Showing posts with label Yellow Springs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yellow Springs. Show all posts

Monday, July 16, 2018

What do you recognize?

S posted this picture yesterday, and I loved the doggo. 
Then I realized I knew the backdrop to the picture

It was three kitchens ago,
and kinda my favorite kitchen 

UPDATE: At got the connection right away. "It's because I spent so much time at that table trying to finish my food." 😂

Sunday, January 14, 2018

FB is killing me with memories

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My babies are so beautiful*   
* Beautiful = nostalgia for when they were so squishy, tiny, chubby-cheeked, and I saw both of them at breakfast every morning.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Prodigal Couple

It was good meeting so many old friends this week. We spent an evening with LV and NF and their families; had lunch with NM and his family today; and went to the M's NYE party where we saw EVERYONE.

Walking back from Stafford St. in the feathery snow and single-digit cold, Big A said that it's kind of fun, because people are so excited to see us even if we weren't that special when we actually lived here. It's true :) .

We got back 11-ish, so we could hang out with the kids and grandparents until midnight and chanted the countdown into 2018. I so want this year to be better than the last couple of years.

And I should take better pictures.


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Grandparents are so brave

they'll even take naughty puppies to the bank
(Parents aren't doing so well:
Hurry home, Huck!)


Thursday, January 12, 2017


Sometimes it is the surprise present 
into our luggage as we said goodbye 
(a present I didn't find until weeks later 
because I left for the conference 
the very day we got home)
that is the sweetest
and warmest.


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Second Christmas

In YS, and the only picture I got all weekend was of the grandparents' goodbye...


Thursday, December 31, 2015

The End

They'll be home from YS soon
And then night comes
or falls--depends
on whom you ask

Time to wrap babies and burritos
while birds dip their wings
in sunsets
and vanish


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Blast from the Past

Yesterday's prom photo extravaganza
made us moms reminisce 

Their playdates and sleepovers,
 their silly sing alongs...


Saturday, February 07, 2015


Their sister
is at retreat/
long camp

Then when
they took tests
to see if they too
were dependent

they found only
two options:
dependent OR
very dependent


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A Dimple in Time

In the middle of August 
four years ago, I uploaded 
this picture of Nu to FB.

It was whimsically captioned:
 "One day, the child made a wish--
and then summer started."

My sister's school friend
(newly friended) found it 
today, liked it. Others did too.

I looked through that 
entire album at work
and missed my babies.

She was just two then 
she's headed for Grade 2
this August. Soon.

So small and squishy, right? 
But I remember thinking then
that she'd become a big kid.

Ok, yes.
Time is fleeting,
but it's also so ridiculous.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Surprise Portrait

This showed up in my message folder...
There usually aren't (m)any pictures of us

Another thing I really like is how we're  
flanked by a portrait of Big A as a kid…


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

(I need a) Smile

At blogged about this a long time ago.
He titled it Paul Simon Enjoys Subs:

(In case you can't read it, it says:
"The words of the prophets are written on the Subway (sic) walls."
So meta.)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

O.K. Camp

A couple of weeks ago, the kids were finally at the eco-camps they'd been talking about for about two months. It was kind of a big deal/special year since it was going to be the last year At (14) could go before he aged out and the first time Nu (5) would be old enough to go.

They had a nice beginning to the week, bumping into each other in the cafe, being assigned as buddies (completely randomly, per Nu ;), and then midweek this happened.
On Thursday, deputies, law enforcement officers and a K-9 unit from several area agencies searched the park, the Glen Helen Education Center on State Route 343 and neighboring areas, sheriff’s Maj. Eric Spicer said. The 1,000-acre nature preserve is an entity of the college, located adjacent to the campus.The gunman was spotted near the Outdoor Education Center at Glen Helen at about 11:30 a.m. According to a witness there, the man approached a dorm and when a counselor asked him to leave, the man displayed a gun.“He more or less implied and made a menacing statement to them,” Spicer said. 
It turns out now that the college-aged counsellor had made the whole thing up. And everyone's angry because it was horrifying and also what a waste of tax-payer resource$, etc, etc.

I'm mostly okay with it. Because unlike the nightmares I've had since Newtown, this one case--this one very special case involving my very own children--seemed to have ended well: there was a gunman around the kids; no one got hurt. If we can't prevent men with guns showing up at kids' schools and camps, this should be the way it always ends.

Or the gunmen can be totally imaginary--I'm okay with that too; I could sleep through that.


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

There (and Back Again)

Tired, waiting at the door
yet another rehearsal.

On folded legs and wheels
we've accumulated maps
for wrongs, words,
and soon--
an edge

I learn to suspect horizons
and they harbor storms
their pennant winds
find us, rush us