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Entries from January 2004

Alabama Alaska Arizona

January 31st, 2004 · 3 Comments

Dean’s coming to town today. We already had other plans but I wish I could take the girls and go. Not that three little kids could probably sit quietly during the Town Hall meeting without wiggling or screaming (ha!). What I want to do though is to educate them about the political process. The younger [...]

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Tags: homeschool

Craving Scandinavia?

January 31st, 2004 · 1 Comment

Well if you’re stuck in the Seattle area without a ticket to Oslo but with a lust for lutefisk, the easiest thing to do might be a trip to Poulsbo, a Scandinavian-themed town across the bridge from Bainbridge Island. Having never been to Norway, I don’t have any idea how much it resembles this little [...]

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Tags: places

Stormy day

January 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

It was a wet day. The kind of day that gives Seattle its reputation. Water everywhere. The kind of day best enjoyed by staying in bed rather than vernturing outside. I’ve got webbed feet but not flippers. Speaking of feet, I let Abigail go to dance class while wearing only Mary Janes and no socks [...]

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Tags: Uncategorized

I’d know that feeling anywhere

January 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

finding a Cheerio on the floor smashed under foot

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Tags: motherhood

Overheard

January 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

I was jogging around the block one morning when I heard loud music coming from one of the houses under construction. The radio was blaring “Sweet Home Alabama” and someone was singing along, in a nice shower voice, echoing through the whole plywood frame of a home. I could have given a complaint – hey [...]

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Tags: journal