Mondays…

It's 8:00 and already one of the twins is having a serious case of The Mondays.It happens every week and I swear it makes no sense. Third grade is freaking this girl out. At the start of each and every week, she lays her head down on the breakfast table and has a...

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New Photo Feature!

At the suggestion of my friend, Emily, I'd like to share with you a new and hopefully infrequent and short-lived feature of my blog. It's called, "Why I Can't Have Nice Things Thursday" showcasing stuff that my family has destroyed. It has to be temporary, right? I...

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Vacation fall out.

Remember that phrase-- "No vacation goes unpunished?" What? I'm pretty certain that's how the saying goes. See, last weekend hubby and I went away for our first vacation alone since my eldest daughter was a baby. The one in HIGH SCHOOL. It's funny; up until this...

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Blogging for Dummies (That would be me.)

I just spent the evening at a class for bloggers over at Twin Cities Daily Planet, learning how to make this little ol' blog well, better. Afterwards, I went and had a post-lesson beer with two friends and discussed what we had taken away from this little exercise. To...

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Give me a minute…

Yesterday, I had another long run. 12 miles, to be exact. It was lovely... and no, I never thought I'd hear myself say that. But it was; the morning was cool, the fall colors were glorious and Hubby ran the first two miles with me, which made for good company. What...

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Keep on Truckin’!

I think my personal mottos could use some work.A friend read me my horoscope last week, and, to me, it was the most comforting, wonderful thing I ever heard and I've been repeating the last line over and over to myself. The line? "It's not too late."I've been meaning...

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It’s all relative.

I just found my elder son, teary-eyed in the basement."What's wrong?" I asked, concerned.He looked up at me, bottom lip trembling, and said, "We're poor."Oh, for the love of pete. Hubby and I had just had a talk with the kids expanding the current notion of...

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Birthday blog.

That's right. Today is my birthday. Because I am the meanest mom in the world, we started with a forced 5K/family fun run. Yup. I said "fun run" and don't let my kids tell you otherwise. They just don't understand grown-up fun is all.I'm not sure what the rest of the...

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You have got to be kidding me.

Dang, that was fast. We made it to day six of school before someone was home with the flu. I don't know how she does it, but we've got a daughter (hereafter known as "the carrier") who catches every single strain of bug that comes through the public school system. I...

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Oh, no, he din’t!

If you are friends with me on Facebook, then you've already heard this one, but still....I came back from an 8 mile run this morning and hubby asked me how it went. "Okay, I guess, but it took 1:27 and I really wanted to finish in 1:20 even."Hubby rolled his eyes,...

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