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  • The Never Ending Therapy of The Vince Guaraldi Trio
    on Dec 6, 2016 in baking grief mom Mommyhood
    I spent my lunch hour yesterday searching for something that would be perfect to take to the twin mom's Bingo party tonight. Unlike funerals where one would search the "freezes beautifully" section of food.com I was looking for "something that moms w...
  • Terrorists and Coconut Oil
    on Dec 1, 2016 in autism Mommyhood parenting
    I had one of those days at work where you look like crap and people keep asking if you if you're okay. People asking you if you're okay when you are not actually sick is code for "You look like shit, what's up?" The what's up is I didn't get sleep fo...
  • Wet Like Fish
    on Sep 4, 2016 in autism Parenthood parenting The Twins
    I always think, wrongly, that giving the twins a shower instead of a bath will be easier. Time-wise, it IS easier. I can get them in and out of the shower in under ten minutes. But if you haven't ever put into a shower and TRIED to bathe a 12 year ol...
  • Pastimes of My Poorer Self
    on Sep 2, 2016 in hiking mushroom
    We wandered over to South Carolina yesterday, in search of Jack in the Box (found) and something to do (also found). We ended up at the botanical gardens on Clemson's campus. We decided that with nothing better to do that blistering hot day, we'd go...
  • Half Runner Beans and Broken Hearts
    on Aug 27, 2016 in Family grief indiana traditions
    The end of August is the herald of heartache in my life. For 11 years it's been a bittersweet time, as within a 48 hour span I am handed the anniversary of my beloved niece's birth and the death of a close friend. Add to that the events of last year...
  • History Lessons
    on Aug 20, 2016 in Family georgia home sweet home
    We grow up learning the history of our state from a very early age. Even though I've been a Hoosier ex-pat since 99 I could still pretty accurately tell you the story of the Pigeon roost massacre, the Battle of Tippecanoe, the New Harmony community (...
  • Love Comes Walking In
    on Aug 11, 2016 in Friends
    Yesterday I had a deja-vu of the very early morning sort. It was the kind of moment with sights and sounds and textures and regret.When I was in school I had a friend who was also in band who lived somewhat near me. It was walking distance, the next...
  • The Lessons Of The Past
    on Aug 9, 2016 in #autismsucks autism
    Autistic children do better with a routine. This is a pretty well known fact, and truthfully it's rather like CANNON in the world of Autism. Just as you know Darth Vader didn't say "Luke, I'm your father." (Or you should know because my God don't you...
  • It Never Stops
    on Aug 8, 2016 in #autismsucks autism Mommyhood
    Two of my babies are 12. They are still, and may always be in some ways, babies. On Saturday at the train event, at one point both Miles and Charlie climbed up on a truck or tractor and then held out their arms to me to rescue them. A toddler might h...
  • Trains, Trucks and Tractors REDUX
    on Aug 7, 2016 in Family Family Traditions trains
    We decided to burn our last Saturday before school in the swealtering heat at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth. It was the Trains, Trucks and Tractors weekend which we haven't been to since God was a boy. I'm required to say things like that...
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