What a Way to Wake Up

Little Guy woke me up at 10 to 6 this morning, I stumbled blindly to his crib and picked him up. He snuggled his head down into the crook of my neck as we went back to bed to nurse a little before I had to get up. I laid…

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The Girl with a Curl

This has always been my favorite nursery rhyme: “There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good She was very, very good; When she was bad She was horrid.” Growing up, my mom said I was that girl.…

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An Ending and a Beginning

Little Marshmallow died yesterday morning, slipping away quietly and peacefully. I had gone up to check on him about every 10-15 minutes all morning, talking to him and stroking his head. I think he knew someone was there because after each stroke he moved his head slightly. Princess didn’t find…

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And the Tears Flow

I sit with tears welling in my eyes, typing one-handed. My other hand cradles Marshmallow close against my chest. He’s wrapped in a washcloth and his little head pokes out of the opening, eyes closed tightly. I stroke his soft fur gently, “We love you, Marshmallow” I whisper. My habit…

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Marshmallow Update

Well, we’re back from the vet – what an adventure! The vet wasn’t scheduled to come in today but he came in to see Marshmallow anyway. Princess and I planned to be early since he was being so nice and coming in for us, but you know how these things…

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Hamster Worries

We have an adorable teddy bear hamster… actually he’s our 15 yr old daughter, Princess’s hamster. We bought him for her as a Christmas surprise 2 1/2 years ago; Princess took one look at him and fell in love. His name is Marshmallow because he’s mostly white, with some tan…

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Whew, He Made It!

Our eldest is finally in England – probably at school by now. It was a LONG stressful journey for him, and there wasn’t much we could do except watch and tell him to hang in there. College Boy was supposed to fly out Thursday around 4pm, from Appleton to Minneapolis…

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Non-Valentine’s Day Gift!!

Last Friday Teacher asked if he had to get me a Valentine’s Day present. Being a good wife I said “No, of course you don’t have to get me one.” Then he pulled a gorgeous necklace out of his pocket and said “Well then, I guess you can have this…

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Update on Grandma

My grandma’s test results came back and she has breast cancer. 🙁 She’s having a lumpectomy on the 15th and radiation after. I think it’ll be hard for her to be so tired – even at 87 years old she has tons of energy and is totally on the go.…

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