Category Archives: house/neighborhood

My Life, Under New Management

Two weeks ago, I went to a workshop led by one of the founders of Agile Learning Centers (ALC). The workshop was focused on learning how to use agile management tools in support of self-directed learning.  I’m in the process … Continue reading

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Brand-New House, Here We Come!

If you want to read my musings on my sadness due to not being able to host friends for Easter but don’t want a bunch of house/construction pictures, feel free to skip way down to the end of this post! … Continue reading

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[not to get all conspiracy-theoryish on you but] TURN OFF YOUR WIFI!!

Several weeks ago, I woke up and said to Nik, “I just had the most bizarre series of dreams!” He replied “Me too! It’s because I turned off the WiFi!” What does that have to do with dreams?????? It turned … Continue reading

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Snowpocaplse 2016, in pictures, by the hour

To satisfy my sister-in-law up in Alaska, a weather junkie, I’ve been taking pictures every couple hours (with a longer break last night) thorough the storm.  Perhaps you’d like to see them too? Friday, 1/22, 4:31 pm Friday, 1/22, 5:02 … Continue reading

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Mushroom Magic

Last week, the kids and I were walking to our park and I spotted this lovely thing on our neighbor’s corner. Over the past few years, Nik and I have loved being a part of a group called the Baltimore … Continue reading

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Mold, Clarifying Definitions, Rage, Air Conditioners, and Craigslist

We searched Craiglist for 2-3 weeks to find an window air conditioner for our living room.  After a fairly creepy exchange with one seller (who kept asking for our home address so he could deliver it to us – ummm, … Continue reading

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Trimming the Tree (and the tree skirt in action!)

Here are our obligatory trimming the tree pictures (here’s 2012). Ellie was really able to help this year and we all had fun putting on the ornaments! Our felt ornament collection is growing – good for babies and 3-year-olds alike! … Continue reading

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Is It Nesting If I’ve Been Planning to Do This For Weeks?

Today, I spent most of the day cleaning our upstairs.  I even swept/dusted the stairs on my way down.  Keep in mind we don’t use the upstairs – at all – in our daily lives.  My sewing room is up … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Last August, it was Hurricane Irene.  This time, it’s Hurricane Sandy, which is likely to combine with a winter storm coming from the west and create a “Frankenstorm” that has the potential to be really terrible.  There are states of … Continue reading

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Red Bird, Red Bird, What Do You See?

I see a mama and a baby looking at me.

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