Archive for the 'Domestic Arts' Category


Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

We’ve been busy lately. There have been little-girl sleepovers, outings to the park, and a field trip to pick strawberries. So, without further ado, let me show you the results of our latest outing. We start at this and this: We picked nine pounds of strawberries! And proceed to this and this: A sticky, boiling […]

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Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

A girl and her basket.

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Easter Prep

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Getting ready for the big day tomorrow!

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A Mud Patch of One’s Own

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Thirty dollars spent at Lowe’s + Some digging by Mommy = Priceless happiness “If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” –Rachel Carson

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Getting Into the Spring of Things

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

So much planting, painting, fixing, creating.

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Letter X

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

It doesn’t mark the spot, but we do have xylophone and x-ray!

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Surging Wants

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Lately we’ve been tending our garden, literally. A year ago we were marching through the process of house inspections and appraisals in order to get the house. When we moved in late May, the early year growing season was well under way. (We pretty much have a year-round growing season, though.) I planted wildflower seeds […]

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The Case of the Suspicious Mammogram

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The case is solved. I have NO CANCER!! I have a referral to an oncologist to discuss risk reduction options and to a genetic counselor to discuss testing for BRCA 1 and 2. I’m higher risk but so is living in general. Time to celebrate! And here’s another craft Claire and I did (since life […]

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Food Is Beautiful

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

As is friendship. I’m so grateful. I assembled these soup and cookie mixes to donate to our preschool raffle, and to give to friends in gratitude for their practical care during my recent events.

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Friday, March 4th, 2011

Today I have my surgical consultation for the discovery of atypical ductal hyperplasia. I’ve been waiting two weeks for this to discuss and schedule it. Up until today I’ve carried on normally, but today I’m as tense as an overstretched rubber band. I haven’t got more to share, although I do have another letter. Claire […]

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