Archive | Laughs

Extra chirpy and loud

I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track. – Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes Sometimes I have to share with you just how ridiculous I am. There are so many occasions in my life when I have to stop in my tracks and laugh at myself. […]

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A valuable quest

At my 40th birthday party a few years ago, some really creative friends hosted a “Rachel Jeopardy” game. The hilarity that this crowd pleaser generated was the setting for the photo at left. How could I not laugh at myself when they so clearly articulated who I am and what makes me tick? It’s an […]

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The decisive element

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. – Goethe Well…OK Goethe, but only if I have taken my Vitamin D3. Otherwise, all bets are off. Minneapolis Weather Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 11:25pm […]

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Rhymes with Josef and Harriet

Our friends Jeff and Anna gave birth to premature twins (27 weeks) on March 27th. Prince Josef and Princess Harriet are now home after a long stay at Children’s Hospital and are (thankfully) doing very well. The parents? Well, let’s just say that they are recovering from the shock and adjusting to their new schedules […]

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Gonna fly now

Yesterday morning Dylan was going through all of his birthday cards and came across the one that Oscar gave him. When you open the card, it starts to play the Rocky theme, “Gonna Fly Now.” Of course being the seasoned athlete I now am (yes, that’s sarcasm you hear in my voice), I immediately thought […]

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A little levity, please!

I am right now listening to my “Nature Sounds” playlist. This is what I do when I am really stressed out. When even the so-called silence around me (after the boys go to bed and Jeremy has gone to band practice) is irritating and unsettling. My head is so full of details — end-of-school-year, transitioning […]

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A beautiful day

Yesterday was a truly beautiful day. Some of it was mother’s day beautiful but much of it was simply lovely spring day beautiful. Not to say that it didn’t have its less than ideal moments. Because every day does. I felt a bit depressed because of a conversation I’d had with someone the previous day. […]

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If only

Dylan is so dang proud of his newfound ability to spell (ok ok, sometimes barely phonetically) and put his thoughts and feelings down onto paper. It’s hard to stay mad at the kid. One forgiving mom, comin’ right up. If only it was always this easy to apologize. If only it was always this easy […]

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This, and my heart beside

It’s all I have to bring to-day, This, and my heart beside, This, and my heart, and all the fields, And all the meadows wide. Be sure you count, should I forget,– Some one the sun could tell,– This, and my heart, and all the bees Which in my clover dwell. Emily Dickinson

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