Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chipmunk Suicide

We haven’t got the pond cleaned for the fish to move outside yet, and I was staring at the murky water  yesterday when I noticed a little striped body floating in it.  Some dumb chipmunk evidently took a dare to … Continue reading

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Frugal Sewing Again

I’m feeling pretty good this afternoon.  I just made a cape for my eldest to wear at our next Renaissance Fair and spent $3.00 on the fabric.  Originally, we were going to do cloaks, but they take 6-7 yards of … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Request

Last night my son (third grade) asked if we could have one full day of school each week during the summer.  Now, I always ask the kids to do at least one page of math per week to help prevent … Continue reading

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Time Flies

I can’t believe there are only four more weeks of school.  My son only has two more weeks of spelling and the math homework packets ended two weeks ago.  He’s quite pleased with the reduced work load! I’ve been working … Continue reading

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Funding other families’ activities

We had the annual knock on the door last night.  A young man asking us to contribute to his baseball team.  When did this become acceptable practice?  I don’t go around town asking for money to pay for the glass … Continue reading

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The Hatfields

Having been a child in the 70’s, before the world was aware of skin cancer and sun screen, I had a lobster burn on my arms and legs at least once a summer.  I needed to inherit much more of … Continue reading

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