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Not unless I see you first.

October 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Daily

I finished this book and I finished this shawl.



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


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


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


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


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



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


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.)


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


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!!!