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writer/photographer/scrapbook designer/mama/wife/etc
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does anyone else feel like 2020 and 2021 just crept along, mocking us by somehow having extra days and months that no one saw coming yet everyone felt? then january 2022 came ... and stayed ... and lollygagged ... and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2022 at Work In Progress
october is my favorite month - and our busiest month. those two things fight with each other annually, so this year i decided to consciously, intentionally take in as much of those 31 days as i could. no blogging, just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2021 at Work In Progress
i dropped everything yesterday and drove 3.5 hours to visit my firstborn, who needed some mama time. (or i needed firstborn time; it can be debated either way.) he's dealing with the hard things that come from being in your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2021 at Work In Progress
happy art-urday! it's a new thing. i just invented it. (i think ... maybe i should have googled before typing that.) i hope you were able to have some time to get your fingers dirty or painty or markery or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2021 at Work In Progress
i love fall. love. LOVE. how could anyone not? every fall, i start to crave cozier colors, slower days, soups, walks, family, books, warm drinks. this is the beginning of the time of year where i always find peace ...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2021 at Work In Progress
let me tell you about this little bathroom: when we built 10 years ago, we were exhausted and over budget by the time we got to the bathrooms in the basement and off the mudroom, so we went as cheap... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2021 at Work In Progress
in my last post, i quoted ferris bueller telling us to stop and look around at life. this morning, elizabeth and i did just that. we were in the car on the way to school, and as we came around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2021 at Work In Progress
this is where we are now. all of the stress of 2020, with all of the acquiescence and zero effs left of 2021. we just made it through the hottest summer on record, the worst wildfire season (which is still... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2021 at Work In Progress
when the ball dropped on 2021 in january, my first thought was, "this is the year we get rid of trump!" immediately followed by, "my kids turn 21 and 16 this year." yikes. then i did the math and realized... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2021 at Work In Progress
i got a text from my daughter, asking me to please help her with an essay on antigone tonight. which means i have to re-read antigone for the first time in more than 25 years. will be back tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2021 at Work In Progress
i came across this graphic the other day, and said - YES! that's what i'm feeling! the most frequently pinned topic for me lately, during my nightly scrolls through pinterest, is travel. places where i want to go and things... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2021 at Work In Progress
yesterday's share was draining for me, so today i'm going to celebrate the good things that the long weekend brought. gotta re-center into the positives and keep track of the things that fill my happiness bucket. on friday night, marc... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2021 at Work In Progress
this is a hard one for me. hard to think about these things, admit them, put them out into the world. why it's hard - i don't know. it hasn't been a mystery to anyone except, perhaps, me. but it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2021 at Work In Progress
there are two years left - officially - of my time as a mom-on-call, and then i will be free to fly into the next phase of my life. my husband often says, "when you go back to work ..."... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2021 at Work In Progress
a couple of years ago, i started to hear a new term thrown around: the enneagram. like the myers-briggs designation for personality, but the enneagram shows you more who you are within your self rather than in the world. as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2021 at Work In Progress
does anyone else feel like september 1 is the real start of the new year? summer is over, kids go back to school, time to dig into a new planner or calendar, start a new routine? the gardens are about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2021 at Work In Progress
if you were with me when i did the effy challenge back in april, you know i have a son, henry, who is a college senior, and a member of his school's swim & dive team. he set a goal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2021 at Work In Progress
trying this again - 30 days of blogging my thoughts, creative pursuits, connecting with other thinkers and dreamers and makers and doers. it was much needed, that push the challenge gave me back in april. while i didn't hit the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2021 at Work In Progress
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 May 4, 2021 at Work In Progress
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
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
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
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
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