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Hit it

Posted on February 10, 2013

Last week was chock full of sick kids, wild scenarios and, well, just about everything but the snowfall that was predicted. Saturday Sean had a gig in Lake George from 4-8pm, unusually early on account of Winter Festival. I decided to take the girls and make a night of it. The venue is right on the lake and there was a 6:30 firework show planned. We began the night at a table just off to the side from the stage. Finley was transfixed. Ave was out of her mind excited. Briar was cool, but brimming with joy. We were all together. The fireworks were spectacular. We got closer. We danced. By 9 o’clock we were all back at home doing bedtime together and feeling tired,…

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Distractions

Posted on February 3, 2013

A week and a half ago I told Briar we could go to get her hair trimmed. I had thought that we’d go on that first Saturday morning. An unexpected guest, a work commitment, and a sick sister kept cutting in and preventing the outing. Each night I’d watch her brush her teeth, grown-out, pin-straight bangs slipping over her glasses. I wanted to make the hair cut happen, I wanted the time alone with her. What happened? Five weeks ago I bought nail polish remover and clear nail polish with the intent of painting my toe nails that same night. Each morning when I reach beneath the bathroom counter to grab my make-up I see the basket of nail painting stuff and I cringe.…

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