As H.o.p. runs screaming from the room

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On one of the homeschool groups I’m on, an almost-war popped up over home science. One person had written in something about homeschool and science needs and how they were amazed at the materials some people had at home or had easy access to. The person ended the comment with a smiley, which indicates good will and that they weren’t …

The "official photographer" didn’t do so hot

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The Birthday Niece Light box enlargement Scads of nieces and nephews at yesterday’s birthday part. From the right, there’s a nephew, there’s a nephew held by a sister, there’s a niece right below reaching for something amongst the paper plates and the birthday girl niece beside her. Well, not scads, I guess. One more nephew was running around in cowboy …

Still standing

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Let me put it this way, the holiday pitched a few punches. Mother-in-law in from out of town since last Thursday and co-adult’s two brothers arriving a little after that, co-adult got hit with the flu last Friday and has been in bed since then, completely since then, steeped in misery. I have been gobbling vitamin C. I tried to …

In which I do a good job of not spreading Christmas cheer

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We hit the Imperial Rome Exhibit at Fernbank a second time. The exhibit is leaving early January so not too long left to see it if you haven’t and are in the area. Imperial Rome Exhibit, Education Alley, Fernbank, Atlanta, 2006 View On White Going through the Farmer’s Market afterwards I finally mustered up a bit of seasonal spirit. I …

What we did

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First off we got lost on the way to the town south of Atlanta where my elder younger brother lives. So we drove around back highways for a while and I wondered, as I always do when we’re on our way down to visit them, at all the little churches holding ground at the interesections of those back highways and …

The Show Must Go On (not, but seems to be)

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“Pinocchio, you’ve returned!” And here am I, the first decent morning I’ve had in a while, the whale’s mouth opening a crack. H.o.p. is running in to yell, “The garbage truck is here! The garbage truck is here!” Bang, boom, crash. He sits back down at the computer to draw some more of the marvelous pictures of robots he’s been …

Death and the Holidays

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This morning, my husband’s mother called to say she had just discovered my husband’s father had died. He has been declining the past 7 years with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). With the exception of several hospitalizations from illnesses caused by complications with the ALS, he remained home throughout. Hospice people began visiting during the summer. This morning my mother-in-law woke …