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Five for a Fresh Start

Five for a Fresh Start

Just in case anyone is still out there, I thought I’d pick up blogging where I left of, oh, somewhere in the fall.  Amy told me recently she still checks every once in a while to see if there is anything new, so at least there is one reader out there…  But even more I […]

Notes as the Season Changes

We woke up on September 1st in Meridian, and the temperature was 43 degrees.  The sun came up at 7:20.  I went outside with a sweatshirt and flip-flops to drink coffee with my Dad, as is our ritual whenever possible, and my toes froze into teeny ice blocks.  That crisp fall air knocked a couple […]

A Midsummer’s Post

A Midsummer’s Post

Let’s just pretend we’ve been hanging out here regularly for the past few months, like we’re totally caught up on what’s going on in each other’s lives, like there hasn’t been a long, uncertain spell of silence that leaves us drowning in self-doubt.  And you can forgive a few backdated blog posts that have been […]

Floridian Fun

Floridian Fun

May has slipped through our fingers like water.  No blogging almost always means too much going on—not an ideal combo.  But we’re on our last day of a Florida vacation, and I have a teensy moment to myself.  Lucy is taking the most overdue nap of any 17-month old, ever, and Henry went with Daddy […]

Spring Celebrations

Spring Celebrations

The more time that goes by between blog entries, the more impossible it is to catch up, arg.  Which is why the busiest weeks and the, perhaps, most significant events keep falling off of here.  So here’s the rest of March in a nutshell. Granny and Papa Mom and Dad came out for a long […]

A Few Things for Lately:  Mid-March Edition

A Few Things for Lately: Mid-March Edition

13.1 It’s official:  I can run for 13 miles without stopping, even to go to the bathroom.  I had a stomach ache most of last week, and I think it was nerves.  But all that running through snow and frigid temperatures and innumerable naptimes (insert face of despair here) paid off, and after running through […]

A Breather

A Breather

Aloha from…well, the chair in my living room on a rather chilly day in late February.  But there is sunshine in my heart and a patch of sunburn on my right shoulder, so let’s pretend for just a little while that we are all hanging out on the beach in Maui, watching the sun go […]

Hanging it up

Hanging it up

Hello from the last week of work.  It is…quiet.  My head—which has been whirring and spinning since I said the words “I need to be done” to my boss six or seven weeks ago, which has been busy even in my sleep with nonsense dreams about how I will say goodbye to all this—is suddenly […]

2016 Kickoff

2016 Kickoff

Hello from the other side of last year.  My 2016 resolution to blog more regularly is…not panning out…yet.  But then again, I’m trying to remember that I don’t have to accomplish everything that I want to do this year in its first two weeks…right? So.  Since I last blogged, Jason went to Africa, then we […]

Mid-Autumn

Mid-Autumn

First, our Halloween.  All in all, it was a good one.  Henry remembered Halloween last year (because who could forget his David Crowder awesomeness?!), but I don’t think he remembered the candy.  That will not be the case next year.  That kid loves his “nem-an-ems” and Skittles. I had big plans for a Clark Kent/Superman […]