Don't Feed the Animals

Quiet Night
November 26, 2010, 11:53 pm
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We made it up to PT for Thanksgiving after all. The weather warmed up and the ice melted, for which we are thankful. Very thankful. We may have been slightly more thankful had the improvement in the weather occurred on a SCHOOL DAY, but we’ll take what breaks we can get at this point.

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Happy Thanksgiving
November 25, 2010, 4:10 pm
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We were planning to celebrate Thanksgiving in Port Townsend, but we woke up to more snow this morning, so I think we’ll be staying put until the roads clear. Which may happen sometime around April, I don’t know. I suspect our day will go something like this (only with less sun):

Can you believe Gage and I used the sled as an actual mode of transportation the other day? He’s convinced I should be able to pull him all the way to Port Townsend, but, uh…no.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Snow Daze
November 24, 2010, 4:41 pm
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Good news: I made it through at least one Snow Day without eating my young! Bad news: Everything is just as icy and closed down today as it was yesterday, and that same young has spent the past two hours whining (he wants to eat cherry cordials for breakfast! he wants to go to the tooooooyyyyyy stoooore!) and it’s only 8:30 in the morning.

I am sharpening my knives.

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November 23, 2010, 4:26 am
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We had a few inches of snow here today, which meant the roads turned into a carnival ride—or maybe I mean a rodeo. A rodeo in which each individual driver was a hapless cowboy/cowgirl trying to stay on that bucking bronco/bull/something-less-than-domesticated-farm-animal for more than eight seconds. NO ONE HERE KNOWS ABOUT TRACTION TIRES, is what I’m saying.

Gage insisted on going to school, so he and I took the bus/walked there and back. We were feeling pretty smug about our clever use of public transit…

…until the bus we were waiting for this afternoon was a no show.

And we had to walk like forty blocks home, and it got dark while we were walking, and our hands and feet and arms and legs fell off.

One of us collapsed in a heap after that, while the other one bounced merrily around the house for several hours before finally going to bed. Guess which one of us did which.

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November 17, 2010, 9:24 pm
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November 16, 2010, 9:12 pm
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My grandma, my dad’s mom, died this past weekend. She suffered a catastrophic stroke a couple of months ago and was at the point in her health where more life was not necessarily the preferable option—still, it’s hard to say goodbye.

I have lots of fond childhood memories that include her sweet presence, and even now I rarely drink a Diet Pepsi, eat a piece of fudge, take a walk in the woods, or look at a set of house plans without thinking of her.

She was loved, and she will be missed.

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A(nother) Lunch
November 9, 2010, 8:46 pm
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We stopped at the Anjou Bakery on the way back from picking Gage up from my parents’ house a couple of weeks ago. I had the brie-and-tomato sandwich, and I WOULD HAVE ONE EVERYDAY if I could. Which probably means it’s a good thing we don’t live closer.

(Gage had Arby’s instead. His loss.)

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