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micheleomega
minneapolis
writer/photographer/scrapbook designer/mama/wife/etc
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my grandparents' house was torn down today. it's a long, sad, infuriating story, but all that remains now are the stories and memories. my dad and his siblings were raised there. nearly every christmas of my childhood and young adulthood... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Work In Progress
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i'm so tired today. so tired. friday, harper had school IN a school building for the first time in 13 months. she was so excited ... i was so excited for her ... but that 6 a.m. alarm was no... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Work In Progress
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in 2001, a friend introduced me to the world of scrapbooking. i had a one-year-old baby boy and no baby book, because my tastes were picky and my family tree asymmetrical. creating scrapbooks felt like a nice way to commemorate... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Work In Progress
last year, a friend invited me into a writing group that was going to work through ursula k. le guin's "steering the craft." this piece came from one of the exercises, inspired by a rental car my husband had for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Work In Progress
it's so easy to say, " if i had the time, i would (fill in the blank)." the past year has taught so many of us that maybe it isn't really about the time. did i write a book? no.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Work In Progress
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okay - now, before you get all excited, it's a scrapbook, but not in the "i used papers and embellishments and artistic freedom" sort of way. but i DID make a book. and let me tell you: it felt really... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Work In Progress
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there was a time when the camera rarely left my hands. when the kids were little, i wanted to capture every moment, every activity, document how they grew and changed seemingly overnight. as they got older, there was less to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Work In Progress
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i'm back. and no, this isn't an april fool's joke. i could understand your skepticism, though. last weekend, marc and i were discussing the ongoing streamlining, purging, simplifying we have going on around here, and i mentioned that i'm going... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Work In Progress
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i'm back. and no, this isn't an april fool's joke. i could understand your skepticism, though. last weekend, marc and i were discussing the ongoing streamlining, purging, simplifying we have going on around here, and i mentioned that i'm going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Work In Progress
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Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Work In Progress
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it's january, in all of its first-page-of-a-new-notebook, fresh-blanket-of-snow, we-haven't-screwed-it-up-yet glory. we've recovered from a marathon three weeks of my husband's pto and the holidays and a quick visit from family. kids are back at school, christmas decorations are put away,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2020 at Work In Progress
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you've heard of if you give a mouse a cookie, i'm sure. it's a classic cautionary tale: one cookie, and things spiral. well, i've written a new version, based entirely on actual events. IF YOU GIVE A HUSBAND PTO DAYS... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Work In Progress
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we did something insane about a month ago, and i'm beyond glad we did. my husband was in florida for a week for work, and as we were talking on wednesday evening, i lamented that spring break was starting on... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Work In Progress
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after nearly eight years of sharing an art room with my brilliantly talented daughter, we are both moving into our own spaces. actually, it's more of a "purge, clean, retrofit, and consciously uncouple" from the original craft room. (OMG how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Work In Progress
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this update is way overdue. but wow ... how fast does time fly? one year ago, i was in the midst of stressing about when the deck would be finished, planning a graduation party, and coping with all of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Work In Progress
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fresh year, fresh start. 2018 was friggin.in.sane. one million percent. and i have so much to share and catch up on ... so the big question is: will i? i plan to share some little trips we've taken, and henry's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Work In Progress
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(first of all ... yes, i still exist. i have no idea where the last eight months of my life have gone. between building the screened porch/deck, getting through graduation and the graduation party, summer, getting ready to move the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Work In Progress
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you throw caution to the wind and build a deck. or, at least, that's our attitude. when we moved in six and a half years ago, (and ... okay ... just for a minute: our first house was lovely, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Work In Progress
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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