Miscellaneous

Reading Aloud

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Back to a regular, slice-of-life-in-the-Tri-Cities post, as opposed to a real estate-related post… About a week ago, I felt like I hadn’t been spending any time with my kids.  I had worked all weekend, until late, then out the door first thing Monday to work late again every night through Wednesday.  Finally, on Thursday evening, […]

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Sidenote About Me

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When I was growing up, I was the “smart one”.  You know how everyone has a role in his or her family of origin?  My oldest brother was the rebel, my middle brother had “Middle Child Syndrome” – we called it MCS, for short.  And I was the “smart one”.  My brothers went away to […]

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You’ve Been There Before

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This post is not about déjà vu. It’s about parenting. I was such a mom last night.  My oldest child is having trouble sleeping.  He asked for advice yesterday and I told him some things I thought might help, some habits he could change.  “I was wondering if I should do that, too!” he contributed.  […]

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Falling of the Legends

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Every family has its legends.  In my family we have “The Time When Jon Ate Dog Beef Jerky” and “The Time Dad Dropped The Boys Off On A Street Corner Because They Were Misbehaving” and “The Time Cari Ran Into The Coffee Table”.  We also have “The Time Jim Almost Died”. I have two older […]

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What to do, what to do…

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See, I’m in a quandary. I gained seven pounds over the holidays.  That is not a typo – I meant to write seven (7)! So now I have to lose it again.  Or do I? Here’s the trouble – when I gain this particular group of pounds (and believe me, I’ve seen this seven number […]

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