A Chocolate Croissant for Elissa

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  When Elissa and I hung out for the very first time, it was fall in Syracuse and she wondered if I wanted to climb a tree. “Of course I want to climb a tree,” I’d said and meant it. We were in our twenties, in graduate school, and I did not get many offers [Read More...]

Thankful Tuesday: Tomatoes, Friends, Kite-Flying Wind

Yes, this is called the Pokey Park. How cute is that? And those are sticks and holes drilled into the tree trunk.

It’s been a loooooong time since Thankful Tuesday peeked his little head out of hibernation. Consider this to be a groundhog day of sorts. Mr. Groundhog is coming out and looking for his shadow. And then going back into the warm den. I can’t guarantee how long it’ll be before I’m back and yapping away [Read More...]

One Good Phrase: Micha Boyett (All will be well)

These are the days of holding the deep portions. The days where your husband walks the kids to the park and on the way his phone lights up with the worst kind of news. Tragedy. A friend’s life ended. And like that, he arrives at the playground, where his kids run and pour sand and [Read More...]

One Good Phrase: Leigh Kramer (Conversation is like…)

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Leigh Kramer sees the world in a lovely way. I am always reading her posts and saying, “Oh, I never thought of it like that” and I’m so grateful for her voice. Also, we are TV watching kindreds, especially when it comes to shows I’m a little embarrassed to say I love. Welcome Hopefulleigh! So [Read More...]

Thankful Tuesday: Noodle Situations, Tiger Hats

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Two days before Chris left town last week, he had a late night of work. And, of course, that was the night Brooksie chose to bring out the drama by slurping a spaghetti noodle from the back of his mouth up into his nasal cavity. I’m not even making this up. There were lots of [Read More...]

Why I love Mom’s Group

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Last week I sat in the small room with twelve or so women. One of the very best of the bakers among us had brought scones and a hand-made cream cheese spread with craisons and probably crack mixed in. She was, of course, serving that cream cheese in squatty etched glass mason jars. I love [Read More...]


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