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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Monthly Archives: October 2009

“i want to bring DIS show and tell”

“Show and tell” is a big deal to Will.  (Scratch that–to ALL preschoolers.)  The first month we were aware of show and tell, Will he wanted to bring his knuffle bunny.  So I sent him with the knuffle bunny and the two stories about knuffle bunny.  A perfectly good show and tell. A toy plus […]

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Old Blog Posts: October 2009

halloween It’s Halloween, and it’s one of our favorite holidays.  Mainly because Will loves pumpkins SO MUCH and costumes SO MUCH and we all love Papa Murphey’s jack-o-lantern pizza SO MUCH. Last year Will said “Happy Ween!” and “Trick Treat” and “Pums” and this year it’s all “Happy Halloween” “Trick or Treat!” and “Pumpkins” (or […]

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umm mommy? we’re crashing!

We went into town tonight to buy a tempurpedic mattress (one of my life’s goals).   In town, there was no snow on the ground.  Here, we’ve got around 6 inches.  Will and I had driven out in it, so I knew what to expect as we drove home.  In other words, as you cross into […]

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After two weeks in our new house, here’s what we have unpacked: the kitchen the master bathroom Here’s what we’ve accomplished in terms of all the work that needs to be done in the kitchen (spackling, priming, painting the walls, painting the trim, painting the ceiling): painted the built-in so I’d have a place for […]

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I always thought that the reason my housekeeping skills were a little on the sloppy side was that I am a working mom.  In the past, I’ve been known to go to bed, not only with the dishes undone, but the dishes still sitting on the table where we left them, with the dirty and […]

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I went to the University of Washington, where giant class sizes are the norm.  For all classes outside of my major, I went through college with the following philosophy:  you can either go to class or do the readings.  It is a waste of time to do both. This was, by and large, a massively […]

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