Category Archives: random rants

hello there

Have you been looking for me? I’m still here. Well, not here HERE.  But, I am here in the great big world of blogging. Even if you weren’t looking for me or wondering where I stepped off to, I needed … Continue reading

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becoming a runner

I have no recollection of ever being a runner. In high school, I conceded against my will to what the teacher was requesting and would begrudgingly round the track at a sloth’s pace. And, I would happily switch to a … Continue reading

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back at it

Here I am. Yes, I’m still alive. Yes, my family is still intact. The last 12 (!?) months have actually been rather unremarkable. It’s been pleasantly predictable and comfortable. Just the way I like it. But, I’ve missed this place. … Continue reading

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2012 in review stats

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 39,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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camden is famous!

Camden has found that the drawers in the kitchen are filled with a wondrous array of goodies – cloth napkins, tupperware, spoons, you name it… Oh, and then there is the  drawer with a loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread! I … Continue reading

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carbon footprint 2011

Now, that it is May and we are approaching the hump of 2012, I figured it was time to unveil the Ferry Family’s Carbon Footprint for 2011.  This is my annual tradition (albeit one that it is usually done much … Continue reading

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lucky number 7

Happy SEVEN month birthday to our roly-poly, swingy, crawly, smiley, giggly, teethy cutie Camden Rose!  You are a joy!

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rainy day activity #1

It rains a lot in Washington.  It’s not the torrential downpours of the southeast where the heavens seem to open from above, gutters overflow in seconds and you are literally soaked to the bone walking from sidewalk to doorstep.  That … Continue reading

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big kids

Beckett is big for her age.  She was born an average size (8 pounds, 20 inches), but shot up around the 9-month mark.  She hovers in the 200th percentile (whatever these numbers mean?!?) and is now the height of an … Continue reading

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i gotta go

Politeness is a virtue that deserves a lot of emphasis.  The common courtesies of “please” and “thank you” go a long way, but even a simple acknowledgement shouldn’t be overlooked.  For all its simplicity, politeness pulls together so many other … Continue reading

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