August 18 14

Late Saturday night I opened up my computer for the first time that day and wrote on Facebook that it was a really good day. Because it was. Old friends, new friends, lots of good conversation, lots of laughs. For all five of us—even though Isabella did end up with…

August 14 14

This was me. Nine years ago. Ten days overdue. Fatigue and cranky level = super high. And then I watched Raging Bull and began counting time between contractions and then pausing the movie to breathe through them. And then a mostly teeny, tiny Caillou-bald third baby, a second daughter, came…

August 12 14

Last summer we took the kids to Ann Arbor. We took Isabella on a road trip through Virginia and Washington DC. We went to Clevelands House. Twice. We spent many great days sitting by the pool, soaking up the sunshine and the smiles and splashes from our kids. We walked…

August 5 14

I have somewhat of a reputation for throwing my kids into unfamiliar territory. After-school activities, camps, sports. We don’t subscribe to the “as long as they know one other kid going” method for choosing environments for our younglings. I’m not even really sure why we do this,  since I would…

August 4 14

Things I am currently afraid of: Sinkholes Clowns Static on my television set Infectious disease Vomiting Pedicures Showering when I’m home alone Gefilte fish Are they rational? Irrational? Should it matter? People are afraid of lots of things. Heights. Spiders. Snakes. Public Speaking. The dentist. Flying. Dogs. When a friend…

July 30 14

Unexpected naps. Jacquard. Great coffee. Sharpie pens. Sriracha. The smell of coconut. Bird dresses. Football sunday. Texts. Good scotch. Wainscoting. Q-tips. The first signs of spring. Getting the photo on the first shot. The last piece of a puzzle. Jeans that fit perfectly. Shooting the moon. Giggles. Tennyson quotes. Elbow…

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