Monthly Archives: October 2011

stepping into the Big Hole

We are all still humming from our little getaway last weekend. Oh, Montana.  My family tumbled out of town with the grace and lightness of a t rex, into the sleepy little town we visit every year. Past the bar, post office and church to the cozy motel. We arrived at 3pm; this envelope held our room keys Stove complete with kissing trout salt and pepper shakers Our friends camped a short walk away. And that was our weekend: to and … Continue reading stepping into the Big Hole →
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Thanks, Golden Nature

End of October in Missoula, I swear. I’ve said it here many times, getting out is our family’s reset button. If we are ever funky, agitated, overwhelmed we walk out the door. Sometimes it leads to an actual walk and sometimes, literally, we just walk out the door. Sometimes I make us do it. It’s not always dreamy and cooperative. Like yesterday when my kids were just plain grumpy, me too. I think we all felt inconsolable and we pushed though, … Continue reading Thanks, Golden Nature →
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hump day nuggets: hike, walk, bike, schlep, dig and roll

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week I was whining to a friend the other day about how I miss running and how I am annoyed with myself for not making time to run. I need it, I miss it so what gives? She, as friends do, put a great perspective on it. She explained that our lifestyle, the one we choose by living here, is active. She told me that … Continue reading hump day nuggets: hike, walk, bike, schlep, dig and roll →
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hey good lookin’

Our move is on hold until next spring and it feels good to know that. Thinking of leaving our home has been a wild journey for me and I am thankful to have a bit more time to get used to the change. And to simplify, clean out, pass on. When we say we are moving almost everyone says something like you guys need more space, eh? Actually, the house we are moving to is smaller than the one we … Continue reading hey good lookin’ →
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hump day nuggets: Hello, Jack

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week Our first frost came this week. It was later than normal and I found I felt a bit like I did at the end of my pregnancy with Margot. My due date came and went and every day I left work to all of my coworkers saying things like, I have a feeling tonight is the night! only to see my giant self waddle … Continue reading hump day nuggets: Hello, Jack →
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