Monthly Archives: January 2010

fist pump

wishing you all a great weekend out there
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hump day nuggets: beauty in the unexpected

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week A lot happened this week. Good stuff. I feel like my pace, as a mama of two, has settled. I won’t be getting a PR or running any mentionable distance, but the pace is there. Ruby and I peeled out, our first night away from the family, for a serene, snowy, conversation-rich getaway with girlfriends. I burned cookies, went for my first run with … Continue reading hump day nuggets: beauty in the unexpected →
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ebb and flow

Lately I am tempted to title every piece ebb and flow. It just always seems appropriate. Last Monday was a messy, hard day. Ruby’s contentment depended on bouncing on the exercise ball or nursing, which meant less attention for Margot, which made her cranky. And, amazingly, unfairly neither kid napped. And, also, I can’t bounce and breastfeed for 10 hours straight while I sing the abcs or I’ll go crazy. So I whispered swears a few times, shut myself in … Continue reading ebb and flow →
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hump day nuggets: January in Missoula

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week Missoula is quite gray this time of year. The inversion hugs our valley tight. The hug feels ok at first, maybe even kind of nice, because I have good reason to cozy up inside, read books, bake things and stay slippered all day. But, then, like any hug, I start to be all let go already! Enough! I can’t breathe! The amazing thing about … Continue reading hump day nuggets: January in Missoula →
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community, humanity

I once did a series of artworks about human commonality. How, all over the globe, our similarities hugely outweigh our differences. Everything from loving our children to liking a full belly to enjoying the wheel invention. It’s Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. I can’t stop thinking about Haiti. I want to help. Sometimes my own effort, as one mama in Montana, can feel so small and I wonder if I can really make a difference. But then I remember… How … Continue reading community, humanity →
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