Tag Archive: family

February 18, 2017   /   by Jyllian M   /   , , , , ,

Not this or that, somewhere in between

Not this or that, somewhere in between

Every time I think I’m going to give up with this long long long standing blog, I come back. This is a long one, hold on. Will it click this time, again? I don’t know. The last year and a half has been, well, large.  Purging a lot. A LOT. Packing up 10 years, moving […]

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November 23, 2015   /   by Jyllian M   /   ,

Trying some  Gratitude

Trying some Gratitude

It helps to be grateful.

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July 9, 2015   /   by Jyllian M   /   , ,

A Gift from the Universe

A Gift from the Universe

I was given one today. As we try to/prepare to/hope to move to Oregon (when this house sells) I’ve had things on my mind that give me pause. I am estranged from my family.  This has happened several times through out my life. I’m not sure this one will be resolved. My mother is..getting older. […]

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April 25, 2015   /   by Jyllian M   /   ,

Sweet Bean you are 13

Sweet Bean you are 13

At some point this week our wonderful girl is going to turn 13. 13. I never understood when grownups said that time actually moves so fast since the time between 2:45 and 3:00 pm seemed to take hours.  But looking through her baby pictures and home movies I feel like the last 13 years have […]

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December 17, 2014   /   by Jyllian M   /   , ,

A Moment as her Mother

A Moment as her Mother

I picked Em up from school yesterday and as usual, we talked about her day. It’s tough to concentrate when she doesn’t feel well, but she really tried and wanted to, she told me. I told her how happy I was to see her. She said “really Mom? you say that every day” and I […]

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June 25, 2014   /   by Jyllian M   /   , ,

That glib and oily art

That glib and oily art

King of France. This is most strange, That she that even but now was your best object, The argument of your praise, balm of your age, Most best, most dearest, should in this trice of time {235} Commit a thing so monstrous to dismantle So many folds of favour. Sure her offence Must be of […]

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It was an ugly thing that happened

“My eyes are damp from the words you left Ringing in my head, when you broke my chest” ~~Youth by Daughter And today she finally broke it into so many pieces it can’t be put back together again.

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April 8, 2014   /   by Jyllian M   /   ,

The good in Goodbye

The good in Goodbye

It is for my own good. It is for my family’s good. I am trying to be good, to be better. My definition of that is different from yours. It is good for me to let you go. It is good that we can no longer be, whatever it was that we were. You need things […]

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Time for Bed

J with his cat Zak. Em leaning on him. This picture says a lot somehow about our family. I don’t know what exactly but I love everything going on here. Her pretty face and big eyes, elegant fingers on her Dad’s back. J  with his companion of 14 years. Zak loving his Dad, marking him […]

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Little words

Em’s phrases: Derp Hee in your sauce Cheese Bus Flails away into the sun You can’t fight the Homestuck (shudder) Do you Ship that? OTP!!! She’s starting to get a bit embarrassed about pictures now. My kind, smart, gorgeous girl. 

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Beginning at the End

Oh somewhere in me I had an epic goodbye 2013 post, you sucked. Can’t wait to see you leave..etc etc. But we have girls spending the night and I’ve been snoozing with cats on the couch, so my fur is just not up. I had a list of resolutions about swimming (will start next week, […]

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A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty

I think I don’t have a thousand words, so how about these. This is the difference happiness makes: This is all I need to know.

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Protected: Strike That, Reverse it

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Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" – – – Dexter Kozen

Hopefully I’ll have a bit more to say tomorrow, but for tonight—we haunted the neighborhood after having a lovely day—1/2 spent enjoying our anniversary with my husband, the other half enjoying getting dressed up with our daughter. We were running slow because J is getting over a bad stomach virus. He rallied to walk her […]

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Halloweeniversary Present

So if you actually know me or have read me any time at all you’ll know I got married to my wonderful Mr. J on Halloween 11 years ago. I found what I wanted to get him at the Clothesline Faire in Prairie Grove a month or so back. It’s good to know there are […]

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Bean’s day of extra Beany goodness.

So we signed Bean up for a camp but she was having trouble connecting with one of the counselors and got into some mean girls situations. We had a long talk, J the Bean and I and we discussed both perserverence and cutting your losses.  After all—the camp thing was for our only child to […]

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The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ~Madeleine L’Engle

  One of the ways I prepare my thoughts for what I’m going to write is once the topic is lodged in my brain I look for a quote that fits the feeling I’m feeling. Usually I stay with the quote, sometimes—like the last entry I don’t. I started off with Mr. T’s quote about […]

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New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain

Well it isn’t quite New Year’s day but we had some family stuff going on that precluded writing. I am relieved that 61 straight days of blogging is over. I’m glad I did it. I made more connections out of #Reverb10 after a bumpy start. I really enjoyed the people I’ve been reading and will […]

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