May 2016 archive

Did I Overreact?

Sometimes I react first, and think second.  Sue me, I’m human. I’ve always tried to teach the kids to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.  Isn’t that the lesson Dawson and Downey teach us in “A Few Good Men” after being sentenced for executing a Code Red on PFC Santiago? Here’s …

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Pass the Salt

Gabe and Olivia went to a sleepover last night. That freed up the remaining three of us for dinner. I had planned meatloaf, but was out of bread crumbs. I digress. In need of a Plan B, we grabbed the Wing Wah gift certificate Jake won at school for having improved standardized testing scores this …

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Krill Jar

Once upon a time, I filled a small jar with some river water, a few smooth stones, and some sand.  It’s been sitting on Olivia’s bureau for years. On Saturday, we decided to make an ocean one, since we’d be there.   Thing is, we thought of this AT the ocean.  No forethought.  Thinking quickly, …

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Sunburned, Exhausted, and Elated

We had the best day today! We packed up the family Buick and headed to MDI for the day.  I was wondering aloud last night how it would go.   My demands weren’t too lofty.  I just wanted everything to go right.  The thing is, everything did. We got up early and drove to Bangor for …

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The problem with trips

In our relationship, Beth is the Type A.  She plans everything to the letter.  Each minute, event, and experience is carefully thought out.  She even plans our spontaneity!   Flying by the seat of her pants scares … the pants off of her.  Sorry, writer’s block there on a great analogy. I’m more Type B- …

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