Britta

There’s a new puppy at my parents’ house.  Our dog, Ruby, is four years old, and has been showing signs of wanting a friend, read: practically fainting with delight whenever a neighbor’s dog wanders into our yard.  Plus, we all like the idea of two dogs keeping each other company when we’re not home. My […]

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What’s Going On

These sorts of posts always need soundtracks.  Here’s one I filched from the Coens: What’s going on right now is that I’m sitting on my bedroom floor writing to you.  I’m down here because I just did yoga for the third time in my life, and I’m not sure my jelly hips and legs and […]

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Thanksgiving 2013

I’m thankful for hands that can mop floors, cut out dough circles, set the table. For a sister who will watch Lena’s Holiday with appropriate levels of shock and delight when it’s found at the end of the taped-from-TV Home Alone tape. For exciting job prospects. For a dog who will submit to being “hitched” […]

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Thanksgiving Eve

Today, I … Hid the Ghost Reaper behind Amy’s bedroom door and posed her stuffed German Shepherd in its arms.  Nothing says “welcome home” like a tasteful prank. Cleaned room, bathroom, and parts of living room and kitchen in preparation for Thanksgiving company. Rearranged my bookshelf (a task I delight in).  I have my books […]

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Prompted

I’ve succumbed.  For this post, I’m following prompts.* “Tell us about a blog post you didn’t publish.” Well, first of all, I have good reason for not publishing the posts I don’t publish.  I don’t hold posts back because they’re Pulitzer-worthy.  I hold posts back because they’re boring or overly personal or rude.  So I’m […]

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Sunday Times

9:00 a.m. Wake up.  Consider getting out of bed.  Reconsider.  Roll over and promptly fall back asleep. 11:00 a.m.  Wake up.  Consider rolling over and falling back asleep once again, but smell pancakes.  Get out of bed. 11:20 a.m. Mom makes pancakes.  Plain for dad and I (because we’re classic like that), and pumpkin cinnamon […]

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Light Speed

Dedicated dog owners, we braved the results of a Winter Weather Advisory in order to fetch Ruby’s kibble. It was snowing fat flakes which flew around the car in long white lines, as if we were the Millennium Falcon going into light speed. “Punch it, Chewie!”

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What’s Going On

Post theme song: Someday this video will cease to be funny.  Thankfully, that day is not today. While you enjoy the music, here’s what’s going on with me lately: 1. I have finished The Years.  Truthfully, this novel lost me a bit in the middle.  It began spectacularly: it set me up to follow an extended […]

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The Newest Family Member

I meant to post this while it was still Halloween, but became distracted checking out everyone’s costumes on Facebook.  So it goes. What I wanted to say while it was relevant is that things change when this guy comes out of storage every year: My dad bought him on a whim at Menards a few […]

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