Bear Country

November 21, 2012

I am finally in a deep sleep.  Dreaming in fact, when I hear Arthur barking like crazy. In my half-dead state, I jab Scott awake and tell him to go fix it. He just lies there. Arthur is still barking. I give him a shove and mumble something about being the man of the...
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Hey, Where Are the Chips?

July 29, 2012

After nearly a week of server problems I can finally log in to my own blog. I am sure  you were all wondering where I was (heh heh), and just in time to disappear again- I am leaving for BlogHer in two days! No, I haven’t packed anything. Or typed out instructions and emergency...
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Still and Quiet

July 24, 2012

Coolness seeps in through the open window bringing a welcomed chill after another hot day.  I pull  up the blanket and turn over, comforted by knowing all is still and quiet. What seems like moments later I am brought from a dream by a bright light and a whistling sound. Damned birds. I shut...
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It Is Hard To Be Brave, When You’re Only a Very Small Animal.

June 18, 2012

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” Almost twenty years ago I received a birthday card from an old friend with the cutest picture of Pooh and Piglet and this quote.  I don’t think I...
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Home At Last

June 4, 2012

I haven’t been writing much, lately.  With each passing week I have a new excuse explanation. I really need to prep that soil.  or Today I am running errands. or It’s too hard to write with Hayden around. or I am so busy with Arthur, now. But the real reason I haven’t been writing...
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It Wasn’t What I Expected

April 5, 2012

I allow myself to think about maybe.  Maybe we can go somewhere fancy.  Maybe there will be a surprise.  But it always fails. The maybe never unfolds. I tell myself that it doesn’t matter. That I wasn’t expecting anything because it’s not important. And on the surface, that’s true. But deep down?  I was...
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Love Is In the Air…

February 5, 2012

…And so are germs. Once, we had to cancel a trip because the day before our flight he came down with a fever and clearly felt terrible.  We watched and waited over the next few hours in hopes that he would pull through, but by that night he was so crazy with fever he...
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It Is Not Seven Yet.

December 1, 2011

School was cancelled today because of high winds.  Not that we can’t handle a little wind, but because nobody has any power (except for us whoohoo!), and if the kids play outside somebody will surely be taken out by a flying palm tree. Unfortunately, school being cancelled means I don’t get to do anything...
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His and Hers

November 21, 2011

***Warning. Not for virgin eyes (that means you, mom)*** His She’s going to be so into this. We are so on right now. That chic from Entourage is so hot. That Feist chic is so hot. I’m not even getting tired. Having a buzz for this rocks. I shouldn’t have eaten that third enchilada....
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Love Is In the Air

November 15, 2011
Love Is In the Air

After Sister Number 1 got married last year I was on an emotional high for weeks.  I couldn’t get her and my new bother-in-law out of my mind.  I would even lie in bed at night and replay the events in my head, with a subtle smile on my face and a warm feeling...
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It Wouldn’t Be a Wedding Ceremony Without a Cougher

November 9, 2011

Well, Hayden is barking like a dog and gargling phlegm.  Just in time for us to get on a plane tomorrow and fly to Texas for Sister Number 2’s wedding. He will be a ring bearer in the ceremony and may be even cuter than he was last year, even if he does hack...
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Next Time, Let’s Hope It’s a Half Pint.

November 6, 2011

I can’t believe this is ours. It’s like we are living a life of luxury! It’s so awesome. We are so awesome! . . . . . . . . . . (Thud) Oh my god! What!?! What happened? (Scott is standing at the sink, holding his head.) Are you okay?  Is it your...
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Inside Out

October 15, 2011

Piece by piece is chipped away Until my shell loses strength And I fall apart I spill from the inside out Revealing dark holes and stubborn knots Tears of anger and doubt flow But never seem to wash it all away I look to you for reassurance Knowing that it should come from within...
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I Love

October 13, 2011

There has been a lot of stress. A lot of yearning for what is so close yet so far. A lot of struggle to get past what I don’t love about this situation. And so, inspired by Lemmonex who was inspired by SheLikesPurple, I have created a Love List. I love a good night’s...
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