Monthly Archives: October 2012

Growing Old Together

You thought this was going to be a sappy love post about Nik and me, didn’t you? Instead, today we’ll feature Ellie and her little friend, P! P is just three months older than Ellie.  It’s been fascinating to watch … Continue reading

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[Mostly] On The Other Side

Hello friends and family far and wide, We made it through.  That was a lot of rain and wind but thankfully our house is fine and we didn’t even lose power, other than many nerve-wracking flickerings.  I think the storm … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Last August, it was Hurricane Irene.  This time, it’s Hurricane Sandy, which is likely to combine with a winter storm coming from the west and create a “Frankenstorm” that has the potential to be really terrible.  There are states of … Continue reading

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KIOS: Cleaning, Part 1: No Paper Products

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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The Tomatoes Finally Showed Up

I know I claimed a few weeks back that our tomato crop has been a big failure.  Amazingly, thankfully, the tomatoes finally decided to start blessing us with their presence!  It’s late October and the plants are full of green … Continue reading

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A Couple Momentous Firsts

Ellie is growing and changing so quickly.  The past couple weeks, a couple things have happened that have really made me realize how quickly my baby is turning into a little girl. Exhibit A – Ellie’s first loaf of bread … Continue reading

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Why We Think B2 is a Boy (But No Ultrasounds for Us!)

Before Ellie was born, we were pretty sure she was a girl, mostly because I’d had 2-3 dreams in which I clearly knew that she was a girl and because one of the midwives in our practice had been fairly … Continue reading

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