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Of all the rotten dirty tricks, Bob pulled the worst.  He took the IPAD and the NOOK.  So now I can’t read my books while everyone is on holiday.  Everyone (Liz, Kat, and Bob) left for Albuquerque this morning–Liz starts her new job on Monday.  She’s going to be working at Sandia, the lucky one.  I mean that is one of the holy grails for engineering — Sandia National Research Labs.  I would like to work there.  But that job is the reason she has a new car–she has to go to work.  The grandparents are really nice–they gave her a car.  I might have made her ride a bike or take the bus.

Anyway, everyone left on vacation.  Bob and Kate are helping her drive out to New Mexico.  Then on Sunday, they take the train back home.  The chieftain is a great old engine and the timing is good. You leave Albuquerque in the afternoon, arrive in Los Angeles in the morning.  Bob and Kate have a roomette — that means they have a small cabin with two bunks or two chairs.  You can’t have both chairs and bunks at the same time.

And I get a weekend alone with the dog, two cats, a snake, and the fish.  They all like to be fed on regular intervals.  And lets not forget all the plants that might like watering at least once during the weekend.  It’s going to be nice to have some free time.  I’ll go see the new star trek movie, go to an art gallery opening, walk a new labyrinth with friends, and maybe catch up on some sleeping time.  Sounds nice.  But I won’t be reading any of my new books.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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