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one way in which I am weird

one way in which I am weird

The first time I had to use the phone I had a complete panic attack.  I was probably about 7, and… well…  introverted. I had a question about a kid event, I think.  My mom decided that if it was my question, I should be the one to call.  We reviewed the proper phone etiquette, but […]

"so crazy it just might work" conclusion

“so crazy it just might work” conclusion

So almost a year ago we embarked on an experiment: put the kids in the same room for the summer.  Were we successful? Well, that depends on how you define “success”. If by success you mean that the kids learned to sleep in the same room happily all summer, then no.  We failed failed failed. […]

crafty?

crafty?

So I asked for a Crash Course Sewing class at the Stitch Lab for Christmas.  My mom was nice enough to give me her sewing machine, and I’ve been telling myself for ages I’d learn how to do more than sew a straight line.  My in-laws were nice enough to get me that class and […]

first memories

first memories

Violet is getting to that age now; the age when she will acquire her “first memory.” You know… the one she’ll recall as an adult. So of course I’ve added this to my Pile o’ Things to Worry About. Obviously I hope her first memory will be warm and fuzzy: tending the garden, baking cookies, […]