Monday, May 31, 2010

Sawyer at the Beach, Laura's off to Outdoor School

A great weekend at the coast and Sawyer got to see the beach for the first time. He loved the opportunities for digging that the sand provides! And he met a nice Doberman who wanted to be his friend.

Laura is off to Outdoor School to be a counselor this week.

I read the thriller Dark Places this weekend while I was at the beach.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekend Weekend!

Here's a photo of me and Laura last night at the Love And Theft meet and greet that Laura got us passes for! They were good. Lady Antebellum was good... and Tim McGraw was amazing! Truly one of the greats.

I have to grade some papers and then I'm going to watch the GREY'S ANATOMY season finale with Laura although she has seen it before. Max doesn't want to see McGrabur today because he saw IRON MAN 2 yesterday with Michael.

How many pop culture references can I fit into one posting?  Michael is watching the series finale of LOST tonight. There! I watched season 3 I think, but I'm not going to watch the finale. Maybe the last five minutes or something.

I love Tim McGraw.

I'm supposed to run 7 miles today but I think it will be more like 6.

I have been working on a story but I just don't know about me and fiction. I'm trying not to think about that though, and just write it. Like it is a non-negotiable task. Like getting dressed in the morning. We'll see! I don't get very far writing fiction and sometimes I think fiction is just the backstory for my poetry.

However! My story has a deer head in it.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Michael made me breakfast, the kids gave me chocolate and a card (with Michael's help I'm pretty sure), and my dresser now has a vaseful of roses on it.

Laura and I went to see Letters to Juliet this afternoon - for free! Free passes to a preview screening.My favorite part was Vanessa Redgrave and all the Italian scenery.

I framed some postcards I got in New York - including "The Woman In White" by Picasso, and a picture of Audrey Hepburn I bought on the street.

I planted flowers, ran 5 miles, and got some writing done.  There was a great profile of Gina Ochsner in the Oregonian today. She inspires me.

Steaks for dinner! A good Mother's Day!

Friday, May 07, 2010


I had a piece accepted at QUICK FICTION hooray. I am reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Sawyer is one years old. Going to Corvallis tomorrow.