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Picked another winner


Last night GeorgeMckenna won the school board seat in LA for District one.  Mark and I were there. Happy the experienced guy won and the Mark Ridley Thomas machine did not prevail.  But, what did we eat?  They served some … Continue reading →

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Accelerated Math Summer


Was on the fence about pushing Viv into this… but once we got going it’s like going halfway around a lake, you got to finish it!  It’s been a chore for all involved. I’m not sure, is math harder now, … Continue reading →

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Potty training a boy


Rex is very droopy today.. a bit of tummy bug.. since we need to cuddle I’m going to post one of our “best of’s” from they way back ( 18 months ago) when he was potty training.

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family tripping


Here is a little slice on the dining out with the family.  We drag them here and there to show them the wonders of the world.  Do they care?  Do we?  Have we all lost our ability to be civilized … Continue reading →

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stop me before I volunteer, again


  I think I have a problem. I can’t stop volunteering. A few months ago I was elected head of my neighborhood association.  10 Saturdays out of the year I run the meetings, bring the refreshments and in general voice … Continue reading →

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sex dreams with people you don’t expect


There are so many public service announcements for stuff like earthquake preparedness or keeping kids off drugs, yeah, yeah, where is the one for the stuff that really relates to my life?  Well, here is one.

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More Summer trip…


Slow down summer!  My hair has been in a dirty ponytail for weeks and I don’t have to be anywhere before 9.  This is living.. So the trip I mentioned a few weeks ago continued up to Mendocino.  North of … Continue reading →

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Butt really


We all gaze at our kids when they are little.  Their little noises, lips, legs. All so cute.  So when I saw Rex standing in the TV room with only his shirt on I did what any loving mom would … Continue reading →

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pool danger


A quick cautionary tale… Rex is in swim classes, so on the 4th when we were at my sister’s pool I let him swim a bit without his floaty vest.  He loved jumping in the pool and swimming out.  He … Continue reading →

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couch surfing road trip


  I go to a restaurant and I want to eat in peace and not be thrown out so I give my kid my phone.  Later I find many, many photos on my phone that I delete.  But sometimes there … Continue reading →

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