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Date : February 2011

Roller Over (the other way)

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Published on: 2011.02.27

Last week, I reported that Rebecca had rolled from her front to back. Yesterday, she rolled from her back to her tummy, though it required a lot more work. The first rollover was by accident; she had just raised up her head and kind of fell to one side, then completed the roll to her[…]

Another Car Trip & Yard Work

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Published on: 2011.02.25

I forgot to mention (I think) that on Tuesday, Rebecca received another RSV shot. This one really upset her, more so than all the previous shots. She was fussy throughout the day. That afternoon, I had to get my car inspected since the sticker was about to expire, and my oil needed changing. When I[…]

Baby’s First Day Trip

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Published on: 2011.02.24

My wife and I had been planning for a while now to take Rebecca on a “test road trip”, since our daughter has mostly been a stay-at-home baby since her release from NICU. Background: Rebecca was born about seven weeks early, with an immature immune system and premature lungs, right at the start of RSV[…]

Updates

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Published on: 2011.02.24

I’ve updated my two recent entries about the deaths of Elmo Pierce (here) and his mother Carol Pierce (here) to add more biographical information and to add in Sister Pierce’s correct age. Though my wife and I were physically and financially able to drive up for Uncle Elmo’s funeral, we elected not to do so[…]

All Shipments Have Arrived

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Published on: 2011.02.22

I mentioned previously that my wife and I had ordered several products online recently, and that a few of them showed up strangely late. As it turns out, only two shipments were very late, while most were at least a little late. In my continuing effort to overthink and overanalyze everything, see the quick summary[…]

Elmo Pierce (1935-2011)

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Published on: 2011.02.21

On the day of his mother’s funeral, Elmo Fleming Pierce died, at the age of 75. Carol “Sister” Pierce died Friday, and her funeral was today. My Uncle Elmo, who had been suffering from cancer for quite some time, was expected to live for a few more weeks, but didn’t make it past today.  […]

Even Warmer

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Published on: 2011.02.21

Today, the forecast high was (still is!) 77°F, though our current temperature is 82°F. Instead of the early morning clouds giving way to afternoon sun, today has been sunny all day. The grass is starting to grow again (though the weeds are growing faster, I admit). I think Rebecca likes the warmer weather, other than[…]

Sister Pierce (1909-2011)

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Published on: 2011.02.18

Carol “Sister” Pierce, Nov. 22, 2007 Bowlegs Methodist Church, Bowlegs, Okla. (Copyright © 2007 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) I learned this evening that Sister Pierce (as she was known throughout my lifetime) died this morning. She lived on her own, and took care of herself until very recently. I remember in 2007[…]

Rolled Over

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Published on: 2011.02.18

Rebecca rolled over for the first time this afternoon. When I picked her up from her nap, she was on her side and I assumed Mommy had placed her on her side. No. My wife said she’d placed her on her tummy. A little later, while preparing for Rebecca’s bath, I laid her down on[…]

More Overnights

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Published on: 2011.02.17

Last night and tonight, my wife’s working overnight shifts. The main pitfall of her job here is the unpredictable and sometimes nonsensical schedule. But she does get extra pay for the night shift, so there’s a bonus. Rebecca woke up yesterday evening just after my wife left, and cried very sadly. She just looked around[…]

Late Christmas

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Published on: 2011.02.16

As my family members will remember, I’ve always been a proponent of celebrating Christmas at any time of year. When I edited a newsletter in the 1990s (called “T.I.C.”, for The Inner Circle), we published our Christmas issue in July. This year, it wasn’t by choice, but we’re only now celebrating Christmas. During November and[…]

Warm Weather

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Published on: 2011.02.15

Ever since the warm weather returned (almost a week ago now), we’ve been enjoying it. We’ve taken Rebecca outside for at least a few minutes every day, which she seems to enjoy. We went on another walk Sunday afternoon, on the as-of-yet-unfinished trails nearby: (Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)

Four Months

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Published on: 2011.02.11

Today, Rebecca is four months old. In some ways it seems like a whirlwind few weeks, and in other ways it feels like she’s been here forever. Today, she had her four-month checkup with the pediatrician and got her four-month immunizations (two by needle and one orally). As usual, she was pretty upset by it,[…]

Just Cold

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Published on: 2011.02.09

I guess my wife and I are still too new to this part of the country to understand a few things. Today, all area schools and quite a few businesses were closed for weather. The news reported: “The roads were like ice skating rinks” and showed footage of cars upside down in ditches. Tomorrow, schools[…]

Baby’s First Super Bowl

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Published on: 2011.02.07

Yesterday, Rebecca watched her first Super Bowl, or at least the second half. She slept through the first half. When she was awake, she enjoyed the moving flashing colors on the screen, and she watched me closely as I reacted to the game. Sorry to say, our Steelers didn’t perform well. My prediction was Steelers[…]

Extra Shelf

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Published on: 2011.02.05

The hall closet in our house seemed to be missing the top shelf. It’s not really; all the houses built by Centex have this problem in their hall closets; we’ve seen half a dozen model homes, and watched others being built. There are four shelves, starting at the bottom, but not quite getting to the[…]

First Snow

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Published on: 2011.02.04

Last night, snow began falling at about 9:30 p.m., then changed over to sleet, and back to snow. By morning, we had almost an inch. It’s the first snow we’ve seen since moving into the new house, and only the second snow since moving to Killeen in 2009. My wife left for work around 4:45[…]

Grateful (2011.02.03)

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Published on: 2011.02.03

So far, we have survived our winter “storm” without much of a hitch. The word “storm” is in quotes because I normally don’t consider it a “storm” if the only weather event was “it got really cold”, but I guess “storm” fits in headlines more easily. Our local newspaper has reported the existence of a[…]

I Jinxed It

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Published on: 2011.02.01

Just a few days ago, I said: “…all the weather forecasts we’ve watched for the past several months have been surprisingly accurate.” So they had to be wrong this week. Both AccuWeather and Weather.com got it wrong this time. Both said our warmth would hang around through sometime today, and the cold front would move[…]

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