Archive | August, 2007

Takin’ off

31 August 2007

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So almost all packed up, just getting a little lunch in me and we’ll be heading out. Coincidentally enough, as I was writing this, JoAnn called me to see when I’d be leaving, and to bring her something else she forgot…luckily, she caught me). Swing by work, then to the bank to get my check […]

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They stopped in Portland…

30 August 2007

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…sorta, in a roundabout way, on the way to Cannon Beach, both for a break and to spend some time with JoAnn’s aunt and grandma as well. I’m at work and get a call from JoAnn to say they’d gotten there, and that she’d emailed me about something to bring tomorrow that she’d forgotten. So […]

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To the beach…

30 August 2007

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JoAnn and the kiddos take off today for Cannon Beach, and the dogs and I will join them after work tomorrow. And because it’s after work, that could make for a very long drive, and I might get there, considering stops for the dogs, gas, food, etc, around about…oh, late. Hopefully will be able to […]

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Pirates, shmirates…the REAL thing

28 August 2007

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Mika and Sammy had a bit of homeschooling adventure today… Visiting a Tall Ship–a real sailing one. And it happened to be in one of Sammy’s favorite pirate movies (ok, so it turns out a lot of people like the movie, which BTW, was #2 of the 3). They even put the kids to work…. […]

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The Natural…

26 August 2007

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…he already knows how to use it. Switched from TV to radio last night all on his own. (It also serves in a dual capacity: remote and teether.)

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I’m such a hypocrite!

23 August 2007

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Ok, so those who read know how critical I am of public schooling. Well, the complete truth is that Mika and Sammy will kinda sorta be enrolled as public school students…albeit through the Columbia Virtual Academy (on the other side of the state!). All that means is that their homeschooling will be a little overseen, […]

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Another reason it’s great to be an American

23 August 2007

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“In one of history’s more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission….” Full story here. Yes, you read that right. No reincarnating without the state’s permission. And how exactly would one get this permission? Is there a three-part form they must fill out and mail in, […]

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Anniversary!

23 August 2007

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Today marks our 10-year anniversary. Would love to say that it will be a day filled with alone time, romance, and extravagant gifts…but alas, well, no. There are the normal daily responsibilities of work, taking care of the kids, the house, etc that kinda take priority. But that’s not to say there won’t be any […]

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Now even less…

22 August 2007

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Have now exceeded the 33%-of-goal level for this diet. 🙂

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The Era of Fake Coughing…

20 August 2007

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Josh’s newest form of communication: fake coughing. Woke up this morning, and was the first thing he did laying in bed. Sound like a cross between laughing and coughing, so he’ll need to work on that… 🙂

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