This is MY Year

It seems like every other day another friend announces her pregnancy.  Well, that’s an exageration, but what’s not an exageration is that a good fraction of my friends are, indeed, pregnant.  (Congratulations to Jamie whose husband just broke the news.)  I’m so happy for them.  I’m so excited in anticipation of the little peanuts’ arrivals, […]

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It’s Official

If you recall, last summer I was called to be the primary 2nd councilor.  With the shuffling of boundaries and leadership I was temporarily without a calling, although I spent my free agent time in primary anyway. The first Sunday after the changes I dropped off Little Red when the pres, Linda, grabbed me by […]

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Dulac is a Perfect Place

Wednesday we played hookey.  Paul and I both took the day off work so that we could enjoy a day at Disneyland as a family — so I guess if we made the plans in advance and informed our employers/clients, then it’s not really hookey.  (The SoCal Select passes don’t work on weekends or major holidays, […]

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Music Therapy

Now that I’m older, I don’t have the stereo playing constantly, but when I was a teen I didn’t feel I could function without the music.  The boy I tutor also likes having the music playing while he does his homework.  (Although to illustrate the difference in technology between us, I studied to mix tapes […]

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Dating Again After All This Time…

It was our first date in two years, and only our fourth date since becoming parents — yikes!  We had to do something quickly or we would have slipped from happily married to dysfunctional.  If anything, I’m sure we could have kept the “fun” in dysfunctional, I still think I’d rather stay happily married.  I […]

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Renting Rant

(I’m sorry in advance for the whining.) Are people idiots?  Seriously. In our 9-unit complex we’ve had the following problems in the past year+: * someone dumped two bags of cement down the drain wherein lies the pump to keep the garage from flooding * someone had been feeding the local cats to ensure our […]

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Funny Sunday

Despite having no calling, I spent all of church in primary yesterday.  As I went in to drop off Little Red I had every intention of hanging around for a bit to make sure all the children got into the right class.  I was prepared to help out.  Linda T., the primary president, grabbed me […]

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Ash Wednesday

I lost my babysitter yesterday.  No, not for any hugely dramatic reason, but her family is moving to Burbank (today!) and while she can still bus in and attend her same school, working for me in the evenings is just too far, too late, too dark.  She is only 14 and I understand where her […]

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