Monthly Archives: February 2009

What I found in my closet: history, Hungary, and Dave Eggers

Not my real closet I’m true to my word and last night I began the odious number 37 on my 39 Things to do Before My Next Birthday list. I started with the closet in the guestroom/TV room/office/library.  It’s also

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Magnolias in bloom

You can buy this image here. It’s drizzly and gray again here.  We desperately need the rain, and yet, sigh, it’s not exactly a mood elevator.  Except, of course, when you happen upon a Magnolia tree all bursting and blooming

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Posted in a thing I like, home design, Oliver and Maggie, Sunset

It’s a good thing they’re cute

Because they sure are putting me through the ringer.  Everything, and I mean everything, is a fight these days.  Maggie is ripping up books, hitting me and the Mister, putting her fingers in the stamp pad milliseconds after I tell

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39 things to do before my next birthday

It’s my birthday. Thirty-nine.  Doesn’t that sound old?  It does, doesn’t it?  But it doesn’t feel old.  It feels just fine, in fact.  When I stop to think about how we all seem to be so terrified of getting older,

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A few interesting things I saw this weekend

Mostly it rained and I hung out with my lovely family (we made muffins and went to the Discovery Museum). I also saw a few noteworthy things: Like this little trio walking down Union Street. And this truck parked in

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The Toddler Workout

Today as the kids were lying horizontally on the stairs kicking the wall rythmically with their bare feet, I overheard this conversation: OLIVER: This is not a movie.  This is not a game. MAGGIE:  This is exercise! Which sounded to

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Untitled

it’s possible that I am well on my way to becoming a butter old lady.  My cup has always been more empty than full (I wish, I wish, I wish I were an eternal optimist.  Alas.) but lately 

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In the form of. . .June Cleaver!

It’s possible that I am well on my way to becoming a bitter old lady.  My cup has always been more empty than full. (I wish, I wish, I wish I were an eternal optimist.  Alas.) But lately a certain

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Posted in a thing I like, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie, the MIster

Valentine making party

Our mess When we were kids, my best friends, Sarah and Leah, and I used to get together with our mothers and their aunt Martha to make elaborate, Victorian, over-wrought Valentine’s Day cards.  Someone—I think it was Sarah and Leah’s

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Posted in a thing I like, creativity, handmade, Oliver and Maggie

25 random things about me

Yes, I caved.  But I have to say, it was pretty fun. 1. I like to think I didn’t do this earlier because I am too aloof, but really I couldn’t figure out how to. Like, technically. I still think

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