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Hates misused apostrophes and the wrong form of "your."
Interests: adventure, wine, sewing, reading and editing, a great sale
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I think the time has come to end this blog. In the almost eight years that I've occupied this space, so much has changed with how we all stay in touch, how we share things and write things and, generally,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Plastic Box
I'm sorry, did you forget how Cute I was? Now that we've gotten that out of the way... It's almost Christmas (and other holidays, of course), and there is that temptation to spend randomly until we just can't spend anymore.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Plastic Box
Dear Daphne, I'm writing this letter to you, my sweet baby girl, not for the purpose of revealing details about my life prior to your birth, but so that your life has a better chance of not following the same... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Plastic Box
Don't call Child Services on me until I can explain, but yes...the TV is often on in our household. During the day while I'm working at my desk in the bedroom, Daphne is on the bed, boxed in safely with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Plastic Box
Here is what makes all of this bearable. The knowledge that THIS little face looks up to me every day and that she is going to grow up to be an amazing person (taped-up piggy face and all). :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Plastic Box
I'm in need of miracles. In a way that I don't think I'd ever thought that I would need them. What keeps me going some days is the knowledge that all of this, too, shall pass (drowning in a house... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Plastic Box
One of the Postsecrets from last Sunday. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Plastic Box
I know I already posted this on Facebook, but I just love the author's way of writing about this topic so much that I wanted to share it again. And technically being a librarian, I'm a bit biased. Of course... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Plastic Box
I know this is redundant for those of you on Facebook, but for my family & pals who only visit ye ol' blog and (gasp!) don't have Facebook accounts, I feel the need to remind.... ....of the CUTENESS. We all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Plastic Box
To clarify, I'm not at ALL faulting moms or trying to say that having a C-section is somehow "less" of a birth experience. My concern is over the incredibly rising C-section rates and the reasons behind them, many of which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Plastic Box
This summer I have known six women, myself included, who have had babies (or are having very soon) and I am the only one who experienced a vaginal delivery. Two of the women who have yet to deliver know that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Plastic Box
Not that I've been the best blogger this year, but I'm still going to use the excuse that it's harder to sit down and do it now that I have a 5-week-old baby girl. In fact, she's on my lap... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Plastic Box
It's our last weekend, most likely, before the baby arrives. We kicked it off with a double-feature Friday night, lots of sleeping in, and now a day of bumming around Beachwood, shopping and laughing and just being together with nowhere... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Plastic Box
The last two weeks have meant major progress on the nursery, so I wanted to share some more photos. We're about ready to sand, prime, and paint, and the carpet measurer has cometh from the Home Depot. Even though we'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at Plastic Box
I type this as Shannon is still outside (and will be, for quite some time), applying the last strips of Tyvek to the new sheathing he hung yesterday. Ahhh yesterday. Fourteen hours he worked on the nursery yesterday, proving to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Plastic Box
I don't know what it is about memoirs by addicts, but I can't ever seem to put them down. I'm nearing the end of Oran Canfield's Long Past Stopping, and I know that once I turn the last page I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Plastic Box
I am really starting to notice the weight of her, but am so thankful that it took 31 weeks for me to actually start to feel pregnant. Here we are, with about 10 weeks to go: Last night we had... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at Plastic Box
And so it begins. The first hammer hole in the drywall surrounding the rotted, ancient window; the first plume of insulation dust, like a celebratory firework; the first night spent covered in sweat, knowing that we are building a homey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2011 at Plastic Box
Alright, weather. You have obviously mastered the art of being 40 degrees and rainy. KUDOS! Now move on to something else, mmkay? As we have still been holed inside most days, save for those few sprinkles of sunshine and 50s/60s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Plastic Box
In case you were dying to know --- and in my new world of constant TMI as a preggie, I'm sure you were! --- my placenta is apparently "low-lying" (cue Foghat song here), which means that we had to have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Plastic Box
We are in the full throes of living up weekends that we don't have Ryan and Wesley. Realizing that our "quiet time" and "off nights" are rapidly coming to an end, our alternate Saturdays have been spent renting movies and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at Plastic Box
Suddenly, my bump has gone BUMP. Almost overnight I went from "did she just down about four milkshakes too many?" to "yeah that there is a preggo." (23 weeks and 1 day, to be exact) Thought it was about time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Plastic Box
Most days I joke that I forget that I'm pregnant until I look down. Really, this could not be going better, physically, as I haven't had any nausea, sleep trouble, eating wierdnesses, etc. Who knew! Turns out that my body... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Plastic Box
I won a national (ok AND Canada) chapbook competition in 2003, but the publishing house folded a month before it was to be printed. It crushed me. So much so that I didn't write anything for a long while. That... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at Plastic Box
So, I'm not proud ... I'll admit to you, dear readers, that I completely lost it in Ultrasound Room 2 on Tuesday morning at 7:50am. For months and months I have dreamed about nothing but baby boys, we came up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Plastic Box