Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Last week I wrote a grumpy post that was supposed to be an encouraging post. I started it encouraging, read it again yesterday and realized I shouldn’t have been writing a blog post when I was tired and depressed. Instead of sounding okay with the fact that sometimes people move out of our lives for …

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Parents: “Let’s go blueberry picking!” Almost 13-year old: “Yeah, fine. Okay.” Almost 5-year old: “Yeah! Blueberries!” Parents: “We’re here! Where should we pick? Here again? Like last year? Okay!” Outside the car, all reflecting on how it’s as hot as it was last year and noticing arms and legs feel like licorce that’s been sitting …

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We really haven’t done anything this summer and I’ve felt guilty about it, but part of the time it couldn’t be helped. This has been a fairly hot, humid summer and going outside to frolic in the fields hasn’t really been an option. Of course, one has to be cautious about frolicking in fields around …

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“I’M NOT DOING ANY MORE SCHOOL WORK UNTIL MY BROTHER SITS NEXT TO ME AT THE TABLE!!” Her little voice pierced my eardrums and grated on my nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard. Papers, pencils, and crayons scattered across the floor with a swift move of her fierce little hand. Next, she took aim at …

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Scrolling down through Instagram and there is the writer I could have had got to know better but chose not to, for various reasons. And there she is promoting a friend’s book yet again. I look at her post and I wonder if  that book could have been mine if I hadn’t decided to step …

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It’s been a while since Mom has let me take over the blog. For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m Zooma the Wonder Dog and from time to time I like to take over the blog so you have something actually interesting to read. Shhh…don’t tell Mom I said that. You …

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“Mama, I have something to show you,” you said while I was trying to cook dinner one night. “Um..not now, honey. I have to cook dinner,” I told you. “But moooom…” you sighed and rolled your eyes with your head tilted back like you had been doing a lot lately. I sighed myself, without the …

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This post is part of the Sunday Salon, which is a group of bloggers who join together one day of the week to share what they’re reading, watching or simply what’s up in their life, although it’s mainly about what they are reading. I’m finally finishing some books I started months ago and either wandered …

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