Tag Archives: family

When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
I wrote this in 40 minutes before work at 5AM – please excuse any offensive uses or misuses of grammar.  mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. That Catholic upbringing was good for something,…

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Time to let the balloons go –

April 8, 2003 – the most exciting and fearful day for me and my husband. It was the day our son came home from an almost four month stay in the Neonatal ICU.  He came with stitches, tubes, a mickey … Continue reading

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Nanutza ~

I was going to have my Mom read over this post and correct any ‘mis-memories’ in the narrative – but then decided that sometimes the best stories are the ones that we have always believed, regardless if some of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Sauce – Even on a Saturday

This post is dedicated to my Nanny – she passed away 2 years ago this November, I wish she was around to eat some pasta with me. I love you Nannutza!  Oh how I love making sauce. Every weekend in … Continue reading

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Bloggers for Movember – For my Grandfather

In support of my friend over at A Clown on Fire and in honor of Movember, a campaign to raise awareness for the fight against prostate cancer and issues regarding men’s mental health, I dedicate this post to my grandfather. … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell

This is my long post of the week – and it will not be accompanied by any pictures because I’m fairly certain this baby ain’t gonna be “Freshly Pressed”… So let us begin…. It is said that the Road to … Continue reading

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Smart Boy

This post is dedicated the family that changed the course of our family’s lives – Dr. G, his super fantastic spouse E and their son, Smart Boy. They know who they are. I’m not entirely sure where this post will … Continue reading

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The Carrot Dog Story ~ a Tale of Skepticism and Amazement

Anyone that has any kind of contact with me, either in person or on Facebook, has probably heard me extol the deliciousness of carrot dogs.  I LOVE CARROT DOGS!!  What might you ask are carrot dogs?  That’s easy – they’re … Continue reading

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