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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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With the Mayor

May 20th, 2011 by Joyce · 2 Comments

Bike to Work Day, at Houston City Hall.  Transition Houston members with Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston: Even though we’ve talked about it before, C&D have a hard time grasping the role of a mayor.  Mayor Parker happens to be a Rice alumna; that’s something C&D definitely understand, since they’re on campus at least once […]

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March 31st, 2011 by Matt

As these aren’t stellar pictures Matt didn’t use them for his previous blog entry, but I decided to post them here, anyway. They demonstrate how hard it is not to smile wide when you’re being pulled down the street on a pony. Yee-haw.

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Static on the line

February 6th, 2011 by Matt

Static on our phone lately, and I think we finally figured out why. To the best of our knowledge, the two black wires near the bottom of the page are the phone line to our place (and that of our neighbor, whose home was built at the same time). Both travel under the ground in […]

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Wrong answer

January 21st, 2010 by Joyce

C&D love the book Pelle’s New Suit.  In the story Pelle discovers that his clothes have gotten too small.  He shears his sheep and then exchanges favors with his family and neighbors to get the wool cleaned, carded, dyed, woven, and finally sewn into a new suit.  The story serves as a nice example of […]

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I’m such a rockin’ Mommy

October 1st, 2009 by Joyce

I drew a picture of a feller buncher on David’s underwear.  I even drew a cut pine tree with it.  I’d take a picture of my artwork, but he’s wearing the underwear already. In other news, today I washed the sheets.  And threw my new MP3 player in there with them.  And I ran the […]

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