Month: August 2013

August 31, 2013

The One Where I Come Clean

I stay out of pictures. The version of me that comes across on film is never what I look like in the mirror. I avoid pictures. I promise myself I’ll stop, but I don’t. I tell myself that I’ll lose some weight and in a few months, I’ll get in those pictures. But, it’s been […]

August 30, 2013

Cute Back to School Organization

Summer. You stretch out before us all lazy and languid.  It’s hot, so we move slowly, content with drifting from thing to thing.  We spend hours on the porch, sipping dripping cold drinks from mason jars, letting the breeze blow over us as we sit in the shade. The little girls improvise sweeping tales on […]

August 28, 2013

The Day Peanuts Stopped Being the Enemy

Two weeks ago, in a small office room three hours away, the Princess had eight grams of peanuts counted into her hand. She ate them bite by bite and waited an hour for any observable signs of reaction. When her hour was done, she and Big Daddy left the office and drove home ending a […]

August 27, 2013

My Boy

I want to start out by making a confession. I’ve never believed that animals were capable of love. I feel they can be loyal and comforting, but I believed that most animal behaviors humans interpreted as love came from the animal recognizing that you were the food source and they were relieved that you were […]

August 26, 2013

Back to School–AND the menu plan

The summer blew by in a flash. I’d like to use some other words to tell you that we were busy, but, well, we were busy. We entertained a lot (six summer weekends total by the time labor day rolls through) and spent a lot of time in the car between our home in Northeastern […]

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