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Shannon
Oklahoma
Interests: gardening, chocolate, history, watching "lost", bargain shopping, reformed theology, reading, sewing, blogging, politics, crafts of any sort, playing piano
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I mentioned I'm recovering from a pretty major hip surgery. I've debated whether to share the details here, but I have decided I will. I will document my progress as an encouraging reminder to myself that I'm healing. Also, as I prepared myself for this surgery, I didn't find a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Rocks In My Dryer
I really don't have time to get sick. And while I don't consider myself a germophobe, I'm extra careful this time of year--hand sanitizer, extra handwashing, etc. There are things to be done around here, and five days in bed with the flu just won't cut it. Unless. Unless my... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Rocks In My Dryer
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See this view? It's mine. I had major hip surgery 11 days ago (more on that later), and this particular surgery has a long and complicated recovery. LONG. Did I mention it is lengthy? I can bear zero weight on my operative leg (the right one) for a total of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Rocks In My Dryer
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I've been in a trial of late. The kind where my old nemesis anxiety sets up camp and tries to take over, and the inside of my own head becomes the battleground. And then, in addition to the trial itself, there arrives the guilt over the stickiness of the worried... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Rocks In My Dryer
I was first called "Mommy" on my 28th birthday. I had already been a mother for over three years, but my oldest child had a moderate speech delay that kept him on the toddlerish "ma-ma" longer than is probably typical. But on that day, my birthday, my preschooler suddently piped... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Rocks In My Dryer
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***This post has been syndicated at BlogHer.*** When those hospital nurses place that baby in your arms and wheel you out to your car, they give you all kinds of health tips and safety checklists. They warn you about lead paint. They warn you about tummy sleeping. They even tell... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Rocks In My Dryer
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Well, hello there, Internetland. I'm thinking about blogging again. (There. I said it.) After a long and much-needed absence from this place, I feel a nudge back. Mostly from my kids, who say they enjoy my writing (which may just be a really nice way to say that if I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Rocks In My Dryer
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Thank you for saying that, dear Sandy. I know the teenage years have their challenges, but so far, I'm enjoying my 13 year old boy more than I ever have, in his whole life.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Mystery at Rocks In My Dryer
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I'm glad they were happy tears...because it's nothing to dread! Just a different kind of happy!
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Mystery at Rocks In My Dryer
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Thanks, Aimee! You knew him when he was still a little peanut of a thing! :)
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Lisa, it will be awesome. (And smelly and expensive. But AWESOME.)
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Aw, Kelli, lovin' you too! I know you're so proud of your boy!
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My apologies to your keyboard. :)
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More sweet than bitter, I promise! There's nothing like those baby days, but watching a boy become a man? Well, it's the best show I've ever seen.
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Chin up, sister. It's a bumpy road, but the destination will be sweet!
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He walked into the kitchen while I chopped onions for dinner. He began to talk about a new video game release, and I, being distracted, gave some distant mumbles of assent. Suddenly, he walked up to me. "Mom, you look like you need a hug." Then he hugged me. And... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Rocks In My Dryer
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Please do not. I had a co-author who was the real technical brains behind the whole deal, Melanie of www.bloggingbasics101.com . But I'm so glad the book is even a little helpful!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2011 on Kelli Crowe Jones's Diary: Week 4 at kellicrowe
Love your blog and have been reading for a couple of months. In a funny small world, I was one of the authors of the TypePad for Dummies book, so I hope it's been helpful to you (I know the platform has gone through so many changes just in the 12 months since it was published!). Anyway, just thought I'd tell you that--keep up the good blogging work!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2011 on Kelli Crowe Jones's Diary: Week 4 at kellicrowe
Yes! That's it exactly. We thankfully didn't get much ice this time around, but the amount of snow is overwhelming. And Hubs has driven to work only to see snow plows STUCK IN THE SNOW. So you're absolutely right!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2011 on Cold, Cold, Cold at Rocks In My Dryer
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That's awful! You poor thing. I shoveled part of driveway, and two days later, my arms STILL hurt!
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2011 on Cold, Cold, Cold at Rocks In My Dryer
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I thought it might be a really creative idea to write a blog post about The Blizzard Of 2011, since I'm sure this notion hadn't occured to any of the other 100 million Americans affected by the storm. First, I interject the disclaimer that yes, all you people up north,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Rocks In My Dryer
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Hi, I'm Shannon. Once upon a time I blogged here, and then I took an entirely unplanned break, and then I started getting e-mails asking me if I had died. So it seemed like I should pop in and put those concerns to rest: I have not died, run away,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Rocks In My Dryer
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No, regular beadboard with a ton of waterproof/silicon backing. My husband looked up the details of how to do it in print, and I'm not sure I still have access to the resource he used. Ask around next time you're at a Lowe's/Home Depot type of store--I bet they could help you!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2010 on Aaaaand...DONE. at Rocks In My Dryer
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In February, Hubs and I started remodeling our master bathroom. More accurately, I should say that in February, Hubs and I casually wondered what was under the wallpaper, so we peeled a corner. Which revealed damaged drywall. Which revealed a roof leak. Which revealed the need to scrape popcorn from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Rocks In My Dryer
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Beautiful!