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micheleomega
minneapolis
writer/photographer/scrapbook designer/mama/wife/etc
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before everything went on hiatus for a year, we had two trips to seattle planned ... the first, to go see brandi carlile play at benaroya hall (which got postponed at the last minute when brandi had vocal chord issues,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Work In Progress
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i fell off the blogging wagon. it was meant to happen at some point. not quite sure where the last six days have gone, but it feels like a blur. i haven't been crafty or creative, no big thoughts in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at Work In Progress
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when my baby girl was born, i had some ideas of what to name her, but it wasn't until i saw her little face that i knew for sure: harper. she was three years old the first time she told... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Work In Progress
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i needed last week's little scream-into-the-void and a couple of quiet, disconnected days. it was henry's conference meet weekend, so i was glad for the distraction. even though i couldn't be there (which friggin' KILLED me ... i can practically... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Work In Progress
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just putting this out there today. i need the weekend to quiet my head, clean up some garden beds, step away from the things that stress me out. see you monday. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2021 at Work In Progress
my brain is constantly whirring around at about a thousand miles per hour. today, it's closer to a million. i wish i was able to just plug in, matrix style, and download everything in one concise, coherent, spell-checked, edited lump.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Work In Progress
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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 Apr 12, 2021 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 Apr 11, 2021 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 Apr 8, 2021 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 Apr 7, 2021 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 Apr 6, 2021 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