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Sleeping

In Talking on August 19, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

In the beginning of our relationship I used to love the nights I slept alone. I traveled for work quite often, and while it was trying in some areas, I loved spreading out in my hotel bed all alone. I loved being in bed with Walrus, but I also loved not having someone toss and turn beside me and being able to flail my arms about.

Now I sleep better feeling his weight in the bed beside me. I tried to nap today and couldn’t. It’s harder for me to relax and slip off without him. I still glorify in having the bed to myself if he has to get up early, but if I wake up in the night and he’s not there, I’m immediately sit up, filled with terror.

I know this feeling will ebb and flow. There will be years when I’ll want a King bed so that we have as much of our own space as possible, and there will be years that I can’t sleep if he’s not home.

I think the best thing I can wish for us is that with each ebb of independence in one aspect of our relationship, there is a flow of self-discovery from another place. And one of the best things I can do for our relationship to make sure as a need for companionship ebbs in one area, I work to bring affection and partnering flowing in another way.

Bluto tried to fill in, but it wasn't quite the same

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mmm…Turkey Burgers!

In Talking on August 10, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , ,

I’m saying eff the ground turkey recall and making turkey burgers tonight (and grilled corn!)!

I am very excited.

Walrus resisted the idea of turkey burgers for awhile until I finally convinced him to let me make them. He is now on the light, burgery deliciousness bandwagon with me.

Here’s the recipe I converted him with (although now we make many different styles). Tonight will be similar to this, but I’m noting some variations in italics.

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Living in the Suburbs Etiquette Question

In Talking on August 8, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

If you’re in your kitchen and hear your neighbor sneeze outside, should you say “Bless You”? Or does that ruin the illusion of privacy?

Me taking a creepy picture of my neighbor's yard from the kitchen window.

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30 Day Challenge: Make Things Pretty: Day 7

In Talking on August 8, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , , , ,

Every day for the next 30 days I’ll spend at least 30 minutes making something prettier (or admiring beauty and therefore making my mind pretty!).

Day 7 (yesterday) Organized pictures

Start Time – 11:30am

End Time– 2:00pm

I had a slew of pictures sitting on folders on my laptop as I’ve cleaned off cameras and cellphones, but I’ve never sorted them to pull out the good ones and put them in any context that will make sense when I look back on them years from now.

This includes more than 150 pictures from my trip to Hawaii in 2007.

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Vodka Lemonade

In Talking on August 4, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , ,

I’ve gotten obsessed with making vodka lemonade this summer. It’s been a great contribution to bring to bbqs and reward ourselves after a hot day’s move (both of which there have been a lot of).

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30 Day Challenge: Make Things Pretty: Day 3

In Countdown on August 3, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , , ,

Every day for the next 30 days I’ll spend at least 30 minutes making something prettier (or admiring beauty and therefore making my mind pretty!).

Day 3 Assembled a pub table!

Start Time – 6:46pm

End Time– 7:14pm

We had free bar stools, but nothing to do with them. So I found a pub table on clearance at Target that we can use in the kitchen or bring out to our mudroom if we want to get some outdoors in rainy or cooler weather.

Before: Box taking up a corner of the kitchen.

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30 Day Challenge: Make Things Pretty: Day Two

In Countdown on August 3, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , , ,

Every day for the next 30 days I’ll spend at least 30 minutes making something prettier (or admiring beauty and therefore making my mind pretty!).

Day 2 Attended a workshop at the Newark Museum about teaching the 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) of the Civil War.

Start Time – 12:o0 (noon. am or pm?)

End Time– 4:30pm

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