Crunchy Thoughts

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November 29, 2013
by Carrie
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the tree, 2013

Friends, Alabamians, countrymen; Lend me your eyes! I come to decorate the tree, not to praise it. The evil that cats do live after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Renton (and … Continue reading

November 17, 2013
by Carrie
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catless

‘Tis a rare thing to find a Carrie in a house without cats. I was born into a house with a cat, and that same cat was with me all the way to my senior year in high school. There … Continue reading

October 31, 2013
by Carrie
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in limbo

A few days ago I was feeling ambitious as I loaded both kids and an irritated Hermione into the car. Somehow I was going to keep the kids calm and quiet in an exciting new place as Hermione had a … Continue reading

April 8, 2013
by Carrie
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and like that

This past week has been very tough. Very tough, indeed. Along with the usual detritus of life: sick members of the family, doctor’s appointments, THINGS to FIND for SCHOOL; the Williams household shrank by one when Renton passed away on … Continue reading

March 17, 2013
by Carrie
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sleepy kitty, happy kitty, purr purr purr

Over the past month, everybody has been sick in this house except for me (*knock on wood*). Perhaps I paid my dues plus interest last January. While the virus ran through the family, attacking Lydia, then Sam, and finally Steven … Continue reading

December 24, 2011
by Carrie
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Christmas Eve 2011

Times Cats Have Eaten Tree and Barfed: 6, 7, 20?? Times Cats Have Eaten Bits of Present Wrapping and Barfed: 0 Presents Children Have Opened: 0.5 (caught in the act) Presents Children Have Found:1 Ornaments Children Have Broken: 0

December 24, 2010
by Carrie
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Christmas 2010; numbers update

Times Cats Have Eaten Tree and Barfed: 5 Times Cats Have Eaten Bits of Present Wrapping and Barfed: 3 Presents Cats Have Opened: 0 Presents Children Have Found:1 Ornaments Children Have Broken: 1 Christmas Snow Threat: YES

December 11, 2010
by Carrie
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the tree, 2010

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: I proclaim thee “The Tree, 2010!” Lights:2600 Times Cats Have Eaten Tree and Barfed: 3 Presents Cats Have Opened: 0 Ornaments Children Have Broken: 1

June 1, 2010
by Carrie
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they always find the cat people

Over the past few years the soil around our house foundation settled, which created an annoying cave underneath our sidewalk and front porch. We’ve been meaning to get it filled back in, but it’s in a tricky spot so we … Continue reading