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  • Running in the Rain

    Bradley and I differ over running in the rain. Me? I love it! When it rains, my red hot face has a steady stream of coolness. I don’t feel sweaty, I just assume it’s the rain. My breathing stays even and my oxygen exchange is good. I don’t like running in the heat! The result […]

  • Welcome to the Club!

    Jude has earned a place in the Lj Hall of Writers. After a walk in the woods… Jude found a beautiful leaf and he needed to write a scientific paper about leaves. Daddy wrote his important words as a draft. And Jude copied his important words in his own handwriting. Jude has learned that punctuation […]

  • 40 Before 40

    Last January I made a goal to lose 40 pounds before I turned forty this October. On Wednesday I made my goal! I’ve lost a total of115 pounds since my heaviest weight and 48 pounds in 2013 alone. Color me proud and happy. 🙂

  • Cross Country

    Guinevere came in third place today at the season opener of cross country! It was so exciting to watch her take off. She was in the middle of the pack as she headed out of sight. When she rounded the bend and made her way to the home run, she was in third place. We […]

  • Boy’s Day

    Wednesdays are non-school days for Jude. While Bradley thought that he was going to miss miss miss his boy (and he really does miss him), he’s found that three hours four times a week isn’t really that much time apart. Together they are finding a rhythm, boys in the morning doing man’s work, running errands, […]


This is the archive for September, 2013.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…