Age Before Beauty

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For a year or so, I have been having this odd problem with my eyesight. My vision will get “jiggly”, and I can’t focus. It feels exactly like nystagmus. If I shut my eyes and shake my head, it goes …

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I’m ba-ack!

My site was down for awhile, because… reasons. Something yadda yadda WordPress hates me. I found a tutorial and swore at it for long enough, and now the site is mostly back up. I did figure out that my subscribe …

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It’s Not 1999

reminiscenceHappy 2017! We are, despite the sociopolitical drama, still alive! Someone reminded me today, through Facebook posts talking of New Year’s Eves-past, of the fervor surrounding the Y2K crisis, and how New Year’s Eve can be more than a reason …

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The Lost One

[Full disclosure: My mother has a wonderful collection of pre- and post- Victorian photography from our family. She knows the heritage of each gilt, padded-framed edge. She has explained them to me too many times for me to protest innocence, …

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Milestones

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It is officially National Novel Writing Month: It is probably not news to anyone who reads this blog, however, that I’m writing a novel. I have been attempting to, in one form or another, for a number of years. What …

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Child with Autism on Board

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This afternoon, my husband and I rallied the troops and invited Lance, who was home for the weekend, for a trip to the indoor pool in Prairie du Chien, WI, about a 40 minute drive. This indoor pool is our …

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First Day of School… for EVERYONE!

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August 23rd was the boys’ first day of second grade. Tuesday, September 6th was the girls’ first day of Head Start. It was a short half-day that parents had to attend along with the kids, and the girls did really …

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Winneshiek Fair ’16

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This is the second year that Lance and I have attempted the Winneshiek County Fair with all four kids. We didn’t bring a stroller, but we brought a plan: we’d visit the animals, the petting zoo, the rides, get our …

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