My blog is a journal about life observations. I try to be an optimist in spite of Murphy’s Law. (just like Daisy!)

The day we stopped playing with boxes

My kids don't play with boxes anymore. I'm sad about it, but I know they aren't. I knew it would happen someday, but why at the beginning of summer? When they were little, nothing beat a good big box. Unfortunately, I learned the days of boxes are over. While cleaning...

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We’ve got Company

Well there goes another morning wasted. Today’s excuse/reason was the Wonder of Nature. We have squirrels living in our gutter. I feel so blessed. They chose us over 32 acres of trees and pasture for their home. Every morning at 6 for the past week, we heard them...

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Fun with Passwords

“Mom, what is my password?” “You already forgot it?” Practical people would have a simple answer to this question.  So would the parenting books.  But in my world, nothing is simple or practical. I felt kind of empathetic about the situation because passwords drive me...

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That Sinking Feeling

Ahoy! I just signed up for Boater’s Safety Class. So, I’m putting it out there for everyone. I will be operating a small Boston Whaler on Barnegat Bay this summer so please give me some room. It’s in your best interest.  It’s not the Bay that gets me worried.  I feel...

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Assistance Needed in Aisle 7

I wanted to be on autopilot this morning, but the grocery store wouldn’t let me. Life on autopilot is so much easier. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of thinking too much. It was the mayonnaise that did me in. Light Mayonnaise versus Low fat Mayonnaise --what on...

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Owls

We live eight miles outside center city Philadelphia. Who would guess that this close to the city, we would have owls living in our yard? Well, we know now! Because of our fireplace. Astronomers use radio telescopes to listen to the night sky. They should just come to...

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Car Seat Treasure Hunt

“What is this?” my daughter asked. When I saw the neon yellow lollipop in her hand, I knew what it was immediately. That lollipop was stuck in the door compartment of my car for at least two years. I don’t know why, but I felt such excitement. “It finally came out!” I...

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