Monthly Archives: July 2012

PARENTING A GIFTED CHILD

You realize they are reading when they’re three.  They take a toy and turn it into something it was never meant to be while you stare in disbelief.  They will ask you questions from their carseat, that make you want … Continue reading

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JULY 4TH IN THE EMPTY NEST

We were on the road by 7:30AM.  We picked 30 lbs of blackberries and blueberries.  We were done by 10:30.  Thank goodness we started early because the dog days of summer were here.  Our 4th wasn’t traditional, except for the … Continue reading

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ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE EMPTY NEST

Dear Virginia.  Why are you trying to kill us?  It’s been over 100 degrees for 4 days now. Not that it was much cooler before it hit the 100 mark and we won’t even mention the dreaded heat index.  110, … Continue reading

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vacation

This past week I went on vacation with my family to the beach.  It has become a tradition every other year.  My parents, siblings, children, nieces and nephew meet at a house we rent in Nags Head. I realized on … Continue reading

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THE SECOND FUNDAMENTAL OF TWENTY: SALT

We were successful with Fundamental One:  Think.  Practicing mise en place works.    Now we are ready for Fundamental Two:  Salt. We promised to share our blunders as well as our successes so we will confess here that there was … Continue reading

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