Tag Archives: Quotable Bits

When Duty Calls

~ ~ “The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions.” ~ James Nathan Miller ~ On Friday, September 14th I got very important mail delivered to our home. It read: ~ You are hereby summoned to be available … Continue reading

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Are You Schedully Challenged?

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after” ~ Peter De Vries ~ Friday date night couldn’t come soon enough. I love Fridays. This particular Friday, I had just about wrapped up … Continue reading

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Then and Now – A Tale of Two Moms

~ “Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.” ~ Jim Horning* By Anagoria (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons 7 Years Earlier “OK, moms and dads… let’s get started.” Said the lady (whom I assumed … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Crib

~ “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” ~ Chicken Little The long day had about come to an end and I was finally taking a moment to rest. At 8:30 p.m. I had safely tucked my 2-year-old into … Continue reading

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Fear and Courage

~ “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ It was hotter then Hades, yet we were determined to carry-on as planned, taking our oldest children on their 1st … Continue reading

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The Importance of Timing

~ To My Husband: All we need is love. Well, love and a little perseverance. And a sense of humor. And the ability to admit a mistake. And trust. And kindness. And patience. Okay, we need a lot of stuff … Continue reading

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Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Run-and-Hyde

~ Oh, what a beautiful Mornin’. Oh, what a beautiful day. I’ve got a beautiful feelin’, everything’s goin’ my way. ~ From the 1955 Musical ‘Oklahoma’ Earlier (very earlier) Today It is 5:30 a.m. (Yes – a.m., NOT p.m.) and … Continue reading

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Tick-Tock (and shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom)

~ “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein ~ My kids have been looking forward to the last day of school for a couple weeks now. To them, the last day of … Continue reading

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Stick-to-it-ness and Overwhelming-itis

Interesting note about this post: I almost “quit” it – yes, it almost never got published. (In fact it posted a day later then intended.) Was it worth it to “stick through it” to the end? Should I have just … Continue reading

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Assumptions and Reflections

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” ~ Alan Alda Assumptions Do you ever find yourself assuming you know exactly who … Continue reading

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