Category Archives: Year of pleasures

Feast and famine

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In an attempt to catch up on Year Of Pleasure’s posts, as well as get my bloggy groove back, here is a quick list of things that I have adored lately: #18 Every time we go out side the girls … Continue reading

YOP#1

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Raising a reader. It’s really not a surprise that Ella, the daughter of two English majors, loves to read. She’s always been a words gal, but in the last six months the labored sounding out of words has taken off, … Continue reading

YOP#52

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My house doubling in size. I’m still in awe. The last year has been one challenge after another, but the pay off has been amazing. A hard pregnancy bought us our sweet Rebecca Joy. Tom’s stressful job has shifted into a … Continue reading

YOP#51

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Cast iron skillets. A gift from my mother-in-law, who was going to give all of these (including three lids and a cast iron muffin tin) to Goodwill. I tried not to sound too excited when I asked if I could … Continue reading

YOP#50

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Finally, finally having the floor space to lay down a mat and greet the sun. Yoga is less about fitness for me, than having these quiet moments to be back in my body. Some people pray, some people run, some … Continue reading

YOP#49

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Christmas cards. I am finally getting our Christmas cards in the mail tomorrow, which is late, but not as late as most years. (Pro tip: choose cards with the vague “Happy Holidays”, which could be referring to  Step in a … Continue reading

YOP #48

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That my kids will gladly turn off the TV if I tell them “I just sharpened all the colored peeeeencils…..” We are not a TV-free family, though I had good intentions of being one when Ella was tiny.  I admire families who … Continue reading

YOP #47

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Oh goodness. I have 7 “Year of pleasures” posts left, and only two weeks. Can I blame being behind on a hard pregnancy? Newborn? Postpartum depression? Renovation? Being really busy having fun? This year has been intense, though looking back, … Continue reading

YOP #46

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Tom brought home a case of baby food the other day, and apparently Becky was just waiting for “Turkey and vegetable dinner” to let us spoonfeed her. And because both girls love to watch this video for Ella feeding Alice, … Continue reading

YOP#45

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These little wooden blocks at Ella’s school. Ella and I sat and played with them for a half hour today, and we both agreed: they are awesome, and we covet them. There was an enourmous ziplock bag of them, and … Continue reading