adventures in normality Archive

  • I’ll always drive an extra mile for the sake of a reasonably-priced artichoke. In my daily swim through the morass of marketing e-newsletters that are available, I accidentally found an […]

    The John Wayne of Meijer

    I’ll always drive an extra mile for the sake of a reasonably-priced artichoke. In my daily swim through the morass of marketing e-newsletters that are available, I accidentally found an […]

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  • I wish I could say that I came into this year, this decade, with rosy optimism and a warm blanket. I tried. I did yoga. I took a hot shower […]

    New

    I wish I could say that I came into this year, this decade, with rosy optimism and a warm blanket. I tried. I did yoga. I took a hot shower […]

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  • “Here mommy, let me put some of this on you,” my boy says to me. He rubs glitter into my collarbone like a salve. “Now make a wish,” he instructs […]

    Fairy dust

    “Here mommy, let me put some of this on you,” my boy says to me. He rubs glitter into my collarbone like a salve. “Now make a wish,” he instructs […]

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  • The last couple of weeks have been rough. With camp long since over and another three weeks before the preschool year begins, there’s been no consistent social diversion for my […]

    Twinkle, twinkle

    The last couple of weeks have been rough. With camp long since over and another three weeks before the preschool year begins, there’s been no consistent social diversion for my […]

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  • 1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

    Things I did not know a month ago

    1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

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  • My little boy is four today. Four. I feel like I’m supposed to say that I can’t believe he’s four already, and in some ways that’s true, but mostly it […]

    A note to my boy, who is four today…

    My little boy is four today. Four. I feel like I’m supposed to say that I can’t believe he’s four already, and in some ways that’s true, but mostly it […]

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  • I hug him tight. He kisses me on the side of my nose. “Thanks, mom,” he says, rolling over and heaving a sigh. “Good night.” This is how he falls […]

    Urban explorer

    I hug him tight. He kisses me on the side of my nose. “Thanks, mom,” he says, rolling over and heaving a sigh. “Good night.” This is how he falls […]

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  • A few weeks ago, he met a little girl named Lucy on the playground. He looked at her wide-eyed, then leaned over to me and asked: “Mommy… she’s not the […]

    Awesome thing my son said, #11,987

    A few weeks ago, he met a little girl named Lucy on the playground. He looked at her wide-eyed, then leaned over to me and asked: “Mommy… she’s not the […]

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  • Had a fabulous time at a creativity workshop with Amy yesterday, and met her two beautiful boys along with a handful of other local bloggers (though I didn’t get much […]

    Eye sees you

    Had a fabulous time at a creativity workshop with Amy yesterday, and met her two beautiful boys along with a handful of other local bloggers (though I didn’t get much […]

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  • Tangled up in pillows and blankets, I think “I’m stuck” was the first sentence my son ever uttered. I’m feeling that way lately with this blog. I’m editing posts in […]

    I’m stuck

    Tangled up in pillows and blankets, I think “I’m stuck” was the first sentence my son ever uttered. I’m feeling that way lately with this blog. I’m editing posts in […]

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