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Spot

You all remember "Spot" right? Click here to or Here  refresh your memory. Its kind of a running joke between us, the whole "Spot" thing. He actually signs her daily sheets with "Spot" instead of his real name. He's been LB's teacher at her daycare for almost a year now. She runs to hug him in… Continue reading Spot

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The Sticker Chart

Some of you remember the Love & Logic class Roofie and I were court ordered to participate in. He never finished it, but I received a little certificate which my former boss told me to keep in case I ever want to get a job in counseling, education or early childhood fields. About a week after… Continue reading The Sticker Chart

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Birthday interview with LB

I'm 27 today. I've  been out of high school 9 years, college 5 years. I'm just about 3 years into Mommyhood. I've had a mailing address in Colorado since 1996. I've lived on both East and West coasts. I asked my co-workers if they remember anything in particular about their Twenty Seventh year. 3 of them got married… Continue reading Birthday interview with LB

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Buffet for the soul

My daughter really is amazing. Mostly I just think of her as a very adaptable, intelligent, out-going, observant little 2 and a half year old. Every compliment she receives, I usually brush off with a "oh, stop." I'm the one who needs to stop, because she deserves every bit of praise. Its hard to stop and… Continue reading Buffet for the soul

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Back to it

First day back to work was exhausting. I didn't stop answering the phone or filling out paperwork all day long. After a few hours though, you kind of get into your groove, like a runner at mile 11 in a marathon. Maybe I can track thisenjoyment back to my days as a pizza delivery girl, or waiting… Continue reading Back to it

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His Puppet Master

We didn't go to court today. Since the recusal was granted, all further contact with our previous judge was canceled. Now we have to wait for February. We got hit with another helluva blizzard today and my phone was ringing off the hook with parents wondering if we were gonna let school out early. We… Continue reading His Puppet Master

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Blondie

During mediation, Rooferman threw a curve ball, insisting that he "never said he moved out" and I "totally misunderstood" what he was trying to say. Apparently he stayed with "a buddy" for one night and he and Blondie are still living together at their old house. This doesn't explain why he didn't want me to… Continue reading Blondie

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Christmas Tree Euphoria

My 2nd post is up at Rocky Mountain Moms Blog. I have yet to be syndicated like the fabulous April did with this amazing post, but that's ok.  We're instructed to write about how the economy is affecting our holiday, so I'll be attempting  a meaningful post soon. LB and I bought our Christmas tree… Continue reading Christmas Tree Euphoria

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Weird

There were only 6 people at the Love & Logic class this week. Rooferman also called me twice during the class, so I was distracted and unfocused after that. He's offered to drive LB home twice now, last night and Sunday night. Its weird. He blantantly refused to drive LB home on Thanksgiving after I… Continue reading Weird