Monthly Archives for September 2010
I’ve got a friend who jokes that preparing food in my kitchen is like cooking during the Stone Age. Because while I’ve got your basic pots and pans, gifted to us at our wedding, I don’t have much equipment, like … Continue reading
On Saturday night, Matt and I were invited to an end-of-summer soiree on Lake Calhoun. For a week prior, I was in a tizzy. Because nothing in my closet seemed to fit. Or be in style. That’s what happens when … Continue reading
On Monday I vowed to get in shape and finish my proposal. Matt was in Japan on a trade mission with governor Tim Pawlenty, yet somehow, at home alone with three, I thought I could change my life. Overnight. First, … Continue reading
On Saturday night, our neighborhood held its annual pig roast. And I felt freer than I had in a long time. Matt was traveling but I had hired a sitter. I’d done what he always says to do: get help. … Continue reading
While he traveled, I mulled over the sacrifices we make, both seen and unseen, for our children and for our marriage. And I wondered, does he give up enough? Do I give up too much?
We walked down to our neighbor’s home to feed the birds. She stared at my boys. “I blinked and they were gone,” she said about her own. And we all say that, only hers were gone; both died of cancer. … Continue reading
While at the cabin, Matt and I sipped coffee on the deck while talking about our house plans. We decided not to give up a formal dining room. We like the coziness of sharing a meal in our home with … Continue reading
We’ve got one off to kindergarten. One off to preschool. And one determined to go wherever her brothers go. You try to stop her.
We’ve invited some friends over on Saturday night to celebrate Labor Day with us. We’ve hardly fired up our bonfire this year. Usually, that’s one of my favorite summer pastimes: we tuck our kids in bed and hope they stay … Continue reading