November 6, 2015


To Be a Bird

I have this really big single-pane window in my office. Right outside of it is the landscaping for the front of the house and a view of the street. In the right, one-third of the window is a, now, two-year-old crepe myrtle tree and, this time of year, it doesn’t have a lot of leaves […]

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November 3, 2015


Stretching In Bed: A Creative Exercise

I’ve always had a thing for bedrooms. The amount of thought put into my master bedroom was … abnormal. (It’s still not done, by the way, but it’s getting there.) In trying to tiptoe back to into writing more regularly, a whole blog post seemed pretty overwhelming. I’d noticed a little mini-trend flying around where […]

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November 2, 2015

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The Mystery of a Polaroid

I’ve been thinking lately about the old Polaroid cameras and film. Well, actually, that’s not true. I’ve been thinking about faith. There are these things in life that require you to make decisions, and you have exactly no idea how those choices are going to turn out. They are everywhere. New jobs, a new recipe, […]

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November 1, 2015


NaBloPoMo 2015: Blowing the Dust Off

So. November. Rabbit, rabbit. I’ve never actually completed a NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and I’m not sure I will this time either, but, it’s been over a year since I’ve written here – and, well, it was just time to come back in some way. I’ve been leaving pieces of myself all over the […]

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March 2, 2015


Let’s: Talk About Art (Nudes & Kids)

choosing nude artwork for your home

Let’s … talk about art. Specifically nudes. I like them in the bedroom and bathrooms. I’m sure there’s a Freud joke in here somewhere. I’m looking for a pair to go over my bed, on a wall I’m about to paint navy, that will be seen from the door to the bedroom and partially in […]

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February 26, 2015

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Let’s See: A Lesson in Retrograde

I have a tendency to either under or over think things. There really is no middle ground. It’s LET’S GO! or it’s eight million details organized by category and vetted so thoroughly you can see the threads from wear. What I haven’t done well, but I am getting better at, is “Let’s SEE.” A lot […]

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January 17, 2015


Because We Fail

Real talk: I’m having one of those moments when I know I have rather sucked as a parent. Contrary to many pretty, shiny blogs out there in the parenting space, these moments happen, and I’m having one. There. For the better part of six months I have let the kids be baby sat by electronics, fallen […]

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January 16, 2015


Life List: Let’s Saber a Champagne Bottle!

Sabering a champagne bottle

Yesterday, I had my final meeting with my neurosurgeon to take the last images of my back and make sure everything is doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing. And it was! I was granted a full release from any physical restrictions that were still remaining, and then proceeded to dance with hips in […]

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January 2, 2015


A Word for 2015

  Helluva year, huh? The kids and I were sitting around the table the other day trying to think of all the things that happened in 2014. When we started the exercise, I was really hoping they could show me some good things that happened, because the world and the news basically beat up my […]

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July 16, 2014

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On Forceful Quiet

I have been under House Arrest for almost two weeks now. I am under strict instructions to do basically nothing. No lifting, no bending, no twisting. Rest. Nap. Take medicine as needed, preferably on time. Walk around a few times a day, but if you get tired, or struggle in any way, stop. This was […]

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