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So first of all, I have to tell you about what happened with the deer. There were about six deer milling around in my front yard the other day. I don't care if deer want to hang out in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at kiwords
This afternoon I was out in the garden, ripping out the wilted remains of plants. It was beautiful and warm and golden outside, the temperature in the sixties, late day sun slanting gold across the yard. But that's all changing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at kiwords
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This morning I took Sophia to her first day of third grade. She slipped her hand out of mine and ran ahead to exclaim hellos to her friends. Parents stood around and chatted while kids swarmed around us. Then the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at kiwords
Everyone I know who used to blog and doesn't anymore says the same thing: growing kids. When kids are little, it's easy and lighthearted to talk about their lives. When they get older, it gets unbelievably more complicated. When kids... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at kiwords
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A few weeks ago Raphael asked me if I remembered what hand he smashed in the window when he was 3. I puzzled over it, closed my eyes and tried to picture the scene, dithered for a while, then said... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at kiwords
Every spring I experience two cravings. One is to paint my fingernails. Apparently (I discovered while hanging out around on campus) people don't paint their own fingernails anymore. I can't fathom the time and money required to get manicures that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at kiwords
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About a month ago I met with a professor to arrange to be registered for the capstone course for my degree. Capstone, baby. Like, the last one. The one you take in your FINAL SEMESTER. I'm in, by the way.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at kiwords
Math Class Hey, I don't think this will be too bad. I think I can do this! I mean, I wouldn't say that I'm excited about it, but this is math for...my people. Writing Class Love. Love this. Love love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at kiwords
Cheryl, this comment made me cry! In the best possible way. Im so glad youre enjoying your classes, and so glad for both of us that it turns out that life goes on longer than I expected when *I* was 18!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on Fairly okayish! at kiwords
Tomorrow I start classes again, and so today I had planned to get everything I need to accomplish out of the way for the next four months. I didn't quite manage it. But Sophia's lunch is packed for tomorrow, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at kiwords
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Let's play a game, shall we? I'll tell you a little something that is happening in my life, and you tell me if it's weird or not. Okay? Okay! Sophia's first grade class has been talking about the idea of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at kiwords
I love Lu lunging for her carrot like an ill-mannered jerk of a horse. Love love love her. My dog is ridiculous for apple bits. Like, whenever I'm cooking anything, she stands next to me being pointedly hopeful, but if I'm cutting up apples, she actually whines. She would totally lunge for my apple if I had the poor judgement to sit down in front of her with one. Dogs are weird. Good call on French-ish's part, texting you. After all, I hear you're one of the three hottest women in the area.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2016 on Hot B in da howse at Bye Bye, Pie!
Happy birthday, dancer!
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2016 on June is not dead at Bye Bye, Pie!
I love your sweater so much. I had a rough day, so I pulled out my ancient, grey, mottled sweater that I really should retire. But it's my comfort sweater! I was looking at it sadly, wishing I could find another sweater so wonderful someday. It would never, ever, ever occur to me to make my own. I would be so very bad at that. Never. Ever.
Happy birthday, Julia! May it be positively littered with joy.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2015 on Forty-Four at Julia
I recently listened to a book with two narrators, and for the first quarter of the book, I felt in danger of hating it because of that. But by the end, I loved it. LOVED. I went to the library and got all the other audio books I could find by the author. I liked her Facebook page. I started a letter, but life. Anyhow, the Book That Started It All is The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2015 on Jazz Hands To Distract You at Julia
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Saturday morning Tre packed up his car, gave hugs all around, and left for College 2.0. That car there? He's been working ridiculous hours as a shift manager to earn enough to buy that car. When he brought it home,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at kiwords
The summer is waning. Have you noticed? The light is thick and golden in the evenings, and the grass in the front yard is turning crisp and tawny. Sunflowers bob beside the road. This portion of summer is like the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at kiwords
You guys, Typepad just made me sign into my account, that's how long I've been gone. I hate that. But then again, I hate everything tonight, because I just got home from a trip to take Tre to orientation at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at kiwords
Friday was a busy day, but aren't they all? With Max and Sophia's school years finishing up, I seem to be expected to be somewhere always, and don't forget the extra special performance tomorrow! Yeesh. It's a lot. Of course,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at kiwords
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I know, I know. I'm sorry. I mean well, but I've been hiding something from you all. Something big. We have a new member of the family. May I introduce... ...Tchai! Tchai is a schnoodle, a schnauzer/poodle cross. She came... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at kiwords
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This morning Sophia woke up to find that she'd turned six. This called for twirling. As you can well imagine. Lots of twirling. After all, it wasn't just her birthday. It was finally the day. The day she got her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at kiwords
At church this morning I settled into the pew with the usual family chaos swirling around me. For me, though, I was mute and angry and sad in the way that only an argument before church will leave you. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at kiwords
Today Clay was home from work, so he came with me to the student's Mass at Sophia's school. I love the student's Mass. The kindergarten class sits right up front and when they kneel, they grip the back of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at kiwords
This morning I started coughing in the shower, and then I couldn't stop. I coughed and coughed until my field of vision started to close in with shimmery black diamonds. I sat down on the floor of the shower, thinking,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at kiwords