February 28

Every year I look forward to the end of February. And to the beginning of March. Because March brings warmer temperatures, light fluffy snow and the first signs of spring. This year I’m not convinced. The high tomorrow is 1 above F.

I give up. Winter, you win.




I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks.

This week you:

• are still trying to get rid of the cold… we all are

• spent a day at the Mall of America with Grandma & Grandpa – they looked exhausted

• made Bubble Valentines for your class and loved it

• discovered you like to dip carrots AND lettuce in honey (ick)

• went to the Science Museum with Daddy and loved every minute of it


A Moment


You know that feeling you get when you’re driving and you’re thinking of work and of home and of your house that just won’t sell and that library book that’s somewhere in your car but overdue and costing you fifty cents a day and how you just want to go for a run but work has been too busy and the weather too cold and the running paths too snowy?

Yeah, that feeling.

That’s what hit me tonight after I picked up daughter and tried to figure out where to go for the next hour because a group of strangers were walking through my spotless, staged and beautiful house. She wanted to drive. I wanted to sit. After we drove past the house and noticed the group was early, we headed to the neighborhood coffee shop. We shared sandwiches and carrots and she played in the play area where I scribbled some stuff on the tiny sheet of paper on my purse.

And that feeling disappeared. Mostly.

(can you see my loved ones in the photo below? hint: they’re tiny)





I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks.

This week you:

• caught a cold and have been dealing with a runny nose and a nagging cough

• played your last hockey scrimmage of the season and had a blast

• helped me paint the basement (!)

• tried fresh fennel and fennel and tilapia stew… the fresh fennel was a hit

• had a babysitter for only the second time and watched for her at the window for over an hour


4/52 and 5/52

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Naturally, I got behind. We’re relisting the house soon and have been busy painting walls, moving furniture and accessorizing… more on that later.

But back to the kid. I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks.

This week you:

• spent a couple nights with Grandma and Grandpa… and loved sledding down their hill

• spent a full day celebrating Bankie-bear’s birthday, we even baked a cake

• dressed up as a princess for Royalty day and rocked that gown

• played your first hockey game and loved every minute of it…. so did I!