Category Archives: Life

Night Not Fit for Man Nor Beast

The rain started again, mid-afternoon and has been getting steadily stronger. It is so bad that Ellie is refusing to leave the garage. She keeps standing by the door, but when we open it, all she does is run around … Continue reading

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1.8 Earthquake in Annandale

And we missed it! Seems as if there was a 1.8 level earthquake this afternoon at 1:30 and its epicenter was just down the road from us. At 1:30 however we were miles away in Fairfax at the NoVaUnschoolers parkday … Continue reading

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Happy Dance Time!

What you are looking at is a picture of my car in our garage. Yes, you heard me right. At long last, my car can actually reside inside the garage. I had to include a photo because without photographic evidence, … Continue reading

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Really Stupid Things The Elms Boys Argue About #3

Hmmm…it has been a year since I have had anything to post in this category. This does not mean that the boys have not argued in that long of a time. Just that they had not argued over anything so … Continue reading

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Satisfaction

I came across this quote in my morning reading and wanted to capture it here: Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any … Continue reading

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$5/month For My Peace of Mind

Back in November I found out about an online backup service called Mozy. For $5 a month, you get unlimited online backup. The software is easy to use. The intitial backup did take an extremely long time to run (I … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Note to Self: Buy jumper cables. 2nd Note to Self: It is perfectly ok to listen to your iPod for an hour through your car radio while the boys are in gymnastics. It is not a good idea to turn … Continue reading

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Serendipity

I love serendipity. Such as when I stumble upon a new blog right when I need it. Like Tara’s Periwinkles and Pine. I am incredibly art/craft challenged and kept thinking that I needed to poke around online to get some … Continue reading

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I’m Being Good…

I was working on a blog post about a fun geodesic dome class at the National Building Museum that Jason took a week ago, and am finding that I want to take a bit more time with it to be … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from a Birthday Sleepover

So Jason’s best friend Jack from Ocean City came up this afternoon to help celebrate a belated 11th birthday for Jason. They are having a blast. So far they have done a little of everything…some legos, some pokemon, some Age … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Actually I have been back since late on Monday, but I am still trying to get caught up on my sleep and everything I missed. The cruise was…well, let’s say illuminating? In that I have discovered that I am NOT … Continue reading

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Still Seeking the Balance

But I am getting closer…progress not perfection! I am trying to keep in mind that it has taken me quite awhile to get to the point I am now and that it will take more than a day to get … Continue reading

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And the Walls Come a Tumbling Down

That huge crashing sound you heard? That was my house of cards falling apart. What happened? Nothing major really. And that is the problem…it has not taken much lately to send me crashing because I have everything balanced “just so” … Continue reading

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Any Other ENFPs Out There?

I had forgotten that I had taken this test a little while ago and found it remarkably accurate for an online test. I also find it amusing that I am not borderline in any of my characteristics! No doubt where … Continue reading

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The Orange Bowl is Over

Sigh. Here’s to next year…Go Hokies!

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Happy New Year!

Here is hoping that 2008 is a good one!

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Still Here…I Think…

Although it may not seem it with the lack of blogging lately. The funny thing is that I actually have several things that I want to post on, many of which are relative quickies, yet I still can’t seem to … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day

And so the Shortest Day came and the year died And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes with … Continue reading

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I’m All Out Of Time

I swear that I thought that we had all of next week before Christmas. But we don’t. Christmas eve is on Monday! How did that happen? Just thought that I would give friends and relatives a heads up…nothing is going … Continue reading

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Time to Breathe

I am feeling a bit decadent right now. It is two weeks before Christmas and I am in Ocean City…by myself. I tend to get very stressed around the holidays, so this year I decided to try to take a … Continue reading

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