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Why can’t we walk straight?

January 10, 2011

Found the video below demonstrating the fact that people can’t walk (drive or swim) in a straight line if they are unable to see. It is interesting. My eight year old watched it with me. She wants to try out the experiment herself. So, we are going to do that on a not so muddy [...]

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My young lady

January 9, 2011

I have talked to my oldest daughter (living in the US) twice…Recently. I am so happy. It is usually a pain to try to get a hold of her for reasons that aren’t O.K. to air out here. We were able to talk on Skype tonight.  SO, I GOT TO SEE HER! She is so [...]

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Risks

January 7, 2011

My cat likes taking risks as to when I will let her sit on the table or shoo her away. Last night, I caught her in my kitchen sink when I got up to get a drink of water. She jumped down as soon as the light came on. She knew she was busted! She [...]

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My Saab 9-3

January 5, 2011

It is on purpose that I am calling our car MY Saab. Vilay would always tease me in the US because I would refer to the car I had before our marriage as MY car. Of course after our marriage I put the title in both our names. Yet, it was a car that I [...]

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sunlight

January 5, 2011

I am waiting on Vilay to return with our car. It will be the first time I see it. I can’t wait to DRIVE my car. :D It has been over six years since I have got behind the wheel to drive more than a few blocks. I haven’t driven at all in almost four [...]

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Our living space

January 2, 2011

…Is finally starting to look like home. Behind the kids (picture below) is the newest furniture addition to our apartment. We have spent so many years without having any real furniture that it is kinda weird to see our apartment filling up. We still need some armories but really we are so happy to have [...]

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Cleaning and rearranging

December 30, 2010

I have spent the day doing laundry, deep cleaning the kids rooms and trying like heck to keep up on the rest of the day. We bought a new piece of furniture from a good friend that has made it possible to finally get the kids books organized. Before, the books were stacked into plastic [...]

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After the rain it was indeed a White Christmas

December 26, 2010

Just before Christmas weekend, we had rain. Rain that melted a good part of the snow that covered the village. Then, it started snowing right before Christmas. It snowed and snowed and snowed. We had a very white Christmas. It was perfect. Today, I am cooking a small meal for Christmas. A good friend is [...]

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Out!

December 21, 2010

One minute my son is watching t.v. The next, he is fast asleep half hanging off of the couch. No wonder. Considering how hard he had played that day. I only wish I had taken a photo of all the funny positions my kids have fallen asleep in. My children are tired. It is good [...]

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Straying and returning

December 20, 2010

I strayed over to social media websites. I found nothing special. I returned to blogging. Because…Well…blogging is social media in the most pure form….NO? I think so. I, also, think that bloggers that were drawn into sharing their voice with social media sites will find that it is best to share from home.   Home [...]

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Last Friday equaled snow heaven

December 20, 2010

Sorry to see all this wonderful white snow melting not unlike the wicked witch of Oz. “I’m melting…..I’m melting…..” Snow pictures from this last Friday. This little girl made me laugh so hard! She is awesome!!! That second video with her laugh….Classic.

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Touched

December 16, 2010

…By the incredible kindness of others. …By the fact that there are people that just give and give and give from the heart. For my children, it is happiness all wrapped up in magic. For myself, it makes me believe in Christmas all over again. So many people have touched my family with their kindness, [...]

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Silently angry

December 14, 2010

I feel this silent anger sitting inside me. It is always there.  It will at times escape in a not so silent furry.  Afterwards, I shamefully shove those feelings back down into a dark place where I was taught those feelings belong. For years, I guarded words inside me that I should have let out. [...]

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Paper snowflakes

December 13, 2010

We cut out paper snowflakes to decorate our kitchen and living room windows. I am super impressed with the result. It is very festive. We even had a neighbor tell my kids how much she liked to look at our kitchen window first thing in the morning. It makes her happy. Oh. And. It is [...]

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clearing

December 11, 2010

We took a walk in the woods at the top of our village. It wasn’t a hard walk even if it was in the snow. I needed it to clear my head from the last week. It is decided that I will take in a few children to watch. This way I can still stay [...]

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