purging and doing without

I love purging.  Not the kind that comes out of my stomach through my mouth--that kind freaks me out.  I love the kind of purging that involves getting rid of stuff.  Lots of it.  Bagloads to the thrift store donation door. I go through purging spells a few times a year, and each time, I... Continue Reading →

Mama Mia spa night and rant about Godiva

Mama Mia date night, complete with a visit to the (pretend, at-home) nail salon, hair salon, and homemade chocolate-dipped strawberries... (which, if I may say so myself, are WAY better than the overpriced chocolate-dipped strawberries we had at Godiva at the Mall of America on Saturday night. They were TEN dollars for SIX of them,... Continue Reading →

my new lens

My newest little toy is a Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 AF lens for my Nikon D90 camera. It is a teeny little thing, which, at first glance, seems like it wouldn't do much of anything.  After reading up on photography in the last weeks, I've gathered that everyone from amateur to pro loves this lens.... Continue Reading →

Mama Mia ice-cream date

We started a tradition of Sunday evening Mama Mia dates, where Mia and I spend an hour or two together, just us. Tonight we had ice cream on the front porch and painted with acrylic paints. We laughed about silly things and chatted about nothing...the way things used to be *all* the time about 13... Continue Reading →

does it ever get easier?

For most of my life I have been waiting for things to get easier.  When I was a kid, I was sure that by the time I was an old fart in my thirties I'd be a pro at this.  I was certain that I would be super smart and know "everything".  I believed that... Continue Reading →

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Happy Friday!

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