Family time


Courtney’s realized that “let’s have family time” will get her almost anything and we had a ton of family time this weekend. It was really nice. We had a great weekend with hints of spring. It was great, if you can get past the head cold that never ends. I’d write more but my head […]

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Why do my posts need titles? I’m too tired for that.


For reasons I can’t begin to comprehend, there’s no school today. It’s a teacher work day, I think, in our county and so our school is closed. Because of course. But as I write this, Courtney is lying on the kitchen floor by the heater and Patrick is still sleeping. I think he’s got a […]

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Momma do it

Maybe it’s the season, the weather (rain), the fact that it’s grey and gross. Or maybe it’s the fact that my best friend is moving to Texas and I’m sad about that. Or maybe it’s the kids and their complete inability to listen to me. The fact that I have to repeat myself over and […]

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The little people


It occurred to me at 2:54 this morning that I haven’t written about the kids in a while. We’ll just start this by saying that they’re good. They’re still living here, neither has found any kind of employment and the mooches are eating us out of house and home. I can’t imagine what they’ll be […]

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Everything’s bigger in Texas


I have no idea what that means. What does that mean anyway? I spent the weekend in Austin for QuiltCon. A weekend of creativity, learning, inspiration, quilts, peeing alone, margaritas, runs around the lake, excellent meals and cocktails. I’m not sure cocktails were actually part of my original weekend hopes and dreams but you can […]

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A week in the life


I’m a little mystified that half of February is already over and that March is looming on the horizon. Valentine’s came and went and the kids were all about the day. Weird but I guess that’s what happens when you talk a lot about it in school.I “did” the Valentine’s party for Patrick’s class and […]

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