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Tangled and geocaching

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Last Thursday night (actually Thursday night of last week) the boys were both spending the night at Ruth’s Aunt Ruth’s house since they didn’t have school on Friday. This, of course meant that it was just Ruth , Elsie, and I. This is uncommon, but not necessarily out of the ordinary. This evening, however, I […]

First Day of School 2011!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

The boys started school today and I took the day off work so I could enjoy dropping them off. They had been looking forward to this day with gloom and dread, but it turned out to be really nice. Isaiah had been pretty cranky about getting up, but the power of Mom’s homemade cinnamon rolls […]

Snapshot 8•1•11

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The year 2011 AD is 60% over as I type this and it’s about time I describe a temporal snapshot of my family’s life today. Like many people much of my life revolves around my family. They are the people that mean the most to me and with whom I choose to spend as much […]

A Long Day and Knights

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

It’s been a massively long day, but for the most part it’s been rewarding. I accomplished quite a bit and most of it went pretty well. Oh, and Hey! Just imagine what an amazing event- for the first time in almost a year: new words at Before delving into the minutia of the day, […]

My early Father’s Day present

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I have been hemming and hawing about needing a new monitor for our computer for a long time– years, actually. The one we have been using was somebody else’s cast-off. It is a big-old CRT, not that the screen is big, I think it’s nineteen inches, but like all CRTs it takes a big bite […]

Milestones 09 #1

Friday, June 5th, 2009

A lot of things have happened in the past few weeks- time is passing and my kids are growing up. The first major milestone even was Elsie’s second birthday. We had big plans for this day. My father was visiting from Arizona and it was Friend’s Day at the St Louis Zoo, of which we […]

Q1-2 09 Bottom Line

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Well it seems 2009 is nigh half way gone and I’ve barely a word spoken of it. Not much has changed with my status in life. I’m still fatter than I’d like and not near as wealthy, but all told I suppose I’m happy enough. I’ve three kids that love me, though with the boys […]

The Movie and *-Spaces

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

We did make it to the movie Friday night, though we arrived a bit later than we had intended and ended up sitting on the end of the second row. We had a good time anyway. It was Elsie’s first movie at the theater and she did a great job. Probably due in part to […]


Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I don’t remember exactly what I read, but I stayed up later than I meant to last night surfing the web. The general topics were along the line of virtual reality, GIS, and educational uses of gaming. Ruth fell asleep watching crime dramas while I was surfing away with my headphones on listening to music. […]

2009 New Year’s Day!

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Although it is a strictly arbitrary and totally cultural concept, New Year’s Day is deeply ingrained in our (specifically, US) society and one that has at least some mental impact on most people. A time for starting over, of new possibilities, and an opportunity to evaluate one’s current situation and determine how to improve it […]