Monthly Archives: September 2014

my practical son

Five has an electric toothbrush and, since Monday, he had a loose tooth. He was brushing his teeth tonight and decided he might as well use the toilet at the same time, little did he know that he would lose … Continue reading

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not everyone can keep up with the pack

My town had its first half marathon yesterday and I was thrilled to participate. It felt like, in our own small way, we were making history. A handful of women from my team placed very well in their age groups, … Continue reading

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by the time my boys are men my heart will no longer fit inside me

So maybe Italian school does get easier with time, because today is already the third day and so far so good. Five did well on his first day. Before we left for our walk to school, he cried a little … Continue reading

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back to school, again

My kids go back to school on Monday. Nine is almost finished with his summer homework. He didn’t have that much to do but it has been kind of painful. We left the English for the end, and of course … Continue reading

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vacation’s over

I ran a lot this summer, a bunch of slow, easy runs mostly in the nearby trails – there are so many in Colorado and I discover new ones all the time. I had decided to take this summer off … Continue reading

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