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Melissa Luznicky Garrett
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Last night I had one of the scariest, creepiest dreams I've had in a long time, from which I woke up screaming and that left me with an unshakable feeling of unease long into the day.  Back story: Last summer we put our ho...
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It was the young girl, with her curious and discerning eye, who first noticed the slip of paper, rolled up and secured in a clear, plastic vial to protect it from the elements. With nimble fingers, she worked it free from its...
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Busy, busy, busy! 
Wake up. Shower. Put on pjs. Dry hair. Fix coffee. Drink coffee while watching the weather. Wake up youngest. Put youngest in tub. Make lunch for youngest. Say good morning to husband. Turn on reptile lights. Wake up son. Let...
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After my youngest daughter's gymnastics class last evening, her coach approached me and basically said it's time to move her to the competitive team. Currently my daughter is enrolled in Level 1 pre-team. Unbeknownst to me, h...
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What's going on in your garden?
Today has been, without question, the most beautiful day of 2015 so far here in Ithaca. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and it's a warm 65 degrees. Let's all breathe a collective sigh of relief: Ahhhh!  My mother vis...
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My weekly garden update, to show how time and patience are rewarded. Find all the updates here: http://www.mlgarrett.blogspot.com/search/label/Garden%202015 
I spent several hours today transplanting seedlings, as well as planting new seeds. This coming weekend I hope to gather supplies in order to build another raised bed, and then order a cubic yard of soil/compost. We're still ...
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My daughter is a published author!
My youngest daughter's fourth grade class spent time researching and writing non-fiction books earlier this school year. Influenced by her older brother's passion for reptiles, she chose to write about the Gaboon viper. We ha...
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Some days I ask my kids what I should blog about. My son very quickly said I should blog about reptiles (big surprise!) today, more specifically his bearded dragon named Sticky.  Sticky was a surprise gift for my s...
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There's a large willow tree that takes center stage on our back hill. Suffice it to say, the photos below do not quite do its size justice. This tree - and the forest surrounding it - has always felt magical. I experience an ...
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Use the image (copyright Melissa Luznicky Garrett) to write your own short story. Leave it in the comments section of this post, or publish it on your own site or page. Don't forget to tag it #ShortStorySaturday and leave a link where I can read it. 
It had been twenty years, but she relived that moment twice each day as she made the long trek between home and work, work and home. On cold winter days, when the sky hung low and oppressive in shades of gray, she reflected o...
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Why my family is learning to be more independent. 
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Day 102 - Garden Update
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Today has been, without question, the most beautiful day of 2015 so far here in Ithaca. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and it's a warm

Day 77 - New Addition!
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Meet Riley, the newest addition to my budding herpetologist's collection of reptiles. She joins Perry the ball python, Sticky the bearded dr

Day 48 - Thank Goodness for Grandparents
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The kids are off school this week, and while my oldest is recovering from last week's tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (she's been in signifi

Day 40 - Snow Day, Take Two
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As the kids and I were shoveling our Very Long Driveway earlier today, using nothing but our snow shovels and good ole fashioned elbow greas

Day 39 - The Snow Never Bothered Them, Anyway
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At "feels like" 33 degrees, it is a relatively warm day in upstate New York. However we are under a winter storm warning until Tuesday morni

Day 38 - "You Have No Power Over Me"
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I've been dealing with a contrary reader lately. Though never particularly rude, this young, know-it-all reader nevertheless needles and tes

Day 37 - Fifty Shades of Doubt
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When the erotic novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY debuted, I felt no shortage of annoyance, anger, and jealousy that this book was receiving so muc

Day 36 - Positive Thinking
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It's about this time of year when my hatred of winter multiplies exponentially on an almost daily basis. Gusty winds and blowing snow. Negat

Day 35 - A Return
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My husband and I met last Tuesday with the Committee on Special Education regarding the possibility of securing a recommendation to an area

Day 34 - Required Reading
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I was wondering what I should blog about today when the subject matter practically fell in my lap. It appears that Harper Lee, author of the

Day 33 - Snow Day!
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Local forecasters have, for days, been talking about a snow storm predicted to charge across the central states and up through Pennsylvania

Day 32 - The Journey Begins
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Today is February 1st, which means two things: 1. I blogged the entire month of January, making steady and consistent progress on my self-im

Day 31 - The Mystery of the Missing Wallet
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My husband is forever misplacing things, especially his keys, phone, and wallet. I could say it's an endearing character flaw, goodness know

Day 30 - Commenting Etiquette
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I've been a member of Wattpad for the past four months. Having decided to "write to query" after years of self-publishing, I severed my excl

Day 29 - Cautiously Optimistic
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After another full day at the Cornell Animal Hospital, Perry the Ball Python is now home. His prolapse was successfully reduced and reinsert

Day 28 - Tears & Angst
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Monday evening, my son's ball python Perry suffered his third prolapse in the space of three months. The first time it happened in November,

Day 27 - Risk Assessment
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Did you ever have one of those days you knew would go to pot the moment you opened your eyes? Today was one of those days. It's not that I w

Day 26 - Blizzard 2015
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I've lived in upstate New York for going on fourteen years. Before then, I lived in North Carolina, Kansas, Georgia, and Washington State. T

Day 25 - Duped
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It occurred to me the other day, as I was opening the door for the hundredth time in an hour, that I'm possibly being duped . . . by my dogs

Day 24 - George Lucas
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Teen: "We should name the rooster George Lucas." Me: "George Lucas?" Teen: "Yeah." Me: "Do you even know who George Lucas is?" Teen: "George