Tag: family

Odd Fit

I like to think of myself as funny. I’m pretty sure I won something in high school related to being funny…best sense of humor or best laugh, maybe. No, I don’t think it was my laugh because that’s a bit of an awkward and snorty mess most of the time. Anyway, the point of the…

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Fringed Vest

This is my mom. Time does things to people.  We change as we get older, and yet I think being a mother brings out the very best of who we were when we were little.  We want our children to have their dress up times.  We want them to sing into the Mr. Microphone and…

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Fur

There are beings in this life that make the journey easier. They provide companionship and quiet comfort without strings.  They push you, mess you up, and leave hair everywhere. They only want the basics and you, just as you are, are always enough. Good energy, hard work, patience.  Jack will be ten months on Wednesday. Life is…

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Essential Pieces

What if I run out of time? There a lot of things I want to do, but I’m not ready yet.  It’s not the right time or I lack experience.  Things take time, work.  I know, but how much time do I have?  See things would be easier, I would be able to plan, if…

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Monkey Socks

Middle. Cream filling, insulation, pages, jelly, core, down feathers.  All are in the middle, tucked between two covers or layers.  The heart is essentially in the middle, between the front and back of the body.  Nestled and hidden, but essential. The chocolate cookies of an Oreo are crunchy and yummy, but it’s really about the…

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Soiled Jeans

When Maggie was younger, she played with snails in our backyard. She would dig through the dirt, make them little leaf houses, talk to them, and then beg me to let her bring them in her room.  This went on for a while and then one day her brother and sister got involved.  They grabbed a…

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Christmas Sweater

We had our Christmas picture professionally taken for the first time.  Actually, it was the first time we have had professional photos as a family. Let’s say that we are more of a candid shot kind of crowd.  We have taken our own Christmas picture in front of our tree, timer set, someone running, every year, but…

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Mustard Stain

I went to the fair this past weekend and didn’t even try the deep fried Twinkie. I was excited to go.  I love fairs or carnivals.  I like the sounds, smells, people watching, flashy lights, I’m a fan.  This year I was pretty excited to partake in the stick food.  New fair food items…deep fried everything.  You…

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A Pair

If I had a sister, she would be taller than me. And older.  I’d be the curvy one.  She’d be the long legs, straight up and down one.  Her hair would be darker, longer and not as thick as mine.  Her eyes would be rounder, bigger, with more green, actually her eyes would be green. She…

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