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micheleomega
minneapolis
writer/photographer/scrapbook designer/mama/wife/etc
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i need to complete this round-up of our trip to ecuador before the chaos of thanksgiving/high school swim season/christmas/end of school year/graduations/first grandchild hits. because yes, it will probably go that fast. but first, YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS, CUBS!!!!! just had to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Work In Progress
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i'm almost done. i swear. but ... it was 10 days. that's a lot of stuff to cover. the trip to otavalo was a really great day. the ride there was through some amazing topography ... we were coming out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Work In Progress
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part 1 ... part 2 ... life intrudes ... part 3: our next big outing in ecuador was to mitad del mundo ... the center of the world ... the equator. there are two centers of the earth, apparently ...... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Work In Progress
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i left you hanging halfway through our bus tour of quito. but i did mention that our next stop was el panecillo, sooo ... the drive from the basilica to el panecillo - the name of a 200m tall volcanic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Work In Progress
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when i was a senior in high school, my mom decided to take a class at the local university. one night, she came home from class and said to me, "there is this boy in my class, and he doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Work In Progress
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we woke up this morning - around 3 a.m. - to a massive thunderstorm. lightning, thunder, relentless rain. at 6 a.m., when my alarm went off, the weather was equally forceful. the perfect way to start the first day of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Work In Progress
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ten days before july ends and we start the lightning-fast slide to the end of summer, here is a brief look at where we are and what we've accomplished in the past two months. to recap: harper's room was going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Work In Progress
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the day i've been dreading for nine months has arrived, no matter how much i willed it to not happen. it's the last day of school. not that i'm not looking forward to having more time with the kids. (though,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Work In Progress
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confession: i'm a little obsessed with my gardens right now. i wander out a few times a day just to see if anything has bloomed. so far, the only thing that has are the little eggs ... so while i... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Work In Progress
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summer is nearly here, the school year is winding down, the days are longer and warmer, and the garden is about to enter Act II. the lilacs and bleeding hearts are on their way out, and my shade-loving friends (ie... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Work In Progress
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mother's day turned out to be a lovely one. i slept in - made it all the way to 7:49! - and had a quiet cup of coffee before everyone else awoke. then we all got ready for the day,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Work In Progress
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it has come to my attention that mothers' day is coming. (actually, i was informed of the date after i registered harper for a swim meet that would take place on the holiday, and when i told my family what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Work In Progress
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have you ever checked out the real estate firm douglas elliman? if you are a house voyeur like i am, this company is the holy grail, especially for dream vacation living. my usual preferred style is more new england (which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Work In Progress
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i mentioned awhile back (uh ... almost a year ago) that harper is done with a "girly" room, and is ready to move on to more age-appropriate decor. her request: a wolf den. my suggestion: maybe not so much "wolf... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Work In Progress
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one month ago, i wrote that we were almost done with swimming - sectional finals were that night, maybe state ... we were close to a break. well ... we had sectional finals. henry was sitting in a great spot... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Work In Progress
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so - hiya. i've been taking a break from blogging, but not for any sort of big secret reason. i've just been too busy. there are a million things to do during the day ... really exciting things like laundry!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Work In Progress
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as soon as january comes to a close, i start to get itchy for spring and lightness. specifically, i crave a little pink in my life. not a lot ... there may have been a clause in the marriage contract... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Work In Progress
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i get so many emails from people who have seen our house on pinterest and ask for floor plans, who built it, do we love this choice or that choice, what have we changed/added since moving in. for the interest:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Work In Progress
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i'll wrap up snowflake's month with us, and then go into christmas in a day or two. also, i took some updated pix of the house, so that is coming, too! bonus: the house was all christmasy and sparkly at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Work In Progress
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another long week almost in the books. swim meet tonight, busy tomorrow, busy sunday. then ... with any luck ... relaxing and enjoying next week. fingers crossed. while we were all crazy this week, here's what snowflake got herself into:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Work In Progress
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longest. week. ever. but snowflake showed up every single morning, like a good elf. she deserves christmas brownie points. or brownies. maybe green ones. bit i digress. or i'm just really tired. where was i? snowflake. okay: day 5: she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Work In Progress
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well, she's back. and here we go again. we got home from indiana on sunday night ... a good quick trip to celebrate thanksgiving with marc's family, then monday we were thrust back into madness. high school swimming started, harp's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Work In Progress
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fall in minnesota. to borrow vernacular from the kids: i. can't. even. i find myself stopping at windows, just staring out across the yard. i mean, really ... wouldn't you? i even managed to squeeze in five minutes with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Work In Progress
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back in may, for mother's day, i requested a walk through my favorite minneapolis neighborhood to look at all the beautiful old homes near lake harriet. while we were walking, we noticed one of the houses was completely wrapped up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Work In Progress
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all last year, i freaked out about the whole "my kid is in high school!" thing. the idea that henry is almost out the door and on his way into adulthood - and into the years when he doesn't need... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Work In Progress