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A Weekend in D.C. & Annapolis, Part 2

After two days of museums, it was nice to have an unscheduled day and Annapolis is a perfect city to wander about. The nation’s capitol used to be in Annapolis from 1783-1784. The capitol building is beautifully maintained and it’s definitely worth exploring. George Washington resigned his commission as general here. The downtown area is very walkable with brick sidewalks, local shops and old homes. I don’t know what it is about old homes, but I just love them. There’s…

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A Weekend in D.C. & Annapolis: Part 1

Genevieve turned 13 and Greg & I have been planning a bat mitzvah of sorts for this special birthday. We decided on Washington D.C. & Annapolis for a sampler platter of history, some quality togetherness, and to spend time with our friends in the area. And let me tell you that after raising four children day in and day out, it sure is nice to have some quality time with just one kiddo. We arrived Thursday night and spent our…

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The Teen.

My baby turns 13 today. I remember the first time I looked in the mirror at myself after she was born. “People are going to know me as ‘Genevieve’s mom'”. And the thought of me–as Genevieve’s mom–both thrilled and overwhelmed me. She’s always been shy and sweet. I know she’s growing up and how we relate to each other will change.   I am proud of her–proud to be her mom. She is kind, smart and so talented. She’s so…

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For a decent portion of my childhood, I wanted to own an orchard, tend a flock of sheep and live off the grid. I planned to make a living from the profits of fruit and wool and never want for anything or anybody. Yes, alone in the middle of nowhere–that was my dream. Maybe I’d learn to make delicious preserves, or devise an ingenious new grafting method to yield better fruit. It’s likely I’d win an award for said grafting,…

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