Posts tagged "Matt Dahl"

Touch and Go

Touch and Go
In his crazy-eights youth, Steve would toss off his marital status as “separated- Janet’s in the suburbs, and I am in Chicago.”  Ha Ha. Fast forward 30 odd years, and that joke becomes our truth. Except that he is in Pompano Beach, and I am in Chicago. With strategic blending. This is a blending week,... Read more »

It's On

It's On
The Season is officially here- mine is called Christmas, though I accept it as an antidote to winter rather than a bone fide birthday celebration for Jesus.  The pagans had a good thing going- launching a Winterfest when their pantries were going to sustain them, the days were short and the nights cold.  They could... Read more »

And Jackson makes three….

There is a special resonance to the moment when your baby becomes a parent. I have been in the afterglow of that since October 24th.  Matthew and Justine’s little boy, Jackson, popped in a week early and ready to change all our lives forever. He was tiny: 6-10, 18.5 inches, and beautiful.  Hair: blondish. Eyes:... Read more »
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Project One: Done. A Gallery.

Project One: Done. A Gallery.
When Steve is away, I choose a random task to complete. Why? To delude myself that I am efficient and useful in his absence.  Steve has suggested that I teach myself to cook.  The kitchen is for reading the newspaper. Silly Man. Last year I did my “This is Your Life, Dahl Boys” project.  The... Read more »

Hibernation

Hibernation
Nesting is a lovely option when it is cold out. I have made an art form of it, with the last few days melting into a blob of zero accomplishments. Saturday I visited with my sister, and celebrated the opening of the Blackhawks season with a family party at Matthews. All the Dahls except Steve sampled... Read more »

A zig and a few zags..ADD Janet

A zig and a few zags..ADD Janet
Less than two weeks to go until my baby is a husband. I am chipping away at my “to do”list.  Jewelry made with Justine.  Check. Table tent cards embellished.  Check. Table number frames bedazzled. Check.  (Matt is photo filling them….) NOT DONE. Dress to alterations.  Check. Meeting at Church to formalize details. Check. Rehearsal dinner.... Read more »
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The Marry Month of May

The Marry Month of May
My ADD will be even worse than ever, because it is the month that my baby boy, Matt, is getting married on the 19th. His bride to be, Justine, is an oncology nurse at Northwestern, and she will have a beautiful day.  I am working to make the stars align. Uh-oh. As Mother of the... Read more »

Spring renewal

Spring renewal
Winter is over. Steve is home. Our family is growing:  May 19th will bring the joy of adding Justine Higgins to our circle.  My baby boy will be a husband.  Imagine.  Matt has moved to the suburbs, is wrangling with weeds and plumbing, and his pound dog is marking every wisp of foliage.   How... Read more »

Home Stretching

Home Stretching
The holiday is coming together. Steve’s Dad,  Roger,  has ventured to the midland, forsaking the decorated palm trees of LA for Janet’s snow globe.  It is his second difficult season in a row- last year, adapting to life without Carol, and this year, freshly shaken after discovering his youngest son, and his housemate, Rick dead.... Read more »
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Simple pleasures

I am a professional time waster, and so I have a few internet stops that I dally at.  One is the homesite of PAWS where I love to enjoy the raw joy in the faces of the adopting families.  I try to stay away from the “dogs available” page, as I have two dogs already,... Read more »