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Category Archives: Everyday Things
By Julie | Published: April 28, 2013
Just minutes after this happened today: This did: Because right after I got the cushions back on the screen porch, the first spring downpour of the year blew into the neighborhood – complete with thunder. (Minus the snow, thank you God!!) With temps more than double what they were six days ago. I cannot adequately express [...]
By Julie | Published: April 27, 2013
For the past month or two, I’ve had a growing sense of concern nipping at the back of my mind that I may have lost the key to our screen porch door lock. And by lost I mean put it in a very special place that I could no longer remember, for safekeeping over the winter. And by [...]
By Julie | Published: April 13, 2013
Please be especially nice to us Minnesotans right now. Yes, we might be a little extra crabby lately. Or confused. Disoriented. We might wander off in the middle of a sentence now and then. We might be downright whiny. But that's because here we are...
By Julie | Published: April 7, 2013
It's all enough to make this first-born, type-A, straight-A, single-momming, self-employed girl want to hole up, buckle down and take care of things. Make things better. Fix things. Soothe things. Prevent things. Get things done. Check things off the list. All while clenching her fists and holding her breath until maybe, someday, the list will be a little less long and the needs a little lighter.
By Julie | Published: March 25, 2013
It is officially spring, and yet, here we sit. Locked in a world of ice and snow and frigid cold. Covered in frost..... Help!
By Julie | Published: February 17, 2013
The other night, on the edge of the closet door in R-boy’s room (which used to be R-girl’s room), we discovered that R-girl is just a hair away from meeting her goal. Or one of her goals, that is: To be as tall as me (or taller), which is somewhere in the vicinity of 5’11″. [...]
By Julie | Published: February 14, 2013
It happens. It does. In so many, many different ways. And not always the ways we think it will or expect it to or demand it to or imagine it will. In fact, almost never in those ways. But always, in one form or another it has the potential to happen. Because we are surrounded [...]
By Julie | Published: February 8, 2013
It’s the word a certain daughter in my house may or may not have said to me last night. “I feel lumpy.” I think that sentence was immediately followed by something like, “Ugh.” And a lifeless flop onto the bed. Which is weird. Because I honestly don’t think I’ve ever said that sentence to her. [...]
By Julie | Published: February 5, 2013
At some point this weekend, there was talk of how sharing a meal [breaking bread] together is both exceptionally ordinary and beautifully sacred Not ordinary at all To raise a glass together To sit knee to knee or thigh to thigh together To experience hunger and then flavor and then fullness together It says something [...]
By Julie | Published: January 24, 2013
Somewhere back toward the beginning of this blogging journey, I typed up a post about the specific kind of journal (and pen) that I was loving most at the time. Three years and six journals later, that opinion hasn’t changed. Although a lot of other things have. Particularly, the things filling those journals. Thank God. [...]