The Grand-dogs – Fleuree

I was never one of those people who wanted grandchildren, much in the same way I was never one of those people who desperately wanted children.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I have children, but if I hadn’t, I like to think I’d have been okay about it. So …

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Me and Justin and Matt

Last spring at the coffee store where I’d been working for a couple of months, I noticed a regular customer named Justin. Tall, good-looking, polite. He always ordered the same thing, one of those sweet espresso beverages with whipped cream. One day my coworker Kristen said, “Do you know who …

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Barb’s Box of Stuff

When you’re looking at downsizing your living quarters you have to make some tough decisions about what you’ll be getting rid of. In a far back corner of my closet there is a box of stuff I’ve saved for over fifteen years.  Things I kept when we moved to our …

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Everyone Should Have A Son

Amendment to above statement: Everyone should have a son like mine. The poor kid. He was the first, the oldest, our guinea pig because new parents know nothing, absolutely nothing about raising children. I look back at all the mistakes I made with him, the regret I have about things …

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A Lesson Learned

#postaweek2011 …write a short post about a mistake you made, or have read about, and a lesson you learned from it. I have learned the hard way not to get attached to my children’s significant others.  Until I see an engagement ring on somebody’s finger, I keep my distance.  Sure …

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