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Daily Photo: Bounty

Do you ever have your finances get a little tight at Christmas time, then mistakenly get charged for a conference that your employer should have paid for, almost drain your bank account completely, can’t get the money refunded in a timely manner because the people doing the registration are in Turkey and don’t speak English, […]

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Winter Days

Hello again.  It’s been quiet around here.  I was putting off posting until I had my new camera (!!) to take pictures with.  My old one couldn’t be repaired for a reasonable price, so I found a 2nd hand upgrade.  I’m still trying to figure out how to use it, actually.  It is much less […]

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Mental Health

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Scenes From a Walk

There’s nothing like taking a leisurely family walk around the neighborhood on a Saturday morning…  Even if it’s June and you still have to wear coats! Something I love about being in Oregon: frequent chicken sightings!  One of our first orders of business when we get to England will be finding a place with a […]

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Family

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Why Not Just Ask?

As much as I am trying to stay lighthearted and sensible about all of the fun and risk and adventure and craziness coming our way, the whole ordeal is insane.  I am in school full-time, completing 12 units in 10 weeks– it’s an intense load, even life is just normal.  I can’t focus, but I […]

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Community, Expat Life, Mental Health

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Parenting Options

Real Housekeeping –Kitchen Floors–Step 1. Thoroughly sweep tiled kitchen floor. Twice.Step 2. Spray floor with light layer of cleaning spray.Step 3. Apparently inflict cruel and unusual punishment on your four year old by asking her to “go around, not through” the kitchen for the next half hour.Step 4. Fill bucket with hot water, and mop […]

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