Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ocracoke

For the long weekend in September Tim and I decided on a whim to go down to Ocracoke, North Carolina.  We left at 2am to avoid traffic and by the time we arrived at the ferry 7 1/2 hours later, … Continue reading

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Some of My Lovely Baby Gifts

My sister Caitlin scored this most delectablesweater in Vegas before she knew she was having a boy.  I’m glad she didn’t know or I may not have gotten the sweater.  She said she would have kept it. It is cashmere and … Continue reading

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Fat Man

Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt encouraging him to speed up the experimental work in nuclear chain reactions to construct bombs- extremely powerful bombs, and it couldn’t be uranium; it was too heavy and in poor supply … Continue reading

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Hebel of Hebel

“We want life to be trouble-free and entirely enjoyable, to be devoid of risk and suffering and death.  We cover reality with smiley faces and shallow clichés.  We talk about thinking positively or thinking good thoughts and everything will just … Continue reading

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My Favorite Time of the Year

For all the reasons stated before, I love fall.  Out here, anyway, the summers can be so warm that it seems the primary goal is to stay cool.  But when fall rolls around, I’m ready to pull out blazers, sweaters, wool … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things…

I have had this necklace for a couple years now but I never tire of it!  It is one of my best antique store finds, discovered at one of the little shops in Union Town, WA. I almost didn’t buy … Continue reading

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Tall to the Small for Fall

This is just terrifically classic, flattering A-line skirt and cable knit sweater with a bangly necklace. I am seeing a lot of orange, plum and chartreuse out there for fall and I am thrilled.  They are my favorite colors.  Vera … Continue reading

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What I’m Loving for the Fall

I know it’s Fall when I start pulling the sweaters down from above my closet!  It’s not cold enough to warrant a coat but still, you need something a little cozy.  I love this shawl-collar type of sweater (a gift to me when … Continue reading

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Fall Chic

It’s fall when ….I polish my beat up cowboy boots and buy new socks.      Fall makeup: I stumbled on my new make up routine mostly because it takes 10 minutes to do. And because it’s a fresh change after wearing all that bronzer … Continue reading

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Fall Fashion

  Fall is probably the most fashionable time of the year  and makes us all crave back-to-school shopping–  even if we’ve long outgrown it. Layers of leather, tweeds and scarves, lovely tall boots and plenty of warm color makes us swoon. So pull out your … Continue reading

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What the Parents Don’t Know- Yet.

We got back from visiting Meghan and Fox in the hospital with everyone wanting baby holding time.  I badgered Canon to give up Fox and the first time he said, “Not quite yet.”  The next time, “I’m not quite done.” … Continue reading

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F-O-X

A 7 pound 4 ounce Fox, looking a lot, to me, like Athan, born September 17 very soon after Meghan and Eric walked through the hospital doors! Eric pleaded with Meghan to please let’s head to the hospital and reluctantly … Continue reading

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Fall Apple Picking

The week before last we had some Fall-ish weather for the first time, chilly with clear skies and that bright, slanting sunlight that feels worlds away from the sticky, hazy sun of summer.  For some reason Fall makes me more sentimental … Continue reading

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Early morning catch

Drinking coffee in bed while Freyja enjoyed her bottle next to me, I roamed onto craigslist at 8 a.m. Every once in a while I check the free listings to see if there is something in my neighborhood that looks worthwhile. … Continue reading

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Knight in Shining Armour

Tooling around our kitchen about three days into our school year, Isaac suddenly asked, “Would you like me to teach Taite and Matt math.”  After a nanosecond consideration, “Umm, YES!” So, Isaac has been coming over every morning at 7:30 … Continue reading

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I’m having a… what??

Maybe subconsciously, I was starting to think with the logic of my niece Bella. When I asked her if she thought my baby was a boy or a girl she said, “It’s a girl.” ” “How do you know?” I asked. “Because, you’re a … Continue reading

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Stocking up

Making home made chicken stock is one of those things that sounds absolutely not worth the trouble, but is. It is easy, done in as little as two hours, super inexpesive compared to buying the canned kind, and improves the tastesof any … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mom!!!

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Living with Aunt Beanie

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Bridal Bliss

  10 days of pre-wedding preperation and lots of celebration left me a little sad it’s all over but happy that everything went off without a hitch and the love- dovey couple is off honeymooning in Mexico. I’d been looking forward to … Continue reading

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