Monthly Archives: December 2010

hump day nuggets: home

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week The vastness of eastern Washington We are home. Right now, I am sipping coffee on my couch next to my sleeping dog. Our living room is decorated with a cooler full of food, an open suitcase with its contents arranged like a small, sprawling mountain range around a lake of three pairs of shoes, five bags of miscellany, new gifts, two snowsuits, a half-eaten … Continue reading hump day nuggets: home →
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Santa Claus Came To Town

We landed safely in southeastern Washington on Christmas Eve. It was great to hug family, share a meal, toast wine. I felt especially excited to be Santa this year. Because Margot is at an age where wonder and excitement reign and I finally came to terms with my lying-to-my-kids-about-a-flying-gift-giving-man hangup. Margot picked two clementines and three carrots to leave for the reindeer and one peanut butter cookie for Santa. I went to fetch a glass to fetch a glass of … Continue reading Santa Claus Came To Town →
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hump day nuggets: lunar hug

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week I was up late Monday night making gifts thinking how I’d be so privileged to see the solstice eclipse but between dreaming of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and making my way out of my studio and up stairs I forgot. I fell into bed next to my exceptionally warm husband. But he stirred which is unusual and heard a noise he wanted to investigate. He … Continue reading hump day nuggets: lunar hug →
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She’s Three

She’s kind, compassionate, fiery, opinionated, adoring, independent, hilarious, wise. She likes twirling on one foot, digging through my grandmother’s costume jewelry when I’m not paying attention and making Ruby laugh. She plays hide-and-seek every night with her papa and her giggling gives her away every time. She makes me feel proud, purposeful, important, humble, alive and in love. :: :: :: We were playing airplane the other night and I said, “Margot, I love you so much.”“I love you so … Continue reading She’s Three →
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hump day nuggets: celebrate

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last weekHard not to think about when the sun came out one year ago today. A reader, Erin O., left a comment last week about her Life Anniversary. When she was nine she went blind over breakfast, had three massive seizures and doctors predicted she wouldn’t survive. She did and now writes comments on my blog that I think about when I lay in bed at … Continue reading hump day nuggets: celebrate →
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