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I Love Good Mail

When I opened the mailbox and saw the return address of U.S. Government Official Mail my heart did a momentary, panicked stop. What now?! Then I opened, saw my tattered birth certificate and realized that my key to leaving this place was inside. Oh yes, it was my passport! I’m unnecessarily excited, but after all […]

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Glad it isn’t Me This Time

We’ve got a new baby in the family! My youngest sister had her second child yesterday–a boy they named Alexander Paul. I’m an auntie 8 times over now. How fun is that?! To make it blog related…. I will have to figure out a way to see the babe before we leave the States.

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Snail’s Pace

We have received a few donations now (latest from an internet friend-$75); sure does make me feel better about the whole idea, especially since family support is none too strong. I also managed to score another big sewing job, so that certainly helps. Of course, it leaves me with little time to finish homework, which […]

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Of Course I Worry; I’m a Mom

Buying the plane tickets, or rather deciding about buying the tickets, has got to be the most stress-inducing part. So far, at least. Purchasing tickets for any flight has always caused me serious anxiety; life tends to throw hurdles when I least expect it and, although it has never happened, I always buy tickets expecting […]

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Blech

Migraines, financial ghosts from the past and last-minute homework are disturbing my plans and I don’t like it.

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Leakage

So it seems that word is getting out to family that I hadn’t intended to inform of our plans quite yet. First my ex-in-laws found out when their son (the kids’ father) emailed them, Has excited about our trip. Oops. So I brought it up and explained it to everyone at the dinner table a […]

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Pah!

Thursday After meeting up with cheap nfl jerseys a woman about a new job I’m taking on (reviewing family movies), I headed off to school, then work at OLI to make some copies, then back to get the kids out of school early so we could get to the passport office and in line before […]

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Slowly But Surely

Having to deal with the rules regarding proof that the kids are mine alone has been more work than I figured it would be. I’ve visited the court house twice; the first time, the fellow there had no idea what I would need to provide proof. The second time was today and I knew what […]

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Let the Paperwork Begin

Never having has traveled further abroad than Vancouver, British Columbia I wholesale jerseys China haven’t had a reason to get go a passport until now. cheap jerseys China So we took pictures yesterday and I manipulated them in Photoshop. I hope I got it right. I’ll take wholesale nfl jerseys them in to Fred Meyer […]

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Deciding to go to Vietnam

I’ve wanted to see beyond the Pacific ncaa Northwest for as long as I’ve been considered an adult. I married a man cheap jerseys who’d spent the previous decade traveling throughout America with his family, then settled into the Portland area, making it only as far as San Francisco in cheap nba jerseys the entire […]