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Ode to My Mom

Several years ago, my mom took on an enormous Christmas gift project.  She compiled a set of spiral-bound books containing all the music we used to perform as a family… for each of her SEVEN children.  We each now have books for violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello and piano, with pieces ranging from bridal marches to religious stuff… Continue reading Ode to My Mom


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Lofty Meal Plans Part 2 – Breakfast and Lunch

This is me trying to improve upon last school year.  We did ok toward the beginning of the year, but soon settled in to many months of rushed mornings and the same PBJB* day after day after day.  Eventually we finished out the year with buying school lunch every day.  And there’s nothing wrong with that,… Continue reading Lofty Meal Plans Part 2 – Breakfast and Lunch

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My Lofty Meal Plans for This Year – Part 1

WARNING: I am not the sort of person who should be giving out advice about what to eat/feed your family or how to pull it off.  I am terrible at getting dinner on the table and we do NOT eat super healthy around here. However, just like anybody else, I have to figure out what we’re going to… Continue reading My Lofty Meal Plans for This Year – Part 1

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They’re Out There Cleaning!

There is no way to adequately describe how I’m feeling right now.  I’m in my room, getting ready for swim lessons, and outside my door I can hear the vacuum going and the clinking of clean glasses being put away in the cupboard. There are people here, cleaning.  People other than me.  Little people, who live… Continue reading They’re Out There Cleaning!