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Pacific Northwest
I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a cook. I wish I was a writer.
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Portland is a city of bridges, a beautiful city filled with bridges. It is divided east and west by the Willamette River, which runs straight through the middle. If you want to get to the west side, you have to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at quest for a faerie child
Our house. I sometimes wonder what people think when they come upon it for the first time. The body is a dark purple and the trim is orange. I used to insistently call the colors of our house by the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at quest for a faerie child
It is Friday. I am sure this is obvious to everyone else and I am sorry to state the obvious. But you see, it is not so obvious to those of us with lives as crazy as a circus on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at quest for a faerie child
There is nothing quite like sunshine and relative warmth on a spring day in the pacific northwest. It speaks of the promise of summer, of days where rain and its inevitable threat are the furthest things from ones mind. We... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at quest for a faerie child
I have boundless energy this Tuesday morning. Make no mistake, a fair portion of this is self-administered by means of my old friend, caffeine. However, much of it has to do with the fact that I am 3 weeks into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at quest for a faerie child
Dear Diary, You’ll have to forgive me if this is a bit disjointed. I have a newborn, who in typical newborn fashion, wants nothing more than to be permanently attached to me these days. We were doing well for a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
We are firmly entrenched in the rituals of our summer days. The four of us or eight of us, depending on how you want to look at it, move through our summer days, living each one as we did the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
my children are screaming at the top of their lungs in their bedroom and yet all I want to do is settle in here in front of the laptop and write to my heart's content. Perhaps at some point, my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
It is 8pm on a Sunday night and I am desperately trying to find some time to write. The words have been moving around in my head all day, things to expound upon, ideas to elaborate, thoughts to discuss. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
At this very moment in time, there is a sweet corn stock simmering on my stove and a plateful of delightfully white and yellow kernels I cut from the cob sitting, covered on my kitchen counter. I have grand plans... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
In the words of Sarah, our former and first nanny who now works up at the school as a barista, which allows me to still see her every single work day: "And why are you hobbling today?" Oh, that would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
"Mommy?" "yes?" "uhm uhm... uhm... uhm.. uhhhhhmmmmmmmm" "..." "Fwies!" "Are you eating fries?" "uhm....uhm.... no!" "....." "Mommy?" "yes?" "uhm uhm uhm.... uhm.... uhmmmmmmmm" "..." "kitchep" "Are you eating ketchup?" "uhm..... no!" "Mommy?" ....and the cycle continues ad nauseum.... forever and ever...and ever... Amen Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at things my kids say
"He make orange!" Rowan in reference to seeing his Uncle Michael welding something at his storage yard. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at things my kids say
"Mommy! Shut door. No kiss" In response to my asking if Max wanted a kiss when I got out of the cruiser to go to work. He's heading into a bossy stage, me thinks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at things my kids say
Oh.... gorgeous. Would love to win this. Thanks so much for the generous give away!
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Jul 30, 2010
I am feeling a little calmer today than I was the other day. Make no mistake, this is not because our situation has altered dramatically or anything life-changing like that. Oh no, buddy. We are still "poor as the day... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
There was a time in my life with Moose, back towards the end of my pregnancy with Max, where we went through a period of financial desperation. I've spoken about that time period on here from time to time. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
As spring reluctantly gives way to summer in season if not truly in actual weather, I find myself wholly and completely immersed in the world of Jane Austen, searing sacro-illiac pain on the right side and a houseguest who arrived... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
Moose and I have placed ourselves on what we call an "austerity plan". The plan is simple: drop cable TV and land telephone line, drop cell phone minutes to the bone ( - I'll admit I haven't dropped the minutes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
In the last 36 hours, I've had four charlie horses (one of which was a double calf/foot cramp, requiring you to flex your foot to the right while flexing your calf at the same time--attempt that successfully on the first... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
This is a letter, which should have been written months and months ago. However, it has truthfully taken me this long to be able to quantify what this last year has meant to us. On June 8th, 2009, our two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
I've been on this quest lately to reduce our overhead costs and I was contemplating it somewhat this morning as I awakened and was cursing myself because I forgot to get coffee beans on our trip out yesterday for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
Today has been just about the loveliest day I've had of late. Brilliant sunshine, a four hour long outing on foot with all of my boys, eating a piece of extraordinary vegan pizza outside at a local pizzeria, playing in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at quest for a faerie child
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Mar 15, 2010