In Knots

My stomach has been in knots for weeks. And will remain in knots for at least another week. Until this crazy election is done and gone and we can all take a deep breath. I hope I can take a deep breath. In the meantime, between panic attacks and sips of Pinot Grigio*, I want […]

A New Year…

The last few weeks have been spent shopping and baking and wrapping and celebrating. And we’re not done. We’re having friends over for New Years Eve and then our annual Best Neighborhood Ever Progressive dinner is this weekend. Thankfully, I was able to take some time off to slow down and fill up. I’ve been […]

43

Today I turn 43. 43? Where the hell did that come from? One day I was in my mid-twenties, the next I was 40. And now this? I am grateful that I can celebrate 43. And I am grateful that I was able to celebrate it by swimming a mile and then playing in the […]

1/52

I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks. This week you: • had so much fun with your classmates at a birthday party • declared Daddy to be the best fort builder, and spent many an hour building them • cuddled on your bed with a book and pretzels and “read” • rode “Fancy” […]

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!

Wow, 2013 was a rough year. My Dad passed away. We listed our house nearly six months ago and we’re still waiting to close. Our daycare center was turned upside down by outdated laws and greed. But so, so, so many good things happened! We spent nearly two weeks in Paradise. I played hockey with […]

Just Write: Another Showing

I’ve been missing from this place. Have you noticed? I have. I had major deadlines at work last week, but finally on Thursday things were quiet. Then the weekend hit and there were outings and ice times and hockey games and a showing. Now it’s Monday night and I’m finally able to sit down with […]

Just Write: Beyond Mondo Beyondo

I wrapped up the Mondo Beyondo course I was taking just over a week ago. Or maybe longer. Has it really been two weeks? And it was actually pretty amazing. I didn’t know what to expect. I had taken online classes before, mostly writing classes, but nothing so “dreamy.” Is that the right term? I […]

Quiet & Good

It’s quiet. Husband is downstairs watching a college football game. Daughter and the Dogs are in Wisconsin with my in-laws. I’m sitting upstairs, at the desk that husband and I now share (!). There are few runners outside on the paths, traffic is light. The wind is slow through the yellow leaves. Our neighbors have […]

The Marathon

I watched part of the Twin Cities Marathon this morning, mostly because the course goes past my house, but also because it’s such an inspiring event to see in person. From the first wheelchair racers that have faced life-changing challenges, to the leaders who sail past gracefully, to the run/walkers that told themselves they could run […]

I Need to Clear Something Up

(photo taken last week on Lake Superior) I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful posts, emails and comments about selling our house. But I think I might have created some confusion. We have not sold our house yet, we have not moved yet. The point of that post was to just let go of […]