Monthly Archives: April 2008

Spring is exciting!

We have an abundance of leaves on our new maple: And lily of the valley: Hooray!

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I think my streptocarpella is happy!!

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New Year’s Resolutions (a little bit late)

From some of the ESOL students: “In 2008, I will never fight and I will never get sent to the office because now I am always in the office.  I will never use my cell phone [in school] and never … Continue reading

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At Last!

Here are a few pictures from last weekend’s craziness…B.T (before tree) Nik and I, hard at work – note my rockin’ hat!   And here’s the tree – with all the tennis kids on our porch in the background! This … Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell

I’m off to school and then to our church’s women’s retreat, of which I had a small part in planning.  So I won’t be back until Sunday.  At that time, I hope to finally post pictures of our new tree, … Continue reading

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Happy Name Day to me!

Tina just called me to wish me Happy Name Day!  April 24th is the name day for St. Elisabeth, which is the closest we can come – evidently there are no Orthodox saints named Laura! Name Days aren’t celebrated during … Continue reading

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Poetry Thursday

Mother to Son by Langston Hughes Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor— Bare. But … Continue reading

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Thank you for voting!!

Back in November, I asked you to vote for Baltimore in an HGTV competition.  Well, we won!!!    (Portland didn’t win though Katie, sorry!)  So, starting this weekend and continuing through next week, HGTV and Rebuilding Together Baltimore will be … Continue reading

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For the IKEA addicts among us

**cough Katie*** Go here to listen to a cool NPR article about how they name their products! My favorite fact was that they named all their floor coverings after Danish cities! (And the reason that I even know about this … Continue reading

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The maple is planted!

It’s 4:20 – we started at 9:30, took a break for lunch, got the maple hole dug, a good start on the redbud hole, and just now finished planting the maple.  I haven’t showered and we have 15-20 tennis players … Continue reading

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