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Surfing Sunday 10.15

Thank you all for the love, prayers, and good wishes for Annabel! She is doing SO WELL and should be fine to resume all of her regular activities tomorrow. It was a stressful week, one that I don’t think has fully hit me. James had a lot to do with that – on Tuesday morning,…

Déjà Vu

Last Monday I received a call from the elementary school nurse. Annabel was in her office, complaining of a bad headache, lethargy, and body aches. I picked her up from school, and when we got home she went straight to her bedroom and slept for hours. The next morning, she had a bit of a…

Surfing Sunday 10.08

This week felt like it was four months long. On top of all of the horrible things that happened in the country this week, Annabel is very sick with strep and pneumonia. We spent a lot of time in urgent care with her this weekend (why do kids always get sick on the weekends?), and we’ll…

There Actually Are Things We Can Do About Gun Violence

I knew after my last post that I’d get some people saying, “But WHAT can we do? What laws or regulations would stop gun violence?” Well, I made a list of suggestions. Let’s make one thing clear from the start – no law or regulation will stop all crime. The point of common-sense gun regulations…

Stop Making Excuses

Here I am, again, struggling with what to say after yet another mass shooting in this country. Since I wrote about the horrific mass-murder at the Pulse Nightclub in June of 2016, there have been 521 mass shootings. In four-hundred-something days, 585 people have been killed and 2,156 have been injured in mass shootings. I am…

Surfing Sunday 10.01

It’s October, yay! I am excited to start putting up my Halloween decorations today. I haven’t had the best few weeks, so I am going to be working on getting my mojo back with some crafting this month. I always seem to fall away from the things that make me happy when I’m not doing…

Itsa Mario At Disneyland Yahoo!

We’ve been going to the Disneyland Halloween Party for years – we even went with Maddie back in 2008. We weren’t able to swing it in 2016, so we were especially excited to go this year. As for our group costume, when James asked Mike if he’d go as the Luigi to his Mario, we…

Surfing Sunday 09.24

Last night I attended my 20th high school reunion! It was such a trip to see so many old friends in the same place. I thought the reunion might be somewhat anti-climactic since we all keep up with each other on Facebook, but it wasn’t at all. And even though I text and email and…

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