Category Archives: Family ties

Happy Harry Day

Tonight I take Cat, Queenie, and two of Cat’s friends to the midnight opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. In IMAX 3D, because that was the only theater that had five tickets available. First we will … Continue reading

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Good Night, Betty

Mr. Fixit’s grandmother died on Sunday morning. We were expecting the news. She had been very sick for several days, and it was a testament to her strength that she survived as long as she did. But it was still … Continue reading

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All Hail the Queen

Today is Queen Bee’s eighth birthday. Lest this statement conjure up visions of a happy child delightedly anticipating presents, cake and special attention – let me remind you this is my Queen Bee, who is already showing signs of being an … Continue reading

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Jack-O-Lantern Smile

Tonka lost his first tooth today. Twice. After it was out, Queen Bee managed to convince him to take it into the bathroom to wash it. There was really no need – it was so ready to fall out that … Continue reading

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Love Celebrates

  Will compliment for money This morning started with Mr. Fixit extracting compliments and good wishes out of the kids in exchange for li xi stuffed with crisp bills and foil-wrapped chocolate coins. By the time I came downstairs, the … Continue reading

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Love is Kinship; Kinship is Love

Yesterday morning as I tidied my kitchen I wondered what to post about for Love Thursday. I picked up a book I had just finished, and set it aside to loan to my cousin the next time I see her. … Continue reading

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Harry, Hairy and Merry

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Oh hello, there. Nice of you to drop in. Don’t mind the mess, it’s been a little busy around here. Would you like a glass of eggnog, or a slightly stale Christmas cookie? How about a Christmas brownie? Oh that? … Continue reading

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