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It was so worth it….

It's basketball season. It's a climate controlled sport unlike lacrosse. It's an indoor, confined sport, unlike lacrosse. It's a pad-less lightweight uniform sport unlike lacrosse yet all these factors make it a warm and sweaty sporty, unlike lacrosse. I love when Jack plays LAX and I love basketball too but I thought I would get reprieve from jock-stink. LAX is outdoors, open space, fresh air and even with the stink of wet pads and smelly guys who leave their 'cups'…

Apple and the Tree

Can I just brag for a second?  I have two children and I love all there is to love about them. I love the sarcasm that slips from Amelia every once in a while and her zest for what's right and just plain passion.  I love Jack's smile, the way he shoots a basketball and his curly hair that sticks up all over.  That being said, they can drive me flat out berserk.  Every once in a while, when you think all hope…

Really Jack? (and Amelia too)

(and so the gene pool passes on) I have written many blogs about my husband, poor guy, and have either titled them, "Really Chip?", or referred to "Really Chip?" within  a blog.  Jack is a mixture of my traits and Chip's...sadly the gene pool is what it is and it is Jack. Yesterday my phone rang I see the caller ID is the middle school.  I answer the phone and hear that voice with this story: "OK Mom, so I…

Bow your head for Tessio

On Sunday morning, we had a death in the family. Jack's fish Tessio was found on the kitchen counter...he jumped to his death. I went to feed the fish, as I do every morning after walking Izzy. We named our fish after the characters in The Godfather. So far, we have lost Luca Brasi, Fat Clemenza and Sonny.  We have a new Beta fish but no-one can remember his name, I think it is Barzini.  Anyway, I cannot find the big goldfish…