January 2013

Call Me Carol

Hump Day Shorts January 29, 2013

After two and a half days in the house and at least one more ahead of me, I had to take a breather late Sunday afternoon.  I took Liam to the doctor then administered a round of Advil to keep his fever in check; then I told Bill I had to get out for a while.  I […]

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Sitting and Watching

Me & My Boys January 28, 2013

Day 1 – Friday, Jan. 25th Ribbons of pink sunrise surround our house this morning.  Horizontal pinks line the sky and grow in intensity before giving way to the full glare of the morning sun. That’s the background view out the window as I sit on the couch watching Liam.  At sunrise, he woke up […]

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The Color of Dirt

Hump Day Shorts January 23, 2013

Between style and practicality, I am undoubtedly on the more practical side.  While coordinating a painting project at school a couple years ago, I answered the paint store question of “what color do you want?” with the phrase “the color of dirt.”  Not what is most soothing or most energizing, no my preference then was […]

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4 Squares, 4 Squares, Flush

Hump Day Shorts January 16, 2013

At 5:30 this morning, I wake up thinking about one thing I didn’t get done yesterday.  And that thought leads to one small question: Will “4 Squares, 4 Squares, Flush” fit on a small notecard?  Mom allowed three squares, so four at double-ply seems more than sufficient.  My boys should be so lucky. Mom doesn’t […]

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The Blizzard of December 2012

Hump Day Shorts January 15, 2013

January 9th.  A blank page.  A half hour until posting time.  All in my head will take a few pages and more than a half hour to move from swirling stories and pictures to black letters formatted into words, sentences, paragraphs… a story. So, I start with swirling snow: The Blizzard of December 2012. The […]

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Happy Holi-daze!

Hump Day Shorts January 15, 2013

Tis the season for decking the halls! My snowmen are so darn cute framed in the little window by the fireplace…             But so darn naughty from the outside. Pulling into the driveway yesterday morning, I gasped and momentarily wondered how a big white bum got pressed up against that […]

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