Category Archives: The Present Insanity

Going where they’ve never gone before

It’s finally happened. I have friends that will think I’ve either lost my mind, my nerve, or my gumption. However you want to spin it, here goes: my two oldest are now in public school. Before you completely lose it, … Continue reading

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No use crying over spilt pickle brine

I make brine for pickles in gallon lots in the summer, and stash it in the garage fridge. It gets used over the course of a week or so as cucumbers ripen and get canned in small lots.  I had … Continue reading

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Skunk

It was bound to happen eventually. Things learned: 1. Skunks do not look both ways for oncoming traffic. Obviously their preschool curriculum is deficient in the traffic safety department. 2. Skunks are really hard to see at night. 3. When … Continue reading

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Candid camera

I think the best part of bringing the country to my city friends is the opportunity for photo ops.  

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Sailing with the Girls

Sometimes the seemingly impossible happens and I actually get away… more so this year than in the previous 16! This day,  the Rosebud, Spanish Lady, and a so-far un-blog-named-multi-hued-tresses friend (who describes herself as my “hippie atheist friend”), and I… … Continue reading

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Summer Thunderstorm

We have a lovely thunderstorm rolling through this evening! It was the first significant thunderstorm for my two youngest, and our guests’ two eldest. What really struck me was the division of color in the sky. To the west, it … Continue reading

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Late Adopters

Now that the last of our cordless phones for our landline has died, we are shopping for a corded all-in-one phone/answering machine, since the main problem with the cordless phones was that the kids would get on the phone for … Continue reading

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