Better Late Than Never

Dear Katherine, Today, you are a two year old. You were born into tumultuous times, my little darling, and I hope I can protect you from them. Last year, a series of civil revolutions and rebellions broke out in the Middle-East. They’re calling it the Arab Spring, I wonder if you’ll read about it in […]

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Music Monday – Lost in The Trees

I discovered Lost in The Trees in 2010. Their music is beautiful, and the lyrics of Ari Picker are incredibly emotional and visceral. They have a new album coming out on the 20th, but this song is from their first album, which hit me square in the stomach the first time I heard it. I’ve […]

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Music Monday – Andrew Bird

And so I was like, “Yeah, totally.” and he was all like, “Totally, yeah.” Oh, hi. Welcome to Monday! I was going to try to make Music Monday be less inaccessible, weird, folky, nonsense. Then Andrew Bird announced a new album and you all have to pay the price. Or not, I guess. You don’t […]

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Music Monday – Simon and Garfunkel, For Mom

My mom missed the boat by two days. She was almost a leapday baby. She could be a teenager right now. Tough! Okay, two days and one year. But still, mom, what kind of example is that? You couldn’t have just gestated a little longer? No wonder I suck at being patient. Today is her […]

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Eaters, Of A Certain Variety

A few weekends ago, I decided to make fried chicken, the way my momma didn’t taught me. I thought it would be a nice compliment to mashed potatoes and creamed spinach, and I thought the girls might actually eat it. Did I mention that I’ve been stockpiling Chik-Fil-A sauce? Cooking with the girls is tricky, […]

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Music Monday – Shearwater

Good morning! Happy Presidents Day, or as I like to call it, “The Holiday Time Forgot”. Every year people start to get excited in the middle of February and I can’t ever figure out why. Then I try to schedule a meeting on Monday and someone says, in the most obnoxious voice you’ve ever heard, […]

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Bookish Update – Rebel With A Cause

Holy Dang you guys, I could be in a lot of trouble. If the Library calls you, don’t tell them where I am! I have three overdue books right now, but the website is showing my fine at .50, so that’s pretty cool. I’m returning them tomorrow! I’m not sure why I’m so terrible! Okay, […]

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Ballet

The talk all night had been Abigail’s first Ballet class, which would occur at 10am. We woke up, as we always do, before seven in the morning. I made coffee, the way a robot on an assembly line makes a car, and shortly thereafter made pancakes (scratch), eggs (scratch (I know, so fancy)) and sausage […]

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Music Monday – Remedial Love Edition

Hello. Today is February 13th. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I’ve learned a lot about love in the last 10 years. I’ve learned some about what it is, and some of what it isn’t. I’ve done well, and failed, I’ve made good decisions and bad, I’ve had noble intentions and no intentions. A decade ago, I […]

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Another Bookish Update

This post didn’t occur Sunday, when it should have, because I didn’t want to write it. I still don’t, but whatever. Oh well. I’m 2 books behind! Yay! Things I’ve learned in the first month of Reading 100 Books in a Year: If I can do this, anyone can I have a full time job, […]

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