Life in Wisconsin

I usually don’t post internet jokes, but these are so funny that I had to share them! The ones that don’t apply to me personally apply to someone I know, or someone I’m related to. Enjoy! YOU GREW UP IN RURAL WISCONSIN IF…………. You know how to polka – but…

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Mmmmm…. Turtle Oatmeal Cookies!

I love cookies. I really, really LOVE cookies! I can resist almost any dessert, but not cookies. And chocolate chip cookies are my very favorite. So when the girls offered to make cookies to day I let them go for it. Nothing’s better than homemade cookies… unless it’s homemade cookies…

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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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New website!

I have a new website! I’m so excited to have it done enough to put live. You can see it here: Amy & Kids Co Family Child Care. I’m hoping that local parents searching the Web for child care will find it, and that it’ll eventually be a valuable resource…

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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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The Blog Challenge

College Boy has known that I’ve wanted to post more in my blog, but always seem to find a reason not to. (The photos I want to include are still in the camera, or not edited, or not uploaded, etc.) Since he started a new blog about his time in…

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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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