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In you, I see

March 7th, 2009 by Joyce

In you, little flower, I see an orange.  A Valencia, according to the tag wrapped around your mother tree when I brought it home from Wabash.  Until then, I will be grateful for your beauty and scent.

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Tags: Bigger Pictures · Home Ec

Bugs in the living room.

October 17th, 2008 by Joyce

I’m nauseous from the effort, but the smile on his face was worth it.  Out of some wire and fabric, today I made David the butterfly costume he has been wanting for weeks. The back includes antennae.  It’s tied on like a mei tai, comfortable and tough enough for running around. Carmen requested wings like […]

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Tags: Dynamic Duo · Home Ec · My Brain (& the AVM)

Our friend Ike

September 12th, 2008 by Joyce · 1 Comment

Our friend Ike is coming to visit.  It’s been a beautiful morning, with an unseasonably cool breeze from the north.  Traffic is light, and the sounds of the city are subdued, like a late Sunday morning.  Someone down the street is hammering plywood over their windows.  The center of the hurricane is poised to pass […]

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Tags: Go Joyce Go · Home Ec

Surprise (little yard in the big city #2)

August 17th, 2008 by Joyce

After a week of rainy days, new little flowers. I have a picture from the George Ranch in this blog somewhere with the same blue flowers labeled by someone in the comments . . . and I can’t find it.  I’ve spent something like a half hour looking. Can’t remember what these flowers are called, […]

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Tags: Home Ec

Pop (little yard in the big city)

August 10th, 2008 by Joyce

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The mushy stuff will be good

August 1st, 2008 by Joyce

Dear babies, Tomorrow we’re taking you out to the George Ranch.  Rather than doing our usual and picking up breakfast tacos on the way, I thought I could pack you a breakfast with a little extra that you could nibble on during the ride back.  I packed you what you call "porridge."  The first time […]

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Tags: Dynamic Duo · Home Ec

Before and After

July 25th, 2008 by Joyce

(Soba noodles with tofu and leftover frozen spinach, broccoli, green beans, and carrots in peanut sauce; spring rolls; fruit; peanuts and cilantro for garnish.)

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Tags: Dynamic Duo · Home Ec