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October 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Daily

I finished this book and I finished this shawl.

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Jeff and I celebrated our 16th anniversary by sharing a pretzel at a high school football game.

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Henry is practicing a new smile—one that puts his bottom teeth on display.

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Meredith will be receiving her first pair of Dr. Martens for Christmas.

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Harper is just happy to pretend that her legs are being eaten by sharks.

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Last week was fall break, so we took the girls to a bar to see John K. Samson and Craig Finn.

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I bought a shirt that displays the flags of the eight countries affected by the travel ban.

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Also: I signed up to take a writing class in November and I won’t be doing NaBloPoMo here (I know!), but I WILL be doing NaNoWriMo. Because I’m going to try and write a book. (You know I won’t REALLY write a book. I know myself enough to know that there is an 83% chance of project abandonment.)

You know what, though? I’ll try to check in here at least once each week, which is a heck of a lot more than I’ve been doing lately. Our couch. It reclines.

Now that Meredith has Dr. Martens, I feel the need to try once again to break these guys in. (I don’t have the grit/pain tolerance that I had in my 20s. Perhaps I should start drinking dark beer again.)

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My comments are still being hacked, so I’m still moderating like a true moderator.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amy in KC // Oct 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    You will finish. I believe in you.

  • 2 kmkat // Oct 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I LOVE your shoes! Brand?

  • 3 Diane Stenglein // Oct 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    1. I have a dress that would match her boots perfectly.

    2. That shawl is to die for. I just went to a wool festival last weekend. Alone. It was exquisite. (I wore a silk and wool cardigan, based on the Knitter’s Almanac February Sweater. I spent only $40 on new yarn.)

    3. I’m writing to you like we know each other in real life. It’s a little weird. But I humor myself to think that we might get along, were we to meet.

  • 4 Mary K. in Rockport // Oct 25, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Can you find a shirt commemorating our “esteemed” Senate (well, just the VP) gutting Consumer Protection?

  • 5 Cindy // Oct 25, 2017 at 11:13 am

    That shawl is lovely. I try to participate in NaNoWriMo every year. Maybe I’ll try harder this year and actually finish something.

  • 6 MJ // Oct 25, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Someone once wrote,’Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move on’

  • 7 Carroll // Nov 1, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Oh! NoMoBlahPo it is then. But go WriMo, you!!!