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A visit to Maxine’s house

November 11th, 2012 by Joyce

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If you give a mouse a cookie

August 29th, 2011 by Joyce · 1 Comment

  he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.  If you give us a clogged condensate line coming from our air conditioner last Sunday night just after we send C&D to bed, we’ll realize that we can’t really unplug it.  So, we use a hacksaw and cut it open.  We could just add a […]

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Veggies at our house in the afternoon

July 13th, 2011 by Joyce

This summer, the rhythm of our weeks goes like this:  Dancing on Monday. Swim class and pool play on Tuesday, then meetings many Tuesday evenings.  Lunchtime book club at Rice on Wednesday, followed by friends and veggies at our house in the afternoon.  Swim class again on Thursday, then rushing to the allergist for my […]

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Just another day at home/school

February 25th, 2011 by Joyce · 3 Comments

When people find out I homeschool, one of the first questions they usually ask is, “What curriculum do you use?” I’m getting used to answering the question, just like I had to learn how to answer the question that inevitably came after “Are they twins?”: “Are they identical?” No, they’re not identical. Without getting too […]

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Transportation Funding

February 25th, 2011 by Matt

I got perhaps more involved than I thought I would in a decision by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) on how to divide up transportation funds. In brief, H-GAC is a council of city and county governments for the region, and the Transportation Policy Council of that group was deciding how to spend hundreds of […]

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Busy Bees

February 19th, 2011 by Joyce

After last week’s weather with temperatures that dropped into the 20’s,  this week has been pleasant, almost too warm.  The song of the birds rises above the city traffic, and the bees are madly dashing about, searching for bits of nectar.  At home we’re juggling several projects, not especially well, and I’ve got little piles […]

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George Ranch and the new swing

January 8th, 2011 by Matt

Friends and fresh air today. The new swing at the Sharecropper’s Cabin made the morning perfect. Matt took these photos. I celebrated four years of AVM-ness by driving home.  I didn’t like it, and was beyond grateful and relieved to finally pull into the driveway, but . . . I did it.  I’ll try again […]

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