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16 May, 2008

Observations upon waking

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

“I wish they had bookmarks for dreams…” said Sarah, rubbing her eyes. “I was having a really good one.”


On today’s agenda:

– dissection of owl pellets
– birthday party prep
– gathering items for a Sunday garage sale


3 Responses to "Observations upon waking"

1 | porter

May 16th, 2008 at 8:20 am


i wish the same thing! i love the way kids think.

huh? owl pellets, am i missing something?

2 | Kristina

May 16th, 2008 at 8:32 am


Sarah, I love that! Your quote made my day!

3 | andrea

May 16th, 2008 at 9:58 am


Porter – Owl pellets were being dissected at school this morning, so I volunteered.

Now I’m baking the birthday cake. A ruler fell into the batter. (You won’t tell anyone, will you?)

K: thanks! It made my day too.

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