Archive for May, 2010

Hands Like These

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

These are the hands of my mother (on the right) and my aunt (her only sibling). These hands have kneaded dough, stirred soup, opened jars with stuck lids, chopped onions, basted roasts, shucked corn, grated cheese, sliced melon. These hands have caressed fevered foreheads, wiped bottoms, rubbed calamine lotion on sunburn, brushed unruly tangled hair, […]

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The Beginning

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Lookee what I made! I finally took a lesson on how to use the sewing machine I was given for my birthday 11 months ago. Now that I know my way around the machine (the basics, at least) there will be no stopping me. This one is for Claire. (Pillowcases, anyone? When I learned to […]

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It’s Not All Hearts and Flowers

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Last week was rough for me and Claire. She had a slight cold, and she simply would not nap. I’d rock her, she was clearly tired, but no sleep came. By dinnertime each day she was strung out and whiny, and I was on edge. I was not ready to give up her nap, dammit! […]

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