Friends We Marry

June 6, 2011 When you get married, you marry family members and you marry into friends.  Like family, there are usually a few of the friends that come with the marriage that you love and others that may not be, […]

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Law & Order and the R-Word

May 31, 2011 I am a Law & Order junkie. I love it. I watchedthe original most the years it aired and I like all the spin-offs too!  Bobby Goren is my all-time favorite character. Yesterday, I was watching an […]

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Be Positive and Pray

May 30, 2011 Yesterday, we went to Joplin.  It is a couple of hours from Kansas City. “No,” I told the cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Nevada, “we aren’t going to Joplin to see President Obama.  We are going […]

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Olivia’s Speech

May 27, 2011 I am cheating on my blog today. I had a topic in mind but it has been displaced because I believe as many people as possible should hear Olivias’s speech. Warning: my opinion is biased. I met […]

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Pink by Rachel Mast

May 26, 2011 Pink by Rachel Mast Pink dancing shoes Pink rosy flowers Pink slick lipstick Pink shiny sparkly nail polish Pink iCarly backpack Pink long pants Pink puffy cheeks Pink holey crate box Pink gel pens Pink  puff coat […]

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Tears of Gratitude

May 25, 2011 Yesterday, I walked to school with Rachel.  Most of the time I only get to go to the corner because she is a big girl and she knows to stop and look for cars.  Today, I had […]

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The Best Teacher Ever

May 24, 2011 I don’t know what I was doing 12 years ago today, but I do know that I was not thinking about Rachel completing elementary school, graduating 5th grade and heading off to middle school. She is a […]

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Graduates I Have Known

May 23, 2011 This year I have found myself reminiscing a bit more than usual.  I am going to attribute that to turning 50.  For about seven years, I’ve attributed any of my abhorrent behaviors to being perimenopausal.  Don’t know […]

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Ms. Stefanie, we can be friends again on Monday!

May 21, 2011 We moved to Kansas City from Bartlett, TN (suburb of Memphis) in August of 2008. All of the happenings of our relocation were pretty sudden.  We didn’t know when 2nd grade was done in May that we […]

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What It Means to be a People First Person

May 19, 2011 The 5th grade teachers at Rachel’s school invited me to come and speak to all the 5th graders one more time before school was out. I always go at the beginning of the year and talk about […]

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