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I just lost this whole post…firefox "closed unexpectedly" on me. It’s never as good the second time, so you’re going to have to settle for it in list form this time. I don’t have the heart to go back and find all my links…

1. Either I’m going to have to start working on my autobiography, or I’m going to have one heck of an "about page". Wow. When a girl asks for questions you all sure do come through! I don’t think there was a single question I didn’t like. I spent many a laundry-folding and dish-washing session pondering your fabulous questions. And since they all can’t be answered in a little old about page, I’ll think I’ll tackle some here over the next few weeks. Thank you for all the great ideas!
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2. I’ve joined orange flower’s 30-day macro photo challenge. (here is where I had lots of links to other creative projects on the web…) I’m jumping in a few days late…but I’ll just start my 30 days, today. I’m really looking forward to this. I love that little macro button on my camera, and I’ve been in the mood for a good creative project.
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3. You can pre-order the latest issue of MixTapeZine right over here. I wrote an article for this issue which was one of my "I can’t write under pressure" deadlines from the last few weeks. I won’t give you details on my review, but if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you can probably determine which favorite author I’ve written about.

And finally, some news from the home front that might bore anyone outside of my immediate family… (okay, might bore anyone but my husband):

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*Did I ever tell you that the way I discovered Elizabeth was ready for some solid food (like Cheerios) was when I found her pounding the cat food? It’s a constant battle in our home because I’m always forgetting to put the bowl up on the counter before putting Elizabeth down on the floor. The girl’s got cat food radar. She always knows when it’s down. And don’t worry, I don’t let her eat it. A simple, "Elizabeth???" Is there something in your mouth??" will cause her to spit all slimy contents into my palm.  She only has the occasional fit of lock jaw and refuses to give it up.

Emma has realized that if she plays with my hair while I’m at her bedside giving final kisses and hugs at night, I’ll stay there for a ridiculously long period of time. Last night, when I attempted to pull my weak, relaxed body from her fingers that were twisted up in my hair she said, "Mom. Just let me play with your hair one more time while I count to 100." And I didn’t even stop her when her brain got stuck on a loop between 40 and 60. How can I resist?

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At Emma’s riding lesson today she finally got it. Posting at a trot.(oddly, a video of a video) She’s been working so hard to figure it out, but it’s just one of those things you need to feel--like riding your bike without training wheels for the first time. I’m proud. And her sister is getting impatient for the day when it will be her turn. She’s getting sick of sitting on the fence.

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macro project 1:30

I just lost this whole post…firefox "closed unexpectedly" on me. It’s never as good the second time, so you’re going to have to settle for it in list form this time. I don’t have the heart to go back and find all my links…

1. Either I’m going to have to start working on my autobiography, or I’m going to have one heck of an "about page". Wow. When a girl asks for questions you all sure do come through! I don’t think there was a single question I didn’t like. I spent many a laundry-folding and dish-washing session pondering your fabulous questions. And since they all can’t be answered in a little old about page, I’ll think I’ll tackle some here over the next few weeks. Thank you for all the great ideas!
6a00e54eed1577883400e5518908c888338

2. I’ve joined orange flower’s 30-day macro photo challenge. (here is where I had lots of links to other creative projects on the web…) I’m jumping in a few days late…but I’ll just start my 30 days, today. I’m really looking forward to this. I love that little macro button on my camera, and I’ve been in the mood for a good creative project.
Mixtape_cover

3. You can pre-order the latest issue of MixTapeZine right over here. I wrote an article for this issue which was one of my "I can’t write under pressure" deadlines from the last few weeks. I won’t give you details on my review, but if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you can probably determine which favorite author I’ve written about.

And finally, some news from the home front that might bore anyone outside of my immediate family… (okay, might bore anyone but my husband):

P1010010

P1010011

P1010012

*Did I ever tell you that the way I discovered Elizabeth was ready for some solid food (like Cheerios) was when I found her pounding the cat food? It’s a constant battle in our home because I’m always forgetting to put the bowl up on the counter before putting Elizabeth down on the floor. The girl’s got cat food radar. She always knows when it’s down. And don’t worry, I don’t let her eat it. A simple, "Elizabeth???" Is there something in your mouth??" will cause her to spit all slimy contents into my palm.  She only has the occasional fit of lock jaw and refuses to give it up.

Emma has realized that if she plays with my hair while I’m at her bedside giving final kisses and hugs at night, I’ll stay there for a ridiculously long period of time. Last night, when I attempted to pull my weak, relaxed body from her fingers that were twisted up in my hair she said, "Mom. Just let me play with your hair one more time while I count to 100." And I didn’t even stop her when her brain got stuck on a loop between 40 and 60. How can I resist?

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At Emma’s riding lesson today she finally got it. Posting at a trot.(oddly, a video of a video) She’s been working so hard to figure it out, but it’s just one of those things you need to feel--like riding your bike without training wheels for the first time. I’m proud. And her sister is getting impatient for the day when it will be her turn. She’s getting sick of sitting on the fence.

12 comments on “up close and personal”

  1. Oh my I remember Gabe making a bee line for the dog food. Umm… he still samples from time to time.OH hooray for learning how to post, I remember my teacher having me close my eyes and see if I cold feel if i was on the right diagonal. Man I am SUCH a horse nerd!

  2. It’s funny how some people ask questions and some don’t. I fall into the I’ll take what I get camp and I will love it. Keeping it simple, hearing about learning to post, a little girl twirling her mom’s hair, baby loving kibbles all makes me smile. Anything more, I don’t know, what if I know and I wish I didn’t? Give me a photo of a bum on a fence, where you can feel “I want to do that!” That’s enough-for me.I have said it before, you are a great Mom.

  3. It was the dog food at our house. He ate it like it was a cookie. Really freaked everyone out. Resistance to his dog food jones was futile. He outgrew it before he turned 3.

  4. My youngest son has played with my hair since he could grasp. It is a comforting thing for him. Can I have some hair? he says some times. 🙂 So adorable. He’s 2 1/2.

  5. I’m tempted on the macro challenge, too!James like to run his cars and little trucks up and down our backs – I could let him do it for hours!

  6. Congrats to Emma, she must have been so excited! As for Elizabeth, just be thankful it’s dry cat food and not the wet stuff. We used to find my son with fists full of canned cat food shoving it in his mouth-ech! Can’t wait to see all your macros.

  7. hee hee…the cat food! that was always a battle with kate, too. but what a good girl to spit it out when asked!

    congrats to emma – that is very exciting!

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