Archive for the ‘Friendship’ Category

Falling

Apr
2013
17

posted by on Friendship, Parenting, Remembering

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Spring’s here, finally.  Winter stayed past its welcome, but the tree outside our house budded anyway, defying day after day of snow and gray skies.  It’s not pretty yet, but the grass is greening and those buds are promises hanging from the branch, ready to pop.  I open the windows even though it’s still cold.  […]

Lavish

Jan
2013
05

posted by on Family, Friendship, Parenting

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My daughter’s favorite coat is long and minky-soft, zebra print with a ruffle around the bottom.  The inside is lined in hot pink.  Last week she wore it with big white furry boots and a red boys’ snow hat that looked like a race car.  She carried a fluffy white stuffed cat in her arms.  […]

Whirling

Aug
2012
05

posted by on Family, Friendship, Parenting, Remembering

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It’s summer.  We do summers especially well here in the north, where snow may fall in October or May.  Even early June sometimes keeps us in the occasional sweatshirt, so when summer really comes it’s like cracking an egg, sunshine and warmth running thick and golden across our town. I take the kids to the […]

posted by on Friendship, Running, Self-improvement

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My 5K was a week and a half ago. I was not ready.  I went anyway. Originally, I enlisted a running buddy and we developed a pretty straightforward plan: do an eight week training program, run the race at the end of it.  Unfortunately, due to several different factors including crutches, crises and unexpected out-of-town […]

Unpretty Trees

May
2012
23

posted by on Friendship, Nature, Self-improvement

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There is a little tree on the side of our yard that I love.  Its branches are high enough to walk under, but low enough to reach up and touch (or lift a child to touch).  It stands about the size of our one-story home, so it fits well in our yard.  Its leaves are […]

The Things We Hold

May
2012
03

posted by on Friendship, Parenting, Self-improvement

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CRACK! My daughter stared, crestfallen, at her broken teacup.  Her friend was visiting, and she’d asked me to let them play with her porcelain tea set, so I took down from the high shelf in her room.  They had played wonderfully together until, in a moment of impulsivity, a tiny hand banged it against the […]