Weekend coffee share


If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have begun reading On Writing by Stephen King. I haven’t read anything from him in years, but when I was in junior high, I read King voraciously. Carrie, FirestarterChristineIT, I skirted around Cujo (but I’m already scared of dogs so I didn’t work on it too hard), and the four novellas from The Four Seasons.

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Share Your World – Outer Space and Peanut Butter

I am beginning a new challenge because I like challenges and I was happy to find this one! I encourage you to do it too, and connect to the original blogger, but… connect it to me, too!

Would you travel into outer space?

I don’t think so. I would want to so much, but, if I’m honest, I don’t think I can get over my aversion to puking and dizziness.

Which country/city in the world (that you have never been to) would you most like to visit and why?

Spain/Malaga. Because Antonio Banderas. Not really. I do want to go to Spain, just the whole state of Andalucia, and not because of Antonio, but because of the architecture.

But if I was just picking one city, Stradford-Upon-Avon, England. When I turned 30, I celebrated by traveling solo abroad, which I hadn’t had the courage to do before then. My first trip abroad was to Oxford, England, and it was just glorious. I want to go to Stradford for the history and buildings and to meander around there.

What could you do to breathe more deeply today? 

Remind myself that life is good, right now, just as it is.


Complete this sentence:  This creamy peanut butter sandwich could really use some …

Potato chips. Did you ever do that? I used to put potato chips on my PBJ sandwiches, and I haven’t even thought about it in years.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

From last week, I’m grateful for the chance to see my friend Jenny at story time. She’s not been having a rough first trimester, so it was good to see her, and her squishy snuggly little girl.

This coming week, I’m looking forward to a mom’s night out I’m planning at a saloon in Fall City. I hope they have a t-shirt, ’cause I want one!🙂

Share Your World challenge.



Love In Off-Key Singing

Wee One has a pretty regular bedtime routine, and it revolves around the letter B. Bedtime britches (an overnight diaper), bottle, brush teeth, book, and then bed. After the book and before bed is a prayer and song, but those don’t start with B, so I don’t include them. They’re part of the “bed” part of the routine.

I cradle her in my arms and rock and sing her “Baby Mine” from Dumbo, which I have done since she was about 4 months old, and Cohiba, who does not sing at all, has learned the words from hearing me sing it so many times.

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How Do You Know What Life Should Look Like?

Cohiba and I had a good night last night; after Wee One went to bed, a couple of cigars, a couple bottles of wine, no iPhones, no tablets… Just sitting outside talking.

The next few weekends are not going to look like I had hoped because he’s going to be leaving town for the next two weeks. I love it when he springs those trips on me. I was pretty disappointed, for I had been looking forward to the things we (really, only I) were planning. The things I was planing are really “Seattle” things.

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How Many Rocks Will Fit?


On Tuesday, my 17 month old was putting rocks in my hand. After about 10 or 11, they started falling, so she put new ones into my other hand. I thought about this post as I sat in the sprinkling rain and switched from watching her concentrating little face to watching the top rock in my full hand, barely balanced in place. It tipped to either side easily if I moved my hand, so precarious was its perch.

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