Category Archives: randomness

Dear readers, Please excuse Michelle’s two week absence. She was sick. Sort of.  But really. I told everyone I was doing fine. I really believed I was doing fine. Then suddenly, I wasn’t. Was I still standing upright, smiling, posting on Facebook and going to Target? Don’t be silly. Of course I was. But was […]

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I can’t believe it’s already mid-September. We’re feeling it here in Minnesota: the temperature took a nose dive last week and has been spiraling downward in a slow death-spin ever since. Don’t get me wrong, it’s gorgeous and perfectly fall-ish, I just wish the first frost advisory had waited until, oh I don’t know, THE […]

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Swinger parties, racism and room mothers: three things you may be thinking don’t go together, amiright? Oh, you sweet, innocent — and probably single &/or childless — kid. As anyone with children who have gone through the public school system can attest to, these three things totally can (and sometimes do) go together. But enough […]

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I hate cleaning my bathrooms. In fact, it’s what I’m supposed to be doing right now. True story. About an hour ago I posted this on Facebook: Since then I’ve searched for — and found — the green apple candle I decided I needed to light rightthisverysecond, brushed the cat (because obviously she needed it […]

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If you start checking your browser bar and looking around at the graphics to make sure you’re in the right place by the time you get about a third of the way through this post because you notice that there’s no mention of my empty-nest syndrome symptoms, I’ll totally understand. But since it’s Friday, I thought it […]

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I used to like to think I was crafty. When my girls were little I’d pull out the old-school, gritty construction paper, felt squares, yarn, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners every now and again for distraction. Problem was, I was always left with really ugly shit that I had to display proudly on my walls […]

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It’s 10:00 a.m. and I seriously just realized it was Friday. Makes a lot of sense to me, though, because all day Wednesday I thought it was Thursday. (I know. You might be thinking, but then wouldn’t you think today was Saturday, Michelle? to which I would answer, that would make sense, but let’s not […]

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I’ve loved to read since I was one. OK, I’m probably lying, but it’s true that my earliest — best — memories involve books. It’s been a constant favorite ever since I can remember. I still love to read, and while it’s true that I don’t have as much time for it as I used to  and […]

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One of my favorite things to do when I’m at our cabin is sit out on the deck that overlooks the lake in the mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee. Right? This year I even solved the problem of the glare and heat of the mid-morning sun and purchased an extra patio umbrella to […]

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