Author Archives: Lara Jo

Monday, Monday.

In true Monday fashion, I didn’t get to the computer to write a post until Tuesday morning. So you MIGHT be getting two posts for the price of one today…that is, if I manage to put together a Tuesday post! Pretty soon I will be backsliding to the point where I have to do five […]

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Sunday is really my Monday.

I was in such a bad mood today and I think I realized why. Sunday is my Monday because Saturday is my “day off.” So today officially marks the beginning of my week and the long slog towards another lovely Saturday. Lord. I sound terrible. You know I love these kids, right? But I do […]

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Sam’s Birthday.

What a roller coaster of a day. First, the very good news: my cousin came through surgery with flying colors. Our food offering was delivered today around 11 am and I was pleased as punch seeing it sitting on their kitchen counter, taking up so much space. Best possible outcome we could have hoped for […]

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Every day can’t be a winner.

This wasn’t the greatest of days. One of my favorite cousins got terrifying news — he has some sort of growth on his heart and will be going in for open heart surgery tomorrow morning. Such a shocker. He’s in his mid thirties. Five kids. Ugh. Breaking my heart. In the periphery of that news was the […]

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These apes need a little more socialization.

The kids and I went over to visit my cousin, Pete’s, wife and kids today — they live not even a mile away from us but things have been so busy for both families we haven’t managed to get the kids together before now. They have a daughter who is almost exactly the twins’ age […]

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