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Flashback Funny: The Six-Year-Old plays checkers

The Six-Year-Old, flush with victory after trouncing Mommyo in a game of checkers: “This Checkers game is fun. But Checkers with Cookies would be even better.” My snickerdoodles versus Daddyo’s chocolate chip cookies.  A cookie match-up for the ages. Anyone up for a … Continue reading

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How to cat: Enjoying a proper spot of sun 

Always keep two paws in the sunbeam.  Rotate paws as necessary.  And ignore the paparazzi.   Ah, summer. 

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It’s hot

We were having an A/C outage and a heat wave on Friday when I sat down to prepare today’s post, and consequently I very quickly became too hot to hold a laptop as long as it would take to produce … Continue reading

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Your Friday Construction Update: Gaslights

This week, while swapping out the cloth-bound electrical wiring in our new bathroom for something a bit newer, my contractor paused just long enough to show me this:  That copper-ish colored pipe sticking out of our bathroom ceiling is a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: View from the Shedd

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Caterpickles Central has become a construction zone

Somehow I had failed to appreciate the extent to which remodeling the bathroom next door would affect my office.  See that black screen under the dust wrap? Yeah, that’s exactly what you think it is.  Foolishly I had expected to … Continue reading

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“Mommyo, did you run out of questions?”

Nope. I’ve simply been taken hostage by our tax return. Caterpickles will resume regular posting once I escape this paper forest.

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Wordless Wednesdays: The challenges of picking up with a cat

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Mommyo messes up The Seven-Year-Old’s schedule … AGAIN

The Seven-Year-Old, angrily, to the sound of much paper sloshing around underfoot: “Why does she mess up my schedule like this? I have a schedule book and nowhere in it does it say ‘Clean your room’!” Related Links: Operation Paper … Continue reading

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Chicago strikes again

Ouch. I’d hoped we were done with that. Before we moved here, I blew off Chicago winters. Boston typically gets Chicago weather two days later, and since I had lived in the Boston area for nearly 14 years, I had … Continue reading

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