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Our pain

I hate this day. Emma is lying next to me, curled up on the heating pad trying to control her shivers.  It’s chilly in the house and I bathed her today because when I woke up I found her lying … Continue reading

10. December 2014 by Shannon
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A happy accident

  We trimmed the Christmas tree this weekend.  Patrick and I fluffed the branches of our synthetic stock, both of us trying to disguise the pole running through the middle. We spread and gently bent branches then stood back to … Continue reading

02. December 2014 by Shannon
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First hit of the season

  Sam got his first hit of the season at his baseball game last night.  Even though he was thrown out at first base (so it technically wasn’t a hit) I still clapped and cheered as though he’d just hit … Continue reading

04. November 2014 by Shannon
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NaNoWino

29. October 2014 by Shannon
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A high five is like a hug with your hand

29. October 2014 by Shannon
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I need a hug

  I’m coming off a wonderful weekend and yet I’ve spent my Monday morning in tears. The alarm clock jarred me out of a dream this morning.  I was dreaming of my nine-year old nephew, Evan.  He and his sister, … Continue reading

27. October 2014 by Shannon
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Pick your battles

  Last week, my former husband and I had a disagreement.  A stand-off, really.  And while not hotly contentious, it left me feeling unnerved that matters regarding our kids are not entirely up to me, no matter how strongly I … Continue reading

20. October 2014 by Shannon
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Seventeen

  This little fuzzball turned seventeen today.  Seventeen.  It feels weird to write it, or say it or even think it.  My dog is seventeen years old. I bought Emma on a whim when I was 22 years old.  I … Continue reading

12. October 2014 by Shannon
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Cold feet at warm yoga

  I went to a yoga class today at a real yoga studio.  The class was “warm” yoga which means the room was heated to 90 degrees.  I was nervous as I entered this new space.  I didn’t know a … Continue reading

09. October 2014 by Shannon
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Going to the salon is like getting a renewal on the subscription of me.

22. September 2014 by Shannon
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