Canning

I remember canning peaches and pears with my grandma and mom at the end of each summer. It is one of my favorite memories. The day was usually hot, as most days in late summer usually are. The boxes of peaches and pears seemed like a mini mountain to me. I enjoyed doing the peaches […]

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Home Depot

If you have ever been to a Home Depot on the first Saturday of the month then you have probably noticed the kids workshop that they put on. It’s organized chaos really. The concept is great, design a craft that kids can build/construct, and give the kit to kids with their own Home Depot Apron […]

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“Exca”

We don’t watch much TV at our house. Very little in fact. We watch the Bronco games, often we record it and fast forward through most of it. And then Clint and I will watch Master Chef and Biggest Loser, but other than occasionally (like once every two weeks) turning on the news while getting […]

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Why I love the ER

I think there are very few places where one gets a full view and breadth of society. I think the ER is one of them. Emergencies (or urgencies, or sometimes just plain drama) happen to everyone no matter age, race, sex, religion, or socio economic status. And they don’t happen at scheduled intervals either. Last […]

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Emergency…or not

I work in the Emergency Room, I spent four years training in one of the busiest ERs in the country, one that use to be known as the “Knife and Gun Club”. I see and take care of and treat emergencies on a daily basis at work. I really enjoy emergencies, I don’t think I’m […]

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Thank you sir…

Dear Sir- I’m sure this wasn’t your dream profession when you were little. It may be something you are doing in-between jobs, it may be something to pay the bills, or it’s just a job that needs to get done and you happen to be the one to do it. At times I bet you […]

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Learning to speak

Some people have the ability to learn languages and pick up the sounds, nuances, and all that goes into speaking and understanding a language fairly easily. In college I lived with a girl who was American, grew up in Argentina, was a French major and was taking German “for fun”. My other roommate was a […]

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Uh oh…

Nothing like hearing those words makes a mommy stop. “Uh oh” was the second word that Leighton learned how to say (his first was Daisy, the name of our dog). For Caedmon it was his first word. Caedmon is at the stage where he uses it often. Most of the time it is not a […]

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