Monthly Archives: September 2011

let’s pretend this is a home renovation blog for awhile now, shall we?

You might want to sit down for this. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!) This is where we are moving. That’s the kitchen, and you can see the door to the pantry there at the back. I know. You’d think … Continue reading

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so long, saturdays. and now sundays, too.

School started this past week and so did rugby for my six-year-old. Aside from all the dramatic changes in our family life, I knew this year would be a big turning point for him, and I am beginning to get … Continue reading

Posted in Separation anxiety, The boys | 4 Comments

putting off the inevitable

We should be moving in two weeks and I have yet to find movers. I have not contacted the utility company about getting the new place hooked back up to the grid. I haven’t signed the lease. I have not … Continue reading

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keeping busy

I started packing this weekend since the boys were away for a long weekend with their dad. We don’t move until October, but it kept me occupied and was a more pleasant alternative to attempting to work or sleep. When … Continue reading

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pieces of me

The beneficial effects of my two-month vacation waned rapidly. The first days back were OK but then life resumed, and here we go again with the hotness in the pit of my stomach and the weight of everything pressing down … Continue reading

Posted in Separation anxiety | 8 Comments

his face is pretty nice too

Yesterday I lay down with my two-year-old to persuade him to close his eyes and take a nap. He put his warm, soft hands up to my cheeks and whispered, in that loud whisper of his, “Te face รจ bella.” … Continue reading

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kindness and humor

Well. Here we are. We were originally meant to fly home to Italy on August 27th, but then Hurricane Irene hit at just the right time, delaying our return. So unexcited was I to leave that it came as a … Continue reading

Posted in Separation anxiety, something beautiful, Travel | 7 Comments