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Stinkydog · 4W ago

Oh, the agony

"YOU MADE US DO THIS LAST YEAR, WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO IT THIS YEAR?""THE SUN IS BLINDING ME FROM BEHIND THE CLOUDS.""sob""I AM SMILING, MOM, THROUGH MY TEARS.""IF I GET STUNG BY AN ANGRY BEE,...
Stinkydog · 1M ago

9 things I really like about you

Today, Hopper Augustus Hovland is nine years old.  On Valentine's Day, his teacher had us parents write a "love letter" to our kids telling them at least five things we love about them, and ...
Stinkydog · 2M ago

Life at 3 weeks

The puppies are three weeks old tomorrow. I would say that it doesn't seem like it's been that long, but it seems somehow both THAT long and not very long at all. I'm a little frustrated bec...
Stinkydog · 3M ago

Seven

This one is seven today.  Yesterday, he came up to me and said, "You know, I really like having a birthday, but the downside is: every year you have one, you're a little bit closer to death....
Stinkydog · 3M ago

The Vanilla Ice Jokes Just Write Themselves

I had plans for Sugarplum, my pregnant foster to give birth over the extended MLK weekend. My plan WAS:  she could give birth on like, Saturday, or Sunday even and I would be able to be ther...
Stinkydog · 3M ago

Hovland-isms

It's been a while since I posted some of the funny things my kids said when they were little, but rest assured, as the years pass, their language skills keep developing, but they're still Ho...
Stinkydog · 3M ago

Beginnings

First week of January is already history and this just goes to show you how unable I am to keep even the simplest of New Year's Resolutions (to blog once a week).  This is why I don't do res...
Stinkydog · 6M ago

It seemed like a good idea at the time

So, I know it's been a while. I've been in a place where I haven't had the time to sit down and write. Why, you ask? Because every spare second of every day that I have that isn't spent at m...
Stinkydog · 8M ago

Battle of the Ponds, Farm Days 5-7

The last post was farm days 1-3 and this is days 5-6. There was a day 4, but it was spent huddling under blankets as it poured rain most of the day, which doesn't sound like all that much fu...
Stinkydog · 8M ago

Farm Days 2017, Days 1-3

The boys have been at the Farm since Mid-July. I know. I would have written some sort of celebratory post featuring pictures of me in a hottub eating lobster tails and drinking champagne, bu...