Monthly Archives: November 2010

Christmas List

It’s almost December, less than a month until Christmas.  The kids will get their advent calendars tomorrow – with each piece of chocolate they will count down the days.  But I don’t want to count down my days. I want … Continue reading

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Doggy Dog World

I was walking Pepper with my kids the other day after school.  Ronan was skateboarding, Pepper was harassing Tess at the end of her leash, when we ran into another family from our school – a dad with 2 kids, … Continue reading

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Baby Seal

The word “Ronan” means baby seal.  Or, more specifically, the baby of a seal maiden and a human, like the curly haired mystery toddler in The Secret of Roan Inish.  (Roan is another spelling of the same name).  It is … Continue reading

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Specialist Argueta

A week ago, I came home to find Specialist Argueta sitting on my family room sofa – it was a surprise visit, all the way from Iraq.  Alice Argueta is Martina’s daughter, the woman who began helping me with my … Continue reading

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Strep Child

Got a call from school today: “Tess isn’t feeling well.  She wants to go home.” “Does she have a fever?” “No.  She says she has a sore throat and her tummy hurts.” I was on my way back from a … Continue reading

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It’s true! We won! Today, under insanely hot and sunny skies, we finished that match that was interrupted by rain two weeks ago.  We resumed the third set at 1-3.  I was serving (on the sunny side!) at 40-15.  My first … Continue reading

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