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Monthly Archives: December 2009


Earlier this week, I was thinking about my resolutions for this year, and I looked back on some from 2009 to see how I’d done: 1. Run a 5K with my friends, a 10K with my family, and a half-marathon with my husband. Check. 2. Smile and laugh more with my kids. Sort of check. I’ve done better, but there’s still room for improvement. 3.

"the one"

Remember dating? I’m old (31), and I’ve been married for a long time (10 years!), but I still remember dating. You’d get all ready, try to look nice, wait at the door (or go pick the person up and stand at the door waiting for them to open it). And waiting for that door to open, whichever side you were on, you’d wonder how things


The most frequently-asked question I get as a writer is this one: How do you find time for writing with small children at home? I’ve actually answered it on the blog before, a long time ago, but I think it vanished from the archives when we redid the site, so I’m happy to do it again. (I actually, hilariously, had someone with a 9-5 job


This weekend I ran a 50-mile relay with some friends from high school, my husband, and my sister. The scenery was gorgeous (I love me some Southern Utah red rock). (Except for the part where I had to run through an industrial park, but you know. It could have been worse. I’m still kind of scarred from the runner on another team who decided to

high school poetry

I’ve had poetry on the brain lately. I went through a big poetry-writing phase in elementary school, back when I wanted to do everything Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon did, and then didn’t write any more until we had a poetry unit in AP English and had to write 10 poems. I wrote the poems; I got a good grade, and