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Strange and wonderful things

13 Jun

I’m having a hard week. I want to wallow and grouch. But I just caught up on Glee and I learned:

1. Don’t try to build a relationship with a teenage daughter you gave up for adoption even if you want to and she wants to and you live in the same town.

2. Do try to get out of a funk.

So let’s look at things that made me smile recently.

Misinterpreting our order for “pancakes,” the kitchen made “mickey-mouse pancakes.” The ears were on the house!

A dead lizard was discovered in the trunk of a car that has not been south of Ohio for five years. It remains.

Fresh golden baby spiders.

Fresh golden baby human.

This little dog.

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What’s on her oatmeal?

10 Aug

I haven’t been sharing my summer with you. Why?

I don’t know. You know how I let important things get away from me. This has probably been my least relaxing summer ever. I’ve had a pretty cushy life and I feel entitled to lazy summers, so that’s not a very meaningful qualification. And yet I have back pain due to stress! Just like on TV.

I don’t really know where to start, so let’s start with breakfast.

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A month ago I was eating blueberries (I picked exactly three pounds of them!) and a banana on my oatmeal. This morning I had cherries and a peach.

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Animals of my recent past

10 Aug

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Memorial Day weekend.

28 May

I didn’t wave any flags but I have officially lived here for two years and that was worth memorializing.

Two years ago I wrote somebody this email:

I ate lunch with a girl from class today named [cinnamon tingle]. I think we could be friends.

Aw. We went to my favorite bakery twice.

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I brought my temporary charge and he tried to be so good.

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Then we stopped at a garage sale and I bought a Choose Your Own Adventure book about space specifically for my bathroom.

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