Monthly Archives: February 2012

sisters

the candor of the women always surprises me living on the streets affords little privacy and it plays out in subtle and not so subtle ways is it easier to lay the details of your life wide open when you have no place to hold your secrets? or are your secrets hidden so deeply inside […]

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living with less

In three short days, my husband and I will leave our sweet 1700sq foot home in NE Portland for an 880 sq foot loft in the city’s cultural district.  Needless to say I have given away a lot of things in the last month.  I say I because truth be told, my husband is a […]

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leaving one place

this morning I reached for the microwave door to reheat my coffee only to remember that i gave it away my microwave yesterday cold coffee it is

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motherhood

it doesn’t matter that my children are grown and out of the house I love them as fiercely as I did the moment they were born likely more so time has polished and sealed my affection the weight of the world the unkindness of strangers and family alike doesn’t ease as your child grows it […]

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Poems from long ago

In the process of cleaning out my home for the big move, I have come across old journals. Ugh! In them I have found a few pearls, “special only to me” writings that I want to save. I will include them over the few weeks in an effort to preserve some memories.. 29 August 1993 […]

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Why I Love My Husband So Much

because it’s Valentine’s Day and because I have the best husband ever 1. He’s a good man; and being a good man is important to him. 2. He’s funny. Smart funny; not mean funny. 3. He plays the guitar really well. 4. He makes breakfasts. 5. He loves me soooooo much 6. He likes to […]

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Originally posted on I Like to Cook Gluten Free:
Italian food is one of my favorites. Most of the dishes I loved were off limits for a long time once I found out I couldn’t eat wheat. One particular dish that I really like is gnocchi. Although I had never made it from scratch (even…

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Family History

I found this picture recently of grandparents. It’s a picture I had never seen before; I have no idea where it was taken, only that it was taken in 1972. I love it; and them. They both passed several years ago. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about them. My grandmother is the one who […]

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