Category Archives: domestic life

Surprise Video Chat with Hubsand

Wednesday, January 15th 2020 . . I don’t remember why he called me, other than Dear Hubsand discovered some video chat functions with his phone. . . Um… Baby? I don’t know what to say… . . Oh my. OK! … Continue reading

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At Rise: I Know That

Thursday, January 9th 2019 ~8:30pm   AT RISE:  It is bedtime.   Mom and ClaraJane are snuggling in (ClaraJane’s) bed. M:  [Lifts head off pillow and kisses CJ’s juicy cheek a *bunch* of times.   CJ is nearly asleep and does not … Continue reading

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Darling Daughter: Despair and Delight

Friday, January 3rd 2019 That time when Australia is burning and the illegitimate fascist Liar-in-Chief is fomenting war in the Middle East and your house is trashed and your foundations are slipping, but you are a mom and your most … Continue reading

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Camping: Frost Mountainview Yurt ~ December 2019

December 27-30th 2019 2019-12-30 Frost Mountainview Yurt Camping [5:12]: https://youtu.be/gmlvY5_kVEk . Drawing, Charading, Reading ,and Whittling . Mom tries to get her face together . Sledding forward imperfectly . Ukeoke by an open fire . Let it snow… . 🎼Bacon … Continue reading

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At Rise: Who Dunnit

Sunday, December 29th 2019 AT RISE: All is quiet in the yurt where The Oberhauser Four are beginning to stir. The morning sun is glinting off the tops of the winter trees visible through the skylight above. Suddenly the peace … Continue reading

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Packing the Winter Clothes

Thursday, December 26th 2019 Prepping for our annual retreat to a winter yurt in Maine, I collect the winter clothes into a pile with one particular peculiarity: Aw, kitty kitty. ☃️

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Crystal Science with ClaraJane

Thursday, December 26th 2019 Having been born a couple hours after Christmas, my birthday is always nothing if not post-apocalyptic. Today is no exception. However, as the boys slept in, my daughter made me coffee and invited me to assist … Continue reading

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