Everything: Just for me

Jul 17 2017

Never say never…but this time I mean it

  The universe has laughed and smacked me upside the head every time I’ve ever said “never” about something. Don’t believe me? Never leaving Colorado (HAHAHA! 2011) Never homeschooling (HAHAHA 2012) Never moving again (HAHAHA 2015) See? You’d think I’d learn. I say “never,” the universe takes that as a challenge and cracks its knuckles, …

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Jun 13 2017

Even grownups need blanket forts

A few weeks ago, on the cusp of final exams, one of my flute students came into her lesson, collapsed onto the chair and wearily declared: “When I’m done with finals I’m building a blanket fort and binge-watching Netflix for 12 hours.” It’s been that kind of spring for all of my students. It’s been …

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Mar 06 2017

Reimagining Chaos

So. I’m back. Miss me? Has anything happened since the beginning of November? Is the world still spinning? Anything different? I am. Different, I mean. Kinda. Sorta. More or less. I’m not the same person I was back then. Pfft, I’m not the same person I was at breakfast, because I just finished eating a …

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Nov 09 2016

The end of the world as we know it

With the exception of a quick one-off post last week about my beloved Cubs finally winning the World Series (something I had to do, as I’d made over 30 references to them and their losing streak over the last decade), I have been quiet here. I could rattle off several dozen reasons why, but it …

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Jul 14 2016

Midsummer musings

Mid-July and my god I just love summer. It’s hot and humid and sunny and I’m not buried in snow or layers or midwinter gloom. There have not been socks on my feet in weeks. I have hope and happiness and don’t want to run away to warmer climes because I am in warmer climes. My …

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Jul 06 2016

The Big Two-Oh

It’s kinda cool when you find someone you can be weird with. It’s kinda awesome when you get to marry that person. And it’s really a freaking miracle when you look up one summer’s day and realize you’ve been weird with this other person for 20 years. July 6, 1996. I was a child bride. Young, innocent. …

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Jun 15 2016

A dose of Vitamin Get The F*ck Outside

I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately. Last year we spent the spring and summer just watching to see what would pop out of the ground. Watched to see where the sun would fall during the day and season, watched to see where the water pooled and where it ran off quickly, watched to …

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May 27 2016

No title because no brain

It went a little something like this: “Captain, we’ve had a core breach.” “What? Scotty, explain!” “Levels were high but all within normal limits. Engineering was working to bring them lower when BOOM we were hit. Half my team is down, there is matter and anti-matter everywhere, the place is a mess. I blame the Glutens …

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Apr 20 2016

Speak your truth!

Speak your truth, they say. So I will. Because they said so.   As the executive function for the entire household, the frontal lobe of the House of Chaos, I am drowning under the mass onslaught of everyday life, dragged under by the tidal wave of four intense lives. There is too much life in …

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Mar 01 2016

Dear Life

Dear Rosie, I just love when you come to a dead stop in front of me halfway up (or down) the stairs. I know in your sweet little peabrain mind that love means ensuring I keep my razor sharp reflexes as I desperately attempt to avoid going head over heels over your fuzzy little butt and/or …

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