Monthly Archives: September 2011

heading north and telling stories

We head north and then east tomorrow for our annual summer trip–our last year “summer” is flexible before Bubble starts school–to visit Computerguy’s parents. I am taking with me books and work and prayers and blessings. We’re doing a road … Continue reading

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the boy who lived: musings on harry potter as christ figure

We used to joke in college that “everyone’s a Christ figure” and if you need something to say, you can say, “he’s a Christ figure.” Right now, I’m thinking about how often that was, indeed, “he” and wondering about how … Continue reading

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carpe diem or didn’t

Well, I had great intentions for my Carpe Diem Summer. Here’s my list: Picnic in the park Take dinner outside Go to a drive-in movie Contact a FB friend for a playdate Go to the beach. A lot. With various … Continue reading

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why i don’t eat cookies…

Right now, about 10/15 pounds above the November photo. Constant vigilance! ::sigh::

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the dessert dilemma

We’ve invited folks over Friday night to watch Julie Taymor’s version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. I don’t know anyone among the yes RSVPs or the Maybe RSVPs who doesn’t carefully think about food. Granted, that’s probably true of any group … Continue reading

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happy to be here

Time can feel free to slow down now. Of course, it won’t. It will probably zoom by more and more quickly. But that’s okay, too. Squeak can speak and this is Nothing. But. Fun! Right now, he seems to be … Continue reading

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carpe the water balloons

Perhaps the most carpe diem-ish ongoing activity has been the water balloons. Squeak discovered them, and every day he asks to “play with water balloons.” So we go outside and fill a bunch of balloons and he pops them. I’m … Continue reading

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jesse tree

Bubble and I are both getting a little anxious for Christmas (even though it pains me to see Christmas things already in certain stores) and in spite of (or maybe because of) the 100+ temperatures this week. Bubble keeps asking … Continue reading

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the real thing

I saw the “real” Shredded Wheat Biscuits in the cereal aisle and decided, for the sake of nostalgia, I needed to go there. Sent from my iPod

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intentional words

Since I expressed my frustration with the “wait until they’re in high school” comment, and Terri mentioned in the comments that people just aren’t thinking when they say things like that, and I agree completely, I’ve been thinking a lot … Continue reading

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