Monthly Archives: November 2009

Re-homing our Home school

Thank god and Greyhound we’re here. Our valuables are here. Our animals, except the sheep, are moved/rehomed/cared for. And finally, finally we have a place for schoolwork and school books and all the accompanying plethora of stuff that comes along … Continue reading

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Why I Am Thankful

1. The rat we smell in the kitchen is so obviously dead. 2. Because of the rat, we pulled out the stove and found the rat poison underneath it. Before a cat did. 3. None of the cats has eaten … Continue reading

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Culture Shock…Me, Not Them.

1. Travis can walk to the 7-11 and does. 2. Martina immediately begins sleeping over at my cousin’s house. She doesn’t really bother to say goodbye. 3. Man in my yard petting my goat. Really. 4. Travis already has a … Continue reading

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What Ida Dragged In

Just the day before the storm this was a field with nothing in it but grass. What do people think about when they throw this into the river? That was rhetorical. I know what they think: Nothing. Wow. The storm … Continue reading

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Dear Friends and Fellow Celebrants

Christmas is coming. The commercials on television, radio and oozing through the ether make it clear: Buy. Buy now. Buy more. Back in the Olden Days, Christmas had manners. Christmas held the door for Thanksgiving and waited politely for the … Continue reading

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This Morning in Chesapeake

Things are getting better all the time.

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My Big Blue Friend

I’ve been obsessing about how we are supposed to recycle when the SPSA truck ignores us and we don’t have a recycling bin and the plant is closing anyway. Today though, the City of Chesapeake delivered this lovely guy. It … Continue reading

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