Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Camper’s Dream

This will be Riley’s fourth year of music camp. From her first summer there she’s had her eyes on the prize. She wants to be a camp counselor. ¬†One of her music therapists heard of this dream a couple of … Continue reading

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Finding my way on the deck

Right this moment, I am fine. I keep telling myself that. Today was a rough day. I have been slaving in my too small kitchen for a month, making every morsel for my family from scratch. It’s been hot. We … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Gratitude to the Russells and to all who are serving or have served our country. Thank you.   Tweet This Post

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Self Imposed Doors

We have this little nook in our kitchen. It has shelves above it that store our everyday plates and cups and glasses and platters. We use it constantly. The counter used to become a catch all, getting out of control … Continue reading

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Boat Lift

I saw the video below on a friend’s Facebook page. At first I didn’t want to watch it, because honestly, thinking about 9/11 is still traumatic for me. I was half way across the country in the Chicago suburbs at … Continue reading

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Craving

In the kitchen. A lot. Breakfast today: It was homemade yogurt with fruit. I put honey and vanilla in the yogurt, then some cinnamon, and added frozen fruit to Riley’s, a homemade spice muffin crumbled into Seth’s. He didn’t love … Continue reading

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Our Mini Vacation in Hocking Hills

You could barely see our cabin from the one lane dirt road you drove up on to get to it. It was the perfect combination of comfort and rustic. Nothing fancy. And yet, it had a full kitchen (complete with … Continue reading

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Singing & Hiking

    It’s been busy. Windsong had a really fun concert on Mother’s Day. We hosted the The North Coast Men’s Chorus and did a combined couple of numbers with them and it was so much FUN! I love being … Continue reading

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Susie Homemaker

So while it has been nerve wracking and awful at times, trying to figure out what to feed everyone (Todd doesn’t like coconut, Seth doesn’t like anything), I have to admit it is quite gratifying to see my children gobbling … Continue reading

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The Hardest I’ve Laughed in a Long Time

I feel like I can’t live with myself if I don’t tell you about this. I mean, maybe you already know, in which case, why didn’t you tell me? Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. It’s old people “punking” young people. … Continue reading

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The Grump Family

I have been dealing with a very bad cold since Tuesday. The kind that doesn’t allow you to sleep because so much is going in with your throat, ears, nose, sinuses, that kind of thing. Seth had it first, then … Continue reading

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Specific Carb Diet….Again

So, we tried IVIG for six months, and while it is doing a bit of good in between infusions, by about the third week Seth’s tics start happening again. His strep titers are still quite high. It is more of … Continue reading

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Josie 12/97-4/12

When we first got married, Todd did the rational thing to buy some time and push back the baby lust I was having. He got me a puppy. At the time we were clueless about pet stores and puppy mills … Continue reading

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