Flannel Sheets & Memories

I changed the sheets today. Not a particularly exciting task, except that as I dug around in the linen cupboard I realized both sets of flannel sheets that fit my bed were in the wash, and the temperature isn’t due to shift above 10 degrees Fahrenheit until some time next year. And yeah, I realize... Continue Reading →

School Pics & Deep Thoughts

We received my daughter's school pictures today. It's a day I've dreaded since March. Not literally because it was her sixth grade pic - for such an awkward age, I think she looks pretty darn cute, actually. The school pics are proudly displayed in side-by-side, 8x10 inch silver frames. Each year when we receive new pics,... Continue Reading →

Who Cries Over Middle School?

It took me a few moments to realize why I was crying on the second day of school. Who cries on the second day of middle school? Hell, most parents don’t cry on the first. Kindergarten, yes. But middle school? Unfortunately, this situation is anything but normal. You see, on March 15, 2016, the last... Continue Reading →

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