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Springtime!

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I heart bdays!

Nana reading Eowyn and Coco 'The very surly ladybird'!

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We have just been at the hospital. Around my mother-in-law Sue's bed were her husband Ben, her children Benjamin and Kat, her grandchildren Eowyn and Cosette, and three of her four siblings, Carol, David and Stephen with their families Leela, Jack, and Josh, and Lloyd, and me. She said: "The doctors told me today I have come to the beginning of the end of my life. I want to laugh, and enjoy beautiful moments with you all. I want you to ask me questions and talk about it. Megan has taught me, and Benjamin, and Kat, that we need to talk and talk and talk and communicate openly and not close up and hide and pretend. I'm not in pain, they have my pain medication under control. Pray that my impacted bowel opens." Her oncologist explained that end stage ovarian cancer involves the abdomen being filled with rolled oats like pieces of cancer - it doesn't attack organs, just spreads in the abdomen. It is causing Sue's bowel to be impacted - he said that if it opens no…
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I love to have a beer with Mary!
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Good dumpstering today!
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That's my man!
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Alki Beach
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Puget Sound on a sunny winter's day!
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Baby Fara
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Blog City!
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SOMEBODY is practising her new writing talents on the wall with permanent marker... And the consequence is ...
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Harp is such a magical, melifluous instrument...
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Happy Valentines!

"Sorry"

WOW! A moment in history I’ve longed for and dreamed of happened today. The Australian Parliament apologised to Indigenous Australians for the atrocities committed against them since colonisation. In 1997, an aspiring young journalist, I interviewed Sir Ronald Wilson. He envisioned a Sorry Day, where non-Indigenous Australians looked into the eyes of Indigenous Australians and expressed sorrow for the pain inflicted, the dispossession, the slaughtering, the breaking up of families, the stealing of a generation. After interviewing Indigenous Australians all across the country, Sir Ronald Wilson in the Stolen Generation Report recommended an official apology. John Howard, in response to this, one of the most significant pieces of research in Australian history, ignored its recommendations, sacked Sir Ronald Wilson as head of the Human Rights Commission and crushed the hope of a people who had just begun to think for the first time that the Australian government was going to listen to th…
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Eowyn's 100th day of kindergarten! Jimmy jammy day! Mummy and Daddy and Coco are SO proud of our kindergarten girl!
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Grandma and Gump gave Coco this marvelous book, 'The Very Surly Ladybird'! THANKS!
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We like hotels!
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Katie wearing Coco's boa and tiara at Teatro Zinzanni:)
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Coco wearing the wonderful green top Rachel and Victor gave her! Actually, she informs me, She's NOT Coco, She's a baby birdie!
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Boa Galiculas
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nath treats coco to a chocolate truffle
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The 4 year old! In the groovy skirt Godmother Becca made!
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Preparing for the morrow, celebrating Coco!
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3 year old!