Monthly Archives: May 2011

Don’t you worry, we’ll all float on.

I love the predictability of good, old friendships. Where they effortlessly stroll in the front door like neighbors popping in for a cup of sugar, when the truth is we haven’t seen each other for many months and live many miles apart. Our long weekend involved hikes, bikes, food, hanging, soaks and music. The hikes and bikes were bright green, wilderness, downtown, around the hood. The food and hanging was fresh, plentiful, homemade bread, rhubarb pie, swinging, soup, chilaquiles, reading, … Continue reading Don’t you worry, we’ll all float on. →
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hump day nuggets: May

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last weekI think May is my favorite month. Color and warmth that demands I run and feel, rain and chill that pushes me to sit and witness. Oh, May, you manic, lovable creature. Forming nuggets kind of quick(ish) today because my best pals  get to town tomorrow and, currently, their little vacation suite needs some love. Specifically, the entire surface of their bed is covered in laundry. … Continue reading hump day nuggets: May →
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making clothes and time for dates

So I am having a blast making clothes from clothes. It’s a little challenge I gave myself this spring when I looked in my closet. I have been pregnant or breastfeeding since 2007. That sentence is INSANE. Anyway, styles change in a few years. More importantly, bodies change in a few years. I find myself wearing shirts I once wore as dresses. And I find myself using rags I once wore as shirts. I want new clothes. For free. So, … Continue reading making clothes and time for dates →
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collecting wishes

“Alright bug, time to head inside for your nap!” I shouted from our boulevard garden. “I just need three minutes to get all these flowers.” And so I helped her collect dandelions for three minutes, this arbitrary time unit she has chosen to mean as long as it takes. The shady patches yield the best weeds: leggy gold tufts towering over grass, shin-high to a three and a half year-old. One well-placed grab and snap through the hollow stem. She … Continue reading collecting wishes →
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hump day nuggets: Planet Ruby

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week I don’t feel like I experienced Missoula much last spring and summer. I traveled a bit, had company. I had two small kids and very little sleep. But mostly I think I was on Planet Ruby. You know how you don’t realize how tired you were until you get a solid, heavy sleep? Or, how you don’t get how out of shape you were … Continue reading hump day nuggets: Planet Ruby →
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