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Life with two young children and lots and lots of books.
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Apparently my new canning skills (such as they are) may come in handy in the future, and not just in case of the zombie apocalypse. The general breakdown of society appears to be a prevalent theme in my reading these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Make a Note
Will did not watch tv until he was two years old, and then it was limited to half an hour of Curious George a day. His first movie in the theater was when he was almost four; it was Toy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Make a Note
I forgot how to login to Typepad, people. That is clearly a sign that I have failed at blogging this year, if the fact that my last entry is August 25th isn't enough. However, my one and only goal for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at Make a Note
Man. This summer has been CRAZY. Last summer we felt like we spent all of our time doing household projects and gardening, and we also had a one year old who hated being in the car, so basically we spent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Make a Note
Oh, nothing. Just making a little jelly. And the best pie ever. I would have taken a picture of that because I was pretty proud that it turned out, but we inhaled it too quickly. Just spending some time picking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Make a Note
I am experiencing a reading meltdown. I don't know what my problem is, but I can't seem to finish a book. I have been reading the same three or four books for the last month, and I don't seem to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Make a Note
We have been busy, busy, busy over here. Lots of running through sprinklers and visiting zoos and attending baseball games, not to mention swimming lessons, cookouts and neighborhood festivals. Summer is definitely here. And while all of that has been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Make a Note
Not sure about Margaret Drabble as I've never read her. But that literature map is fascinating! I may have spent the last 45 minutes playing on work. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2011 on would i like margaret drabble? at Nonsuch Book
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Sadly, I don't think that I'm going to do justice to the book with this review. I am sitting on my screen porch, drinking a fairly large glass of wine, after a very long day involving at least one headache.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Make a Note
This week's Monday Musing from asks, "What's the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because you couldn't put it down?" This is a very timely question for me, as I pretty much stayed up half the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Make a Note
Will: Hey mom, look! A bird on the ground! Why isn't it moving? Me: Well, it's dead, honey. Will: Forever? Emma: Bird!!! Me: Aaaaccck! Don't touch it! Will: Forever, mom? Forever? Me: Yep, forever. Ok, let's get in the car.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at Make a Note
We spent the morning running through the sprinkler and our little kiddie pool, as it was a blistering and almost unheard of 94 degrees here by 10 a.m. It feels much more like August than June, and I love it.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Make a Note
I didn't actually read this while on the beach, but you definitely should. I am talking about The Masque of the Black Tulip, by Lauren Willig. I got this when my friend hosted a book exchange party at her house... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2011 at Make a Note
"Eliza's parenting had always been natural and easy, largely uninformed by texts and experts. Even her parents, experts in their own right, had encouraged Eliza to find her own way as a mother. For years she had felt that her... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Make a Note
I am supposed to be using the kid's nap time to clean up the kitchen, put away the mess of stuff we got at Target this morning, finish the laundry and pay some bills, but here I am, on the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Make a Note
It may be hard to believe, but this sweet little face is basically the cause of all my problems. Nice, huh? Someday she will probably cite this post as the cause of all of her problems to her therapist, so... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Make a Note
Things I said to my children before noon yesterday: 1. Stop touching tongues! You are not frogs! 2. Please keep your underwear and pants ON at all times. 3. You have to take your vampire fangs out of your mouth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at Make a Note
I turned off the hairdryer a few days ago during the frantic get ready for work rush, expecting shrieking chaos. To my surprise, the house was silent. No yelling, crying, or ominously loud crashes. I stood there for a minute,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Make a Note
January! This is the longest that I've ever gone without posting in two and a half years. What happened over the last five months? My husband had surgery and spent four weeks on crutches, my mother had surgery and major... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Make a Note
I never thought it would happen, but somehow it did. One year of nursing! One year that I took one day at a time...literally, there were many times where I thought to myself, ok, just see how tomorrow goes. You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Make a Note
I am suffering from vacation let-down. It was worse last year, when I returned home from a lovely long weekend with my extremely helpful family, to real life with just me spending all day with a crying 3 week old... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Make a Note
Wow. The last two months have flown by, unchronicled! Hmmmm....let's try again! Is it July already? The last four months have flown by, unchronicled! What happened? A beautiful spring and early summer, busy, busy times with the kids and family,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Make a Note
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Mar 15, 2010
One of my favorite adventures took place in Mexico, just after I had found out that I was pregnant with Will. I was about six weeks along, and nervous about everything. We had planned the trip long before I knew... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at Make a Note
My little one is six months old! It's shocking how much faster her infancy has flown by than Will's did. I guess I'm about 100 times busier this time around, and approximately 1,000 times more tired. As a result, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at Make a Note