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First Day, First Grade

She did it. She started first grade. In a whole new school. Making all new friends. With an all new (to her) teacher. The old Princess Cupcake would have been a clingy, worried mess. We would have had a melt-down the evening before…

The Mama Dove

One of the best gifts I received this mother’s day was not from the hubs or even Princess Cupcake. It was from Mother Nature. All day long we watched a mourning dove fly from the yard to the porch, porch to the yard, yard to the porch,…

Mother’s Day Top 10 Wish List

“Let’s see when Rio 2 is playing. Dang, it’s already started. I wonder if there are any other movies you can watch. Hmm. Mary Poppins? Really? At Studio Movie Grill?” “I WANT TO SEE MARY POPPINS” “Uh… (grumble) okay. Let’s see…

Funniest prank I ever did

Follow my blog with Bloglovin In the spirit of April Fool's Day, and because the statue of limitations in Ohio has been surpassed, I'll confess to the funniest prank I ever did. It's was a Saturday night in Athens, Ohio. Me and a couple…

A near perfect day

It's Spring Break in Texas and unlike the weather of last week --which included an ice storm and the Princess Cupcake home from school -- today was the type of day that you fall in love with Texas over. Not a cloud in the sky, light breeze,…

I’m not the perfect mom

I am not the perfect mom. Far from it. I know my shortcomings – I give in too easily. I don’t spend enough time working on homework with her. I complain in front of her. I text at red lights. This morning was one of those moments…

Team Perot

Happy Anniversary to us! You hear it all the time. People talk about their years of “wedded bliss,” but -- come on. We all know that this "bliss" they refer to is not all truffles and roses. In fact, the roses stopped coming in our house…
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