Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kindred Nerds

I had such fun last weekend watching my mom’s cousin’s daughter Bailey (my second cousin) hang out with my kids. Bailey has read all the same books and watched all the same movies that my kids have. But to qualify … Continue reading

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Family Reunion Weekend

On Friday, July 26, I left with Melanie and Jack and my sister Lisa for Lincoln, Nebraska. We set up the camper at the country home of my first cousin, once removed. Chris sets a new standard for home amenities. … Continue reading

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The Fifth Week Begins

Is there anything better than two days in a row with nothing to do? Nope. Ok, I did have little things to do–wait for a repair man, meet with the insurance adjuster, swimming, movies, a little grocery shopping, gas up … Continue reading

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Melanie’s Bizarre Photo Album

This is from Melanie: These are various times I have played monopoly. Notice a pattern? I captured the shock on her face when she realized what I was doing. Bonus! -Melanie Armstrong

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Things for Which to Be Grateful

You guys, last night I slept in a bed. This morning I bathed in a tub. I washed my clothes in a high-efficiency washer and dryer. Yes, I have arrived safely, almost blissfully, at my sister’s in Kansas City. My … Continue reading

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25 Year Class Reunion

OK, I did it. I went to the class reunion. Well, one reunion event. Thanks, Elaine, for finding me the blouse and jewelry. Hair, colored and casually done, check. Make-up, fine, especially good cover on the stress zit that showed … Continue reading

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Melanie’s Blog: An unexpected journey

Hello! The date is Thursday, July 18, 2013. The time is 12:18am. I am not the usual writer of this blog, but I am her youngest daughter. I’m Melanie. Right now, Henry, Jack, my mother and I are making our … Continue reading

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