Monthly Archives: May 2011

working saturdays

For the last three months, Computerguy’s office has asked them to work at least two Saturdays a month. This doesn’t seem like that much. It’s only 1/4 of their days off. Mostly it’s been okay. But today, the last one … Continue reading

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eliminating memories

***Jane Eyre Spoiler Alert*** If you’ve never read the book or seen any of the films, STOP READING MY POST. GO READ JANE EYRE. RIGHT NOW! I saw Jane Eyre the other day. I have some quibbles. How would I not? I … Continue reading

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my times are in thy hand

One of my very favorite things my parents own is a picture, painted for them by a member of their first church as a goodbye gift from, I think, the Sunday School class. It shows a simple church building with … Continue reading

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friday five: words

Jan at RevGals gives us this Friday Five: Since January our Sunday Spiritual Formation hour (or Sunday School) has been devoted each week to the presenter’s description of a word that describes passion/love or something. No one knows who will … Continue reading

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First Day SlideshowBubble started preschool two weeks ago. I know–the beginning of May. It was an odd time to start, but we were all ready. I meant to do it months ago, but sometimes I need a little nudging to … Continue reading

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birthday trip

We had a lovely time in Santa Barbara. We wandered around State Street and ate at the Harbor and sipped coffee (well, I did) and went to see a popular movie on the Big Screen in an old-fashioned theater, had … Continue reading

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40: it’s just a number

Today is my birthday. I didn’t think turning forty would bother me, and it doesn’t really, but it has given me pause. I suppose it is an opportunity to “take stock” and think about my life, but I’ve kind of … Continue reading

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story for a monday

We went to pick Grandpa up from the airport today. The plan was to pick him about just before 1:00, stop for lunch at Mimi’s Cafe, and head home. Bubble saw the maraca she had made in preschool last week … Continue reading

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best. mom. ever.

I have no ambivalences or ambiguities. I have no feelings of wistfulness or disappointment. I do not take this for granted. I know it is unusual. My mom put us first, always, not as a martyr, but as a joy. … Continue reading

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on proof-texting

I interpret text. It’s what I do. It’s what I’m trained to do. It’s what I teach others to do. And, contrary to sometime popular opinion, while there may be more than one right interpretation of a text, there are … Continue reading

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