Rapport…

rapport |raˈpôr, rə-| noun a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well. I still have very fond memories of who my best friend was when I was a kid. Our mothers were friends, we attended the same school together, starting at preschool all the way up to 8th grade, her mom coached us both in soccer, we […]

…Surprise

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surprise |sə(r)ˈprīz| n. an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing Road trips are the best. They are even more fun when you makes stops along the way at all the places you’ve always driven by and said, “next time” to. You may have a destination in mind, but the journey there is what makes the trip so much more memorable. […]

…Sea

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sea noun the expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth’s surface and surrounds its landmasses. Why are we so mesmerized by ginormous fish tanks? Why do people young and old, stop dead in their tracks to stare longingly at ocean life. I think it’s because the ocean is so vast, so beautiful, […]

…Sunday

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Sunday |ˈsəndā, -dē| noun the day of the week before Monday and following Saturday Spent this beautiful Sunday morning enjoying the ocean air with my son. We did some climbing too. He’s ruined his third pair of pants crawling and climbing up, over, under, and through things. Sutro Baths is a perfect spot for my little rock climber. October is getting busy […]

…Bella

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Bella noun beloved dog on ranch in Montana I never had a pet growing up, was a mom to a labrador dog for a short time in my twenties, had roommates with pets, but not much else. Most of my long term friends will tell you that I am pretty petrified of animals, dogs especially. […]

…Apricots

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apricot |ˈapriˌkät, ˈāpri-| noun  a juicy, soft fruit, resembling a small peach, of an orange-yellow color I spent the morning with my son and niece in an apricot orchard. The trees were bare but the ground was riddled with left behind apricots. Some were “yucky” in terms of my niece, others shriveled up, others unripe. We were able to find about […]

…Sand Dollars

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sand dollar noun  flattened sea urchin that lives partly buried in sand “Remember when you were little and we collected the sand dollars that were covering the shore at the beach,” my mother says to me this morning. As many know my memory, not so great, so no I didn’t remember this memory, but decided I wanted to make this […]

…Weekend

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weekend |ˈwēkˌend|noun the period from Friday evening through Sunday evening, esp. regarded as a time for leisure I love long weekends. Unfortunately all the plans I’d made for this one were foiled. First it was a trip down to Long Beach, CA to spend time with my best friends and their boys. Next a trip up to Fort Bragg to visit […]

…Determination

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determination |diˌtərməˈnāSHən| noun firmness of purpose; resoluteness  He started out slow, actually he was crying the first thirty minutes, but after some lunch (go figure) my son was ready and willing to find his perfect pumpkin. My son’s Auntie Rie came with us to Lemos Farm this weekend to beat the crowds before the big pumpkin festival in Half Moon Bay in […]

…Moves

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move |mo͞ov| verb  go in a specified direction or manner; change position  My son and I tried to soak in some of this unusual hot weather in San Francisco this weekend, by attending the Presidio Off the Grid food truck event. We picked up a grilled cheese sandwich and some ice cream. My boy was more concerned about dancing […]