Tag: family

Mother’s Day Stuff

Two man-made lakes, landscaped with beautiful trees and flowers, sit in the middle of our development.  As you can imagine, the mile-long paved pathway around the lakes is a magnet for dog walkers, joggers, bikers, strollers. It's lovely to have the lakes in our neighborhood and to me, they are the shining point of our … Continue reading Mother’s Day Stuff

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On Time and More of It

For those of you who don't know, I was recently "restructured" out of a job. Remember my lovely job in downtown Trenton? (I posted about Trenton here and here). Well, it is no more. On one hand, this is not terrible. I wasn't thrilled with the job anyway and financially and emotionally, it made sense … Continue reading On Time and More of It

Snow Day Time Lapse

Time it takes to find appropriate clothing for two boys on blizzard days:  45 minutes.   Amount of time spent putting said clothes on boys: 15 minutes. Size of snowsuit that you are cramming your nine-year-old into:  6/7. Time it takes for little one to decide he has to pee after said clothes are in place: … Continue reading Snow Day Time Lapse

Why I Have Grey Hair…

JC, my eleven-year-old, had a noun test today in his Language Arts class. He had to be able to identify different types of nouns: subjects, subject compliments, direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of a preposition. Let me tell you, Blogtropolis. I write for a living and I couldn't identify these nouns if my life … Continue reading Why I Have Grey Hair…

Gram’s Patriotism

Happy 4th of July! I wanted to share a quick post tonight about my paternal grandmother, Dorothy. Her life was a story, but tonight I want to share something I learned about her in her death. When "Gram" died a couple of years ago at the age of 88, she had planned her entire funeral … Continue reading Gram’s Patriotism