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I think that I shall never see…

…anything as lovely as this tree in my front yard. The flowers were out in their full glory this weekend. The weather was lovely. We celebrated my son’s baptism with lots of family here to visit. There were some low moments — it doesn’t help that everyone has colds — but I managed to get some short naps, I read Tara Sophia Mohr’s Playing… read more »

Life right now…

…is simultaneously wearying and exciting, stressful and wonderful. I’ve been pushing myself with running. I ran for 95 minutes on Monday in order to train for Broad Street (which is 10 miles). The weather was so beautiful I wanted to keep going. Aerobically I feel capable of going forever. My knees are not quite there. They complained on the hills. I… read more »

Update on Q1 goals

I’m interrupting “creative careers” week on the blog to post an update on my Q1 goals. This year I elected to set quarterly goals rather than New Year’s resolutions. I have a lot of things I want to do this year, and spacing it out helped me feel like it would all happen. So is it happening? I had my baby on January 15 (yes, that was a Q1 goal… read more »

Survival of the snowbound

Here’s a fun dinner party question: which days of your life would you like to live through again? This is a different question from identifying your happiest days. I’m thrilled for the births of my children, but I would prefer not to repeat those experiences. In any case, Thursday, March 5th, is not a day I’d like to repeat either. Due to an unfortunate ho… read more »

What my ancestors did before breakfast

My baby is almost one month old. It’s been a long month in many ways. Now that I’ve been through the first month four times, I also realize that the one-month mark is somewhat of a dangerous tipping point for me. In the immediate postpartum days, I have a burst of energy that comes from no longer being hugely pregnant. There’s the excitement of having a new b… read more »