My Rebelious Non-Post

January 6, 2018

This isn’t the post you’re looking for. Nope. I’ve been writing a post all day and the magic just isn’t there and I can’t find it and I’m sick of trying so I’M LOWERING THE BAR. NO POST FROM ME TODAY. HA! Pbthththththth. ;P And the moment I decided not […]

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Quiet Revolutions

January 5, 2018

Wow, I love the message in this article — but if you click on the link at the end of my pontificating, you have to PROMISE me that you aren’t going to let old politics get in the way. The election that must not be named is over. It really is. This […]

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Running out of ziplock baggies

January 4, 2018

Setting: Living room couches. Props: Laptop and assorted minions running in and out. Situation: Placing the bi-monthly SamsClub order online so we can waltz in at some point tomorrow and trade our children’s inheritances for, like, half the store. Mr Smith: Do we need ziplocks? Mrs Smith: YES. Mr Smith: […]

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My Favorite Christmas Present

January 3, 2018

It was 11am Christmas morning. Chilly inside the house downstairs. I was wearing a hoodie, even. Chilly in the hammock in the shady backyard. The backyard is always shady in our new digs, have I mentioned that yet? <blissful sigh of happiness> Then I went out the front door and got […]

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Big changes

January 2, 2018

First and foremost, wow. Big changes this year, and we’re only 2 days into it. President Monson just died. He was an apostle literally longer than I’ve been alive, and has been the leader of our church for the last 9 years. Here’s the lds.newsroom.org link, but in case the […]

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Being Weird

January 2, 2018

Sometimes Mr Smith and I get the same wacky idea and it sticks. Our poor children… What they have to put up with… Introducing: Our Weird Christmas. The tale actually begins the year before. [All the pictures here are from that year, too.] The whole month of December 2016 was […]

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Long Term Gains

January 1, 2018

The more I look back on my life, the more I see that some of my long-term wisest decisions were lowering the bar. Like Mr G and reading. That little selfie-taker up there sort of got interested in reading around age 5, emphasis on “sort of.” I more or less pulled […]

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