Monthly Archives: June 2011

Currently reading …

Howdy, friends. I just started “Backseat Saints” by Joshilyn Jackson on my Nook. It was recommended by my friend Joan at Siouxland Libraries. I’ve read Jackson’s other books, and loved them, so I am excited for this one. (Review here.) … Continue reading

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An open letter to my son, about poop

Dear Jack, You are a very charming boy. I especially love how inquisitive and talkative you are. I love that you don’t need an audience to sing “Old McDonald” at the top of your lungs. or to go on and … Continue reading

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5K with a double jogger

Howdy, friends. I recently won an entry into a local 5K. I haven’t “raced” a 5K since 2006, and I’m not really in shape to race one now. That’s a totally different kind of running than what I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Supply issues

Howdy, friends. After all my “Yay, breastfeeding!” posts, I am struggling again. Genevieve is almost 8 months old — big girl! — and my supply is dipping. This happened with Jack, too, around this time. I thought with him it … Continue reading

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Carry me?

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Happy Father’s Day, Philip

Happy Father’s Day, hub. You are a wonderful husband, and an excellent father. The baby whisperer. The toddler charmer. The kind of dad who tosses his kids in the air to watch them giggle, confident he’ll catch them. Unafraid to … Continue reading

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Dear dad

Happy father’s day to my dad, John Palfy. To the man who let me eat donuts for breakfast. Who let me stay up late to watch Westerns. Who took me to see the Easter bunny and Santa Claus. Who bought … Continue reading

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Marathon training

Howdy, friends. I figured I should post a bit about running, since this is a running blog, after all. I’m not sure how many weeks out from Twin Cities I am, but I feel like it is creeping up on … Continue reading

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Currently reading …

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading right now: I’ve read all of Jodi Picoult’s books, I think. They are sooo formulaic — broken relationship, marital problems, medical condition explored in detail, surprise ending! Yet every single time, I cannot … Continue reading

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Ode to Medela

My girlfriend reminded me of this … I wrote it as a joke a few years ago, to “The Sounds of Silence.” (With a minor edit to the ending of the original.) “Hello Medela, my old friend… I’ve come to … Continue reading

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