Category Archives: family

CircusKitchen Oberhauser Four

January 2021 I’ve been meaning for ages to make a post for collecting the pix of all four of us. Y’know, cuz flamly is everything. Today I will start imperfectly with just ONE. . More to come. (o:

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Meal Abandoned: A Poem

Saturday, January 16th 2020 . Meal Abandoned Meal. Abandoned. Alas. And alack! I ate chew. N I ain’t comin’ back. ~Anonymous? . *

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AT RISE: My Hair is Cold

Saturday, January 9th 2021 AT RISE: At home. BOY: My hair is cold. MOM: Put on a hat. BOY: [Pause.] No thanks. SCENE. .

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Best Christmas Movie of My Life

Sunday, December 13th 2020 I’m sorry but right now this is the Best. Christmas. Movie. Of my life. Every Parent at Christmas (by The Holderness Family) [4:06]: *

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MNOOKM Party

Saturday, November 28th 2020 MNOOKM: McSweeney, Neely, Oberhauser, Oberhauser, Kolonoski, McSweeney. It wasn’t a party per se, it just feels like one every time we get these cousins together. . 2020-11-28 MNOOKM Party [0:44]: . And it’s a comfort to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2020

Thursday, November 26th 2020 . . . Zooming for Thanksgiving is about what you’d expect. Between technical challenges and standard chaos, we sign off before too long. But not before Gavin consults Bubble Wow on the best practices for how … Continue reading

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Look at That Cat: Basket Case

Thursday, November 26th 2020 Wherein Kitten falls away to the smell of Thanksgiving turkey and fixings emanating from Chef Paul’s kitchen. . 2020-11-26 Basket Case [0:25]: . 😹

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Fun with ClaraJane: Adventures in Hair

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 . In “celebration” of ClaraJane “catching up” to her 4th Grade distance learning schoolwork this fall, we fulfill her long-standing wish to dye her hair. . 2020-11-17 CJ’S Hair Adventure [1:13]: . . . Voila. *

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Girl Makes Way for Piano

Monday, November 2nd 2020 Preparing the new Music Corner! . . Special thanks to my sister Amanda for helping make this painting possible! 💕 . . . And finally, time for the reveal. [To be continued…] 🎵

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Girl Meets Piano

Sunday, November 1st 2020 AT RISE: It is late morning Sunday, the ‘rents are out -sans enfants– for a much anticipated matin a Cheteau CostCo. Him: Remember if you feel overwhelmed, it’s okay to pull over into a side aisle … Continue reading

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