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micheleomega
minneapolis
writer/photographer/scrapbook designer/mama/wife/etc
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i reflected on henry's last first day of school of his high school years, but then i drifted away and got busy and didn't give the same time to my girl. my seventh grader. she seemed to grow up so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Work In Progress
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it's been a long time since i've written anything down, and i hate that it's a habit i no longer have. for years, most of my day was spent documenting memories and stories, writing down facts and milestones about the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Work In Progress
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i should have known. two weeks ago, when i was super pumped that harp had officially landed on and committed to a look for her new, more grown-up room, i should have known it wouldn't stick. i mean, i've known... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Work In Progress
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it's that time of year again, when i list all the fantastic things that could be a mother's day gift! this year, i'll be sitting in the bleachers at a swim meet on mother's day, so i should really wish... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Work In Progress
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tap tap tap ... is this thing on? a nearly four-month hiatus was unintentional, but life's like that sometimes. seriously, though ... how long and exhausting and existentially brutal have the past four months been?! but now it's time for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Work In Progress
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christmas has come and gone, and with it, so too has snowflake. our last 10 days with her and gray kitty looked a little like this: day 16: snowflake and gray kitty were simply hanging out on a wreath at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Work In Progress
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it's about to get really snowy and really REALLY cold around here in the next 24-72 hours. snowflake may want to just hang out at our place for the weekend and skip the trip back up north. i'll have harp... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Work In Progress
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it's december. the year is winding down (which ... how?? already??), and the start of this month brings the high school swim season, dodgy weather, marc's busy season (well, busier than normal.), the holidays, and snowflake. hey there, snowflake. harper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Work In Progress
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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