Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Trip to the Nelson-Atkins

I am boggled by the amount of kid-oriented activities in the Kansas City area. Everywhere I turn, there is something special going on – crafts, woodworking, nature, fine art, tours of fire departments, and so much more. A friend recently … Continue reading

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Will You Always Be There?

I guess you can call it Midlife Crisis #2. At least, that’s what I’m referring to it as. That or, the Little Black Spot. Midlife Crisis #1 hit at the tender age of 35. And one of the by-products (Emily) … Continue reading

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A Well-Rounded Education

When I signed Emily up for a trip to the Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic, it was with the thought that Dave would take her. I guess I’m old-fashioned, I view ‘building things’ as his domain, but I’m forward-thinking enough … Continue reading

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A Couple of Days Late for ‘Talk Like a Pirate’ Day…But Still

On Wednesday morning Emily discovered that her plastic pirate sword had gotten a wee bit bent. I held myself back from saying something about the state of her room and speculating on whether her possessions would be in better shape … Continue reading

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“Mama? I Can’t Sleep”

Over a week ago, on a Monday, we began the hard push of driving back to Kansas City. We were all ready to see home again, with its multitude of comforts and the residents who were waiting for our return … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

The other day I asked Dee, my eldest, if she had ever learned to like sushi. She’s 23 now, and her tastes have evolved and improved in the five years since she has lived at home. She frowned, “I’ve tried. … Continue reading

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At the Front of the Line

On our mini-vacation in Arizona, we took the opportunity to stop by the Grand Canyon Caverns. I have been by here twice before, once in 1997 with Dee on our move from California to Missouri, and again in 2001. It … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage

Saturday was full of every emotion in the book: love, pride, sadness, joy, anger, and so much more. It was a wedding, after all, what did I expect? I sat in the reception hall and watched the bride dance, first … Continue reading

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Learnin’ On The Road-Greetings From Albuquerque

It is nearly 3:00 local time and I’m about to get dressed and hit the road. Crazy? Maybe. I’m trying to avoid complete boredom on the behalf of my child…and get to my destination (Phoenix)…in time for a late breakfast. … Continue reading

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Take a “Solo Flight”

Note to all: This is my last post for a couple of weeks. I’m off to Arizona on a road trip and then my darling, wonderful grown-up girl will be here with me for a week, so I’m focusing on … Continue reading

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