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The Polar Vortex...Continues?

“You’ll probably actually have to work most of this week,” Thom texted me on Tuesday. “Most?” I responded. “Do you mean most, like my four normal days? Or do you mean most of my four days?” I didn’t try to hide the excitement in my words. Since my last post, I had been alerted to … Read More »

Once Upon a Polar Vortex

“Are you going to write about this?” Axel asked me as I sat on the floor as Little L played with her “zoom-zooms” and the microwave clock counted down the minutes until nap time.  “I wasn’t planning on it.”  “You should,” Axel insisted. “Your readers will want to know.” Monday morning: While working out in … Read More »

Be Good-at-Humor

Little L received her first parking ticket last Friday. After a tiring week, finding the parking violation made my evening.  Right away I texted Dana and Jon to see if they were the traffic enforcers. They don’t live on our floor of the building, but perhaps they had been up here for humor’s sake? “I … Read More »

Be Good-at-Heat

Anyone who has spent a toasty summer day with me knows that I don’t take the heat very well.  “Are you hot?” Axel asks me on the way home from the Farmer’s Market as I snap at him for walking too slow. There was a lot of heat-induced crabbiness during the four-day stint this summer … Read More »

Sunday Morning Scandal

“Woah! Pizza!” Axel said, spotting a Pizza Luce box in the lobby as we headed out for our 7:15AM walk with Little L. He carefully opened the lid – half an uneaten pizza!  Since it wasn’t vegetarian, we didn’t have to decide how gross it would be to take a piece. When we returned an hour later … Read More »

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