Archive for December, 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Colorado Christmas

In the 1970’s my dad hitchhiked here from Chicago and stayed with some people he barely knew in some cabin in Nederland. A few years later, my mom was sent here from Chicago by her parents, as an 18 year old, to stay with a family in South Denver for several months. Once my parents […]

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

The Wall

I just wrote out that title and had a flood of Pink Floyd songs rush through my head. It’s not that Wall. I’m talking about the wall around my heart. My dad was a contractor so I have confidence in knowing that I’ve done a pretty good job of building this wall. Years of painful […]

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


Another from 2004. Just needing some reassurance from God: Please let me just rest My head on your chest Can you whisper things will be fine Tell me you’ve got my life in Your hands Have healed me before But I need you once more God I need you once more

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


I wrote this in 2004 for a friend but since I’m in a writing mood, I’ve moved it to this blog. Sitting by herself Transformed by the ways of the lies Red drying She can’t find Translucent hands guiding her eyes She fades Her tender heart Corrupted by scales of hate Help me break the […]

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Just Shrink It

While watching me wash and strain some grapes, Malakai asked me, “what is that thing called when you strain the solids before the liquids?” Assuming I heard correctly, I said, “a strainer.” He said, “No, when the solids get strained before the liquids.” Realizing this was a thinking conversation, I put on my thinking cap, […]

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Thursday, December 4th, 2008

I Love

the way Jase still holds the passenger door open for me. sharing jokes and laughter with Jase and the kids. the way Cali has conversations (with no one) on our cell phones. it when Malakai and Zoe tell “Knock, Knock” jokes. playing battleship with Malakai and coloring with Zoe. when Cali roams around the house […]

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008


Kai: “Can I start inventing my flying car?” Me: (He’s been talking about inventing the first flying car for a long time.) “Sure.” Kai: “Right now? I can do it right now??” Me: “Well, you need to get your homework done first.” Kai: “No, I want to go to the store right now and get […]

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I Hate Disney Princesses.

I have a love/hate relationship with media and marketing. I see their ploys and sometimes laugh at the stupidity that, sadly, most consumers of the product end up purchasing. Sometimes I am amazed at the brilliance of the corporate schemes. My “favorite” is mascara commercials. The idea that mascara can actually “lengthen” your lashes, almost […]

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Monday, December 1st, 2008

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Jase has always been the baker (working at Paradise Bakery as a teen makes him the pro) and I love being the cook in our family. I don’t like baking all that much, I’m too impatient for it. I love oatmeal cookies without the raisins but once the raisins are taken out, they’re lacking in […]

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