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Taking BandAid Off

There is  no way that you don't know that a year ago Boston was shaken to it's core because of bombings at the Boston Marathon Finish Line. It was national news but more importantly it was our local news. You never wake up expecting that your city will be faced with something so terrible. 

The difference between local news and national news though, is that even when the rest of the country wasn't actively thinking about the Boston Marathon of 2013, here at home we thought of it everyday. Everyday we thought about the victims. Everyday we collectively watched as those physically and mentally injured, healed.  

There have been a lot of tears in Boston this year. 

Yesterday, the third Monday of April 2014, like every third Monday before it for the past 118 years; was Marathon Monday. 

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Spring, Sprang, Sprung

It's here. I know it's here because the Crocus are here, the first official sign of spring because you can't count on the weather man. I have missed the sun. The warm air. Being outside. 

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Kindergarten in Boston

During the Kindergarten registration process, months ago in Boston, I was told notice would be sent out in mid-March. This is a big deal. Half of the families registering for a K1 (which is a pre K) spot in Boston, don't get assigned a seat at all. For us, that would mean a third year paying out of pocket for preschool that we can't really even afford. 

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Sick Days

This  winter season has totally kicked my ass, because there is no better way to say that. It's just true. I have been more sick then healthy. My children have had everything from the cold to pneumonia. I haven't run in the past 2 weeks. I am eating comfort food...you know for comfort. 

I have now completely given up on looking my very best by the end of April. There is no way I'm shedding 5 pounds let alone 10, right? Who am I kidding. My nose is red and running and my eyes are glazed, I am in the misery of the common cold. I hope this is the last one. I just hope I can get healthy before my trip to Atlanta. No one wants to take a business card from a lady with snot all over her face. 

Speaking of business cards. I haven't even started designing my new ones yet. 

First it was sick kids. Then, a death in our family took me out of town completely spur of the moment. Then my mother was here, sick. Now i am sick. 

Being a sick mother means I still have to get dressed and take Coraline to ballet class and preschool. She has an appt. for speech evaluation on Friday. We have an IEP meeting this month. I have a doctors appointment, next week. Oh and Game of Thrones is coming back on Sunday, so obviously i'm pretty booked. 

I'm wondering how my cards will turn out if I design them while on cold medicine and while drinking a hot toddy?

Big Apple Circus {review}

If you don't want to read my entire review of The Big Apple Circus I will just start by saying, do yourself a huge favor and buy tickets now. You won't want to miss it, it is amazing. 

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The Checklist

There is a certain amount of parental freedom that comes with your children getting older.  At ages 4.5 and 2.5, freedom for me means I can be on the second floor while my children are downstairs. Once, things like folding laundry and cleaning the bathroom (only one, upstairs) were unthinkable.

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