Monthly Archives: March 2010

spy wednesday

This is based solely on my experience, of course. Growing up in the Evangelical church in the 70s and 80s, the only days we named this season were Palm Sunday (and how much more amazing is it to walk waving … Continue reading

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Squeak is learning to walk. He’s doing this in what seems to me the normal way. At eight months, he started crawling and he started standing up and cruising with the help of furniture. Now he takes a few steps … Continue reading

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death panel

My grandfather had his death panel. He, his health care providers, and my aunt met and decided that he would no longer take any medications except for pain. How long do we push the body to keep going? He has … Continue reading

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the treadmill

At my best, I was walking 4 miles a day on the treadmill at an incline (honestly–I couldn’t figure out how to even out the treadmill so I just used the incline–probably one of the best accidents in my exercise … Continue reading

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beach or church?

9 times out of 10 I like that our church service doesn’t start until 10:30. How nice to have an unhurried Sunday morning at home. That will change a little when Bubble starts Sunday School, but it is still nice. … Continue reading

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I have two living grandparents which is pretty amazing. My dad’s dad is 100 and my mom’s mom is 87. Yesterday my mom and my uncle made the decision to move my grandmother into the memory unit of her assisted … Continue reading

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my juice goes all the way down here

Bubble drank her milk quickly at dinner, so we let her have a glass of juice (that’s the deal–milk first). She drank it very quickly and then she pointed down her leg and to her ankle and said, “my juice … Continue reading

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ye who are weary

The gospel text this week in the lectionary was the parable of the prodigal son. The sermon was on the homecoming and at the end our pastor issued the invitation from “the old Baptist hymn: ‘come home. Come home. Ye … Continue reading

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egg dying

Bubble dyed her first Easter eggs today. I think her daddy and I got into it more than she did, but she had fun and we have many years ahead to get elaborate.

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the earliest shakespearean talkies

The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Taylor 1929): Hollywood golden couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks play Kate and Petruchio in this first talkie Shakespeare. It was released as a silent film as well and as such has many silent film … Continue reading

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