Category Archives: Everyday

Patience: waiting without complaining. But I can still glare.

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On Thanksgiving, when we went around the table and said what we were thankful for, (yes, we are that obnoxious) I said “Our little house, and how much work we’ve done on it this year”. I was thinking of our beautiful … Continue reading

Ah, Nerds!

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It’s 11pm, the computer is off, and I just realized I forgot to post today. I’m not sure if Nablopomo has improved my blog, but honesty I’ve enjoyed it. Something about recording the mundane, even when it is a murky … Continue reading


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I heard this discussion about the new definition of family on NPR yesterday, and it’s been on my mind all day. My own family has been a fluid creature since birth. My parents were never married, but they were together … Continue reading


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Couldn’t post yesterday; brain frozen. *And no, that isn’t Becky, relax.

Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow… somewhere else, somewhere else, somewhere else…

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We woke up to our first snow of the season Thursday, and the girls could not contain their excitement. In the half hour it took me to wake up enough to pull their snow boots out of the basement, Ella … Continue reading

Luv, mom.

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Some friends and I have been talking a lot recently about Christmas, gifts, and what we plan to give to our children. I go back and forth about the subject – on one hand, I love to shop, to give, and … Continue reading

Mundane is my middle name*

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*Actually it is NMN, according to my birth certificate (No Middle Name, nice job state of Oklahoma, people never get it). I chose Mae as a kid, but never legally changed it, though I did take my maiden name as … Continue reading

Every little thing

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So I don’t know if you noticed, but yesterday sucked. I’m thinking of just being sedated next November 15th, because it’s just that crappy of a day. The good news is that today was not November 15th, and that I … Continue reading

3287 days

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This isn’t the post I wanted to write about my mom today, nine years after her death. I had planned a post about being a motherless daughter, and transitioning into a motherless mother. I had highlighted parts of Hope Eldeman‘s … Continue reading

Some black cats are lucky.

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Goodbye sweet Bubba Cat. Thank you for always being such a good listener, for being so gentle with my babies, even when they dressed you up in ribbons, and yanked on your tail, ears, and fur, for watching over then … Continue reading