations.  Ever since that cursed Halloween costume catalogue arrived it’s been nothing but Halloween talk, especially from Little Man.  Actually, that’s not true.  He’s been talking about Santa, a lot.  He actually drew a picture of our house…

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Cooking Strike

I’ve been on a cooking strike for quite some time now.  I don’t know what I really feel like eating which seems to make shopping for ingredients and cooking them nearly impossible.  I even tried to trick myself into thinking that if I went to the store something would “grab” me.  I haven’t been grabbed…

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Halloween already?

 http://www.thegraphicsfairy.com/  My kids love Halloween–so do I.  I’m not sure where they get their need and desire to decorate for every Tom, Dick and Harry holiday and celebration but in some ways it’s kind of cool.  I grew up in a home where we didn’t really decorate for the holidays.  In fact, Christmas…