Monthly Archives: November 2009

Going Speechless with Sarah Palin

We got a very special opportunity to see Sarah Palin at her book signing. Reading the news, one would think that there might be, oh, twelve people waiting for the book signing that would begin at noon.  At 9:00 AM … Continue reading

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Chasing Her Down

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Proud Mary

I am thinking that in the end, man belongs in the city not snuggly and happily in the country but getting out there around the masses in the city. Someone once challenged, “Prove to me that we should be living … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Meghan!!

I made age appropriate food  and had them in brown bags with extra goodies and their name on the front for children; youngest got tortilla wraps with cream cheese, cheese and ham; beefier grade school boys got Italian sausage on … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is:

Sharon! We will be giving a way another terrific gift soon, so stay on your toes!

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Stuff That Bird

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! This is our traditional Thanksgiving stuffing.  I make the cornbread (usually) ahead and freeze.  Andrew does the rest and is always overly generous with the sausages.  Make this once and you will never go back to bread cubes … Continue reading

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Nursery

I’m exploding with design ideas lately.  I think part of it is that I am looking forward to spending more time at home once little Peabody arrives and I have so many projects I want to do!  I’ve been getting very … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sugar

One of the many, small things that I have missed about Moscow is Bucer’s cuban style espresso. I miss all of it: I miss making it, and smelling it, and tasting it, and watching others do the same. I graduated … Continue reading

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Photos Albums, Streamlined

I’m still not sure how she managed to do it, but somehow, my mom created hand-made photo albums for every one of her seven children and a couple for herself to keep.  I’m feeling like a slouch since I can’t even manage to … Continue reading

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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

I was pretty excited about this book.  I got it just the other day in the mail and debated wrapping it up and giving it to the kids for Christmas but thought better of it.  I wanted to read it … Continue reading

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Sex and the City

As I was taking one last peruse of the Michelangelo exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, Matthias was off in a room building a tower of blocks to reach to heaven. There in a corner of the room where the … Continue reading

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Do Ya Feel Lucky? Well, Do Ya, Punk?

Well, do ya? We are giving away a trendy little weekly organizer.  I like this little organizer because it is not year specific. All you need to do is respond in the comments and you will be entered to win. … Continue reading

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Dumbarten Oaks

Who knew this place even existed?  I had read about Dumbarten Oaks and have wanted to go there since I discovered the gardens are free to tour in the fall and winter.  Finally, this past Saturday we actually went and … Continue reading

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The Changeling

“I can’t wait to go to Seattle this weekend so I can sit in the car for a really long time and read my book” – Matthias Huuunh!???  This from the boy who was hard pressed to ever read anything, … Continue reading

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Foolishness and Madness

Have you ever totally worn yourself out with an apology? Have you ever thought, and thought, and thought about why was it exactly that you were motivated to act in that certain way that resulted in you being a total … Continue reading

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Eating Purple Potatoes

Have you seen potatoes more beautiful than these?  For our Sunday dinner, we bought a small bag of heirloom potatoes and they were well worth the extra money.  They taste like normal potatoes but the fun I had photographing them and their exquisite … Continue reading

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Drinking Premordial Ooze

I have been reading (and loving) Supper of the Lamb by Robert Capon and my son-in-law, Tim, recently recommended that the guys read For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann to discuss at Christmas over cigars and port (Tim … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

We have always drunk whole milk, not the blue stuff and at long last our suspicions have been verified: Children who drink full fat milk weigh less than those who do not, a new study has found. ScienceDaily (Nov. 4, … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot

 I took these Thursday morning when I should have been teaching school, but the lighting was pretty good so I interrupted the kids’ play to call them down for a photo shoot.  Canon balked at wearing the striped shirt because … Continue reading

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Laura Ingalls Laundry Soap

If someone had stopped by my house Friday afternoon,  they would have found me, hovering over a pot  of sudsy water, with a huge wooden spoon while vapours of fresh soap steamed up all the windows. “Come on in,” I would have … Continue reading

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