fan enough for both of us

fan enough for both of us

The Husband loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Everyone who knows him is aware of this. So whenever Reese’s comes out with yet a new form of this candy – say, “inside out” (peanut butter on the outside, chocolate on the inside) Peanut Butter Cups, or Valentine’s day PBC’s in the shape of little hearts, or […]

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Needed: More Hungry Boys

The Ice loves to cook. This weekend he wanted to make biscuits, a favorite for us. I requested a double batch, since the single barely makes it around the table in our family. The Ice has never made a double batch of anything before, so we talked about careful measurements and keeping track. He waved […]

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How True Love Works

How True Love Works

When I was in elementary school I walked to the nearby library every day after school, where I waited until one of my parents could pick me up. As a result, I was conscripted as a library volunteer, shelving books. While I loved to read, I hated to shelve. The fact that every book had […]

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Sweet Boy

Sweet Boy

Last night I found a darling boy-crafted flower on my pillow when I went to bed. Had to be the Maker. This morning I took his picture with it. Don’t you think his girlfriend will go all “awwww!” over this some day?

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but they were old enough to know better

but they were old enough to know better

The Husband’s grandparents had a cat. It was one of those light orange stripey cats. They called it Orangey. When it died they had another light orange stripey cat. They called it Orangey. (Did you think you lost your place there for a minute?) When I was 3 I had two baby yellow-belly slider turtles. […]

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Does This Count as a Sick Day or Vacation?

Does This Count as a Sick Day or Vacation?

The Husband, who usually works from home, left early for an all-day work conference, so I’m on task getting the boys through their morning chores, and I’m looking immaculate in my freshly dry-cleaned suit and heels, holding my morning dose of commuter coffee in a go-cup, and waiting to get the little angels to school. […]

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Whatever Happened to Macaroni?

Whatever Happened to Macaroni?

Pasta is sooo ten minutes ago. Tonight the Maker gave me this special necklace to wear. It features (you guessed it) six (his age) shiny tabs pried from coke cans (Or as they say up north: soda cans. Down here, all fizzy drinks are cokes. If you want to specify which kind of coke, you […]

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what they're listening to

what they’re listening to

The Maker: “Turn, Turn, Turn” by the Byrds The Ice: “Fergalicious” by FergieThe First: “The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance Since they listen to my iPod, they are also getting a healthy dose of 80’s metal. Lately, the tune of choice (put to the First’s recent iPhoto skateboard slideshow) is Breadfan by Metallica. Rock […]

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Ancient; Yea, Crumbling Into Dust

Ancient; Yea, Crumbling Into Dust

Tonight the Maker got his new basketball team jersey. He bounced out of the gym and into the car and announced: “My number is 12! One-two!” And he proudly showed off his shiny new shirt, it’s slippery netted surface glinting in the moonlight. On the ride home, he expounded on the great good fortune of […]

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golden hour playlist

golden hour playlist

So Are You to Me, EastmountainsouthOrange Sky, Alexi MurdochBecause You Are a Woman, Brett DennenWorld Spins Madly On, The WeepiesThe Littlest Birds, The Be Good TanyasButterfly, Mason JenningsLet Me Go, Sonya KitchellI Just Love You, Five for FightingBe Here Now, Mason Jennings …and if I had more time, I’d link them all appropriately. Too bad. […]

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