Monthly Archives: September 2010

Warm fuzzies

I just got this e-mail message from one of my favorite students from last year.  (I know teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites but let’s be honest, we do.  Or at least I always did!)  I miss M – what … Continue reading

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Our new home

Nik surprised me this weekend with a present for the baby. I was so thrilled I gave him a big kiss. Like it?! 🙂

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Any State Quarter Collectors out there?

I need Arkansas (2003) to finish my collection. I’m not sure why I’ve never managed to find that one.  Anyone have an extra one to send my way? In exchange, I’d be happy to send you any of these below.  … Continue reading

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There are many things on the Internet that claim to allow you to predict if you’re going to have a boy or a girl.  One of them is the Chinese birth calendar/chart.  I’ve found two sets of conflicting instructions on … Continue reading

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Tonight, we ate liver (free-range chicken liver that is) for dinner.  I used this recipe and made homemade ketchup using this recipe.  This was probably the first time in my adult life that I ate liver and the first time … Continue reading

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Obligatory “She’s getting bigger” shot

(at 35.5 weeks) (And so is the baby.  These days we have conversations about how we’re both feeling crowded and so really, we just have to make compromises. And no, stretching full-length isn’t allowed, Baby, no matter how much you … Continue reading

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All our bases covered

The problem with not knowing if we’re going to have a boy or  a girl is that I can’t do any gender-specific sewing.  Rebel that I am, I decided to do a little bit anyway.  We’ve been given many lovely … Continue reading

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