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3/31/06

on March 31st, 2006 by mark

Five years ago tonight–just about right now (8:33 P.M.), Peanut entered the world. What a joy! She’s feeling much better today after a rough go of sinus infection and she got to spend time with her mommy most of the day after school. Mom made her a beautiful birthday cake–looked like a sail boat–of which […]

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Nuts

on March 29th, 2006 by mark

Update: Good morning. A day off from work today as I planned to go to Disneyland with the family. However, the kid simply isn’t better yet and she still has the wheeze, a cough, etc. Mom made the decision to postpone the day so we’re home giving breathing treatments to a very sad little girl. […]

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Bumps in the road

on March 28th, 2006 by mark

Where to begin? Well, with the obvious. We cancelled the hotel in Anaheim for reasons mentioned below. Sad as it was, Peanut’s not ready for an overnighter at the Happiest Place on Earth. If the weather holds, and that’s a big if–we will still go tomorrow and spend the day, coming home tomorrow evening. This […]

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The jury is out…

on March 27th, 2006 by mark

Real-time worry, I suppose. We’re planning a Disneyland trip for Peanut’s 5th birthday and it’s set for this Wednesday. We have a hotel reservation on Wednesday night and everything. But the cough and wheeze stuff that hit Friday keeps us on our toes. She is a lot better. No denying it, she is a lot […]

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The best weekend.

on March 26th, 2006 by mark

I’ve always been of the belief that what makes food and wine so wonderful is the company in which you share it. Yeah, I like to have a glass of wine occasionally by myself before bed or with dinner or whatever–but, when good friends can get together and share good food and wine, there is […]

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Notes from a wet weekend

on March 25th, 2006 by mark

Well, Peanut slept–and even slept in! It was a quiet night, no coughing–and so she’s feeling a bit better. She still doesn’t want to take her breathing treatments, which are longish right now because there can be up to three meds in them, but they are really helping knock down the wheeze. So–we will go […]

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Parenting is 24/7/365–and that's just fine.

on March 24th, 2006 by mark

Home from work to check on the family. We’ve all been nailed with this awful cold cum bronchitis or lung thing. I’m mostly over mine and Sue is coming out of it. Well, now it’s Peanut’s turn. As I’ve written before, Peanut can on occasion get sick and get it lodged in her lungs. This […]

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Easter People 2

on March 23rd, 2006 by mark

We bid Max farewell today. One week ago this night, Max died. He was 11 years old and had been fighting and struggling with cancer since a few years ago. It was a sad, mournful day. And yet, Max’s parents, David and Tracey and their three daughters Ilsa, Lena and Emily all came into the […]

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Easter People

on March 22nd, 2006 by mark

All this–and Pizza, too. I’m a pizza-holic. A bonafide Junkie. Haven’t met a pizza I don’t like. Even mediocre pizza is good pizza. As my pal Scott and I often say, “the only thing better than pizza and beer–is free pizza and beer.” So tonight, after being busy at work and not taking time to […]

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Shut Up

on March 20th, 2006 by mark

In the throws of the end of a day in which my daughter danced a recital and I had to go to a teacher “in-service” (John Steinbeck’s words always come to mind), and I am led to think it is sillier and sillier to make education into the political football it is. Here’s the bottom […]

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