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pinch me

so this morning – is it possible? – both kids were dropped off at their schools, i got to go to the new cafe, have a cappuccino in peace, come home, do laundry, bake cupcakes for tomorrow, and had time to do a quick post.

am i dreaming? could it really be?


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i have the place to myself and i’m knitting on the couch and the cat is snuggled in next to me and i can smell something. something just slightly over-sweet, and soft, and really familiar. i’m getting a little drunk on the scent and and i realize it’s the body scent of my two-year-old. she’s left it all over me. it is so delicious. makes me want to wake her up and snuggle her some more.  but i don’t because i’m not crazy. just a little high.

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winter afternoon:

ooh, i’m having the nicest of moments right now. the boy is down at the playground (in 38 degree weather, yipes) with his papa, i just put miss thing down for her nap, i’m drinking a hot chocolate (trader joe’s fair trade) with a little decaf thrown in to make a mocha and nibbling on bagel with cream cheese (organic  valley – really delicious). a treat on so many levels (don’t know the last time i allowed myself the cream cheese treat, but it’s that time of the month and i’m feeling it so screw it). in a few minutes, i too shall nap. oh, and there’s split pea soup bubbling away on the stove. mmmmmm.  

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