Category Archives: shish

I Am Thankful for Fish

Remember back in January when I got my trash kicked by a group of 3-year-olds at church? Well, the following week Dan and I had a planning meeting, aimed at finding a way to take the power back… in love, … Continue reading

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They want a cat. Or a dog or a bat or a snail or a crab. They just want something to love. And given how baby hungry I’ve been since my sister gave birth to a little piece of heaven … Continue reading

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One is Better than None

My friend Emily had knee surgery today so we wanted to do something nice for her. My efforts involved lasagna and spinach salad. Laylee’s efforts were more on point. She offered to come and read to her since she can’t … Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well JackAgain

Poor Jack is dead. Poor JackAgain is dead. I noticed him laying on the bottom of the bowl a few days ago, his untouched pellets swollen on the surface of the water. This is not unusual for JackAgain. He will … Continue reading

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Into the Drink

Guess who swam across a lake at 7:00 this morning and now has algae-looking stuff in unmentionable places? Not naming names. Follow my eyes. I’ve been casually training for a triathlon I’m not going to compete in because my ladies … Continue reading

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Get an Omnivore – STAT!

We were driving by the animal hospital the other day when Laylee pointed excitedly, “Look mom. Look. That’s the vegetarian. If JackAgain is ever sick, we’ve GOTTA take him to the vegetarian!” It seems reasonable. They’d probably get along okay, … Continue reading

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