Monthly Archives: November 2007

High School basketball?

H was asked to move up to the High School basketball team. Her best friend already made the move up…(her school has a bball program that is in a building stage…lots of middle school players but not many high school). … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations…starting over!

Went up to the attic a couple of weeks ago to check out the Christmas decorations. Since we’re in our new house, suddenly all my old stuff just seems, well, OLD. For the last few years, I’ve just been hauling … Continue reading

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Today in watercolor class we did “printing”…we painted onto plexiglass, one color at a time, and pressed the watercolor paper onto it to “print” the painting twice. So the first painting has more color, and the second one less. I … Continue reading

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Why is it that we give human characteristics to our dogs?

Rosie is walking around the house looking for Jake… Why is it that we give human characteristics to our dogs? My Mother-in-law called and said that Jake missed Rosie. After spending about 6 hours looking at each other like they … Continue reading

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Doesn’t get better than this!

Aaaahhhhhhh…. Company’s gone, bags are almost packed, played cards with my family, went on a beautiful run in the mountains, took a loooonnng, wrinkle inducing bubble bath (with an extra cold diet coke…too early for wine), put on my most … Continue reading

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Now I have to start thinking about Christmas

Well, Thanksgiving is over. The in-laws and my parents will be leaving today and driving to Florida and Tennessee, respectively. It’s been a wonderful holiday…no fights or awkwardness at all. (Except when I shrieked in horror when my mom doubled … Continue reading

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Cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 7 people in a little tiny kitchen…

We’re having Thanksgiving at our new mountain vacation home. My parents, my in-laws, my dear hubby and daughter. Usually we do thanksgiving at my in-laws, Christmas at my parents (husband’s family’s Jewish, we’re Christian, so it makes more sense). We’re … Continue reading

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Teenage girls are slobs!

This weekend H had a friend stay with us. Her parents went out of town, so we picked her up from school on Friday and she stayed till Sunday. Of course, H loves having friends over…since she’s an only child, … Continue reading

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Who should teach our kids good manners?

Researchers have found that 10 basic social skills such as taking turns, listening and simply being nice are just as important to children’s academic success as the subjects they study, and that students can and should be learning these skills … Continue reading

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Credit Recovery Classes…Give me a Break!

As if our public schools in Nashville need more tools to help kids graduate who can’t read or write… Nashville Public Schools have a program called “credit recovery”. If students fail a core class they can retake it if they … Continue reading

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