to my kids who aren’t my kids

I’m joining Rachel’s linky party today by writing a Mother’s Day letter to my kids – well, to two of them anyway.  You’ll have to pretend for a bit that we’re in England though because it’s Mother’s Day a tad earlier on that side of the Atlantic – March 30 actually.  So, in honor, I’m writing this … Continue reading

in the moment

“Most people live in the past, or trying to peek into the future,” she said as I crouched in my chair, arms wrapped tightly around my middle, shielding myself from her truth, embarrassed of my need for it. “It is an art, to live in the present, to let the past and the future be … Continue reading

need a good read?

I am a chronic book-recommendor.  If you want a recommendation, you’ve come to the right place, but you may need to sit and stay a while.  Because I will go on and on.  I cannot be stopped. I will need to know a little something about you but I’m pretty sure I can come up with … Continue reading

punctuation

I’m in love with punctuation.  To be clear, I am not talking about excessive exclamation points.  Look: I’m so excited! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop the madness.  More exclamation points do not make you more excited than you were in the first sentence.  Once, I told a friend some good news and she was so excited, … Continue reading

the Bawden ask

I have a fabulous friend who I’ll call Naomi – because that’s her real name. She and her husband have been married ten years.  At some point in those years, Naomi asked her husband to a church dance as if she were asking him to prom – in other words, extravagantly.  I don’t remember all … Continue reading

just married…

… 19 years ago.  But still excited! Last week marked the nineteenth year I have been married to my man.  And it feels almost like something.  Next year, now THAT will be a big year – a cruise-worthy, celebrate-able year.  Next year will mark the year I will have been married as long as I … Continue reading

I don’t even know how to title this

I have a friend, a crocheting friend, whose mother-in-law has been giving her very old crocheting magazines.  I can crochet but mostly I choose not to.  This hasn’t stopped my crocheting friend and me from giggling over these old magazines.  Not only is the crocheting amazing (think barbie clothes, ponchos, animals, etc.), the models look … Continue reading

DIY … part deux

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the big reveal of my nesting on steroids, crafty, do-it-yourself dining room table project (and part 2 of this post).  I know.  You thought I’d be too distracted by the very baby I’ve been nesting for to get around to finishing.  And you were right.  But five … Continue reading

a day in the life

You guys.  I’m tired. And getting on the computer is impossible these days. Because when I sat down to send an e-mail to the little kiddo’s caseworkers today, this is what happened… mmm-hmm Anyone want to babysit while I blog?