Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

Friday already? Okay, a few favorites this week: Me: Sam's smile Tazo Brambleberry Tea Getting quotes for a maid service and pretending I can afford it Sam: Surprising his parents with his rapidly advancing climbing skills. Yelling "Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!" every time he sees a truck Chasing "Good Girl" around the house Link of the …

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Me: Thomas Kemper Ginger Ale Crackers Otter pops My new prescription for morning sickness Sam: pulling his own grapes off the vine, choking hazard be damned coloring Lucy with chalk going for rides with his dad

Me: Long naps (when Sam takes them, I mean) Being able to take a nice nap while Sam's napping after I've done some Sam-free chores (i.e. all of them) I can count on one hand the number of times this has happened. Watching Sam take a book and go off by himself to "read" it …

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Me: The Container Store, office supplies and Vicodin (This last one also explains why I'm so quiet online these days. Not much in my writing world, but man the dreams I'm having! Which means I'm sleeping. I should've arranged to burst an ovarian cyst months ago!) Sam: Bike rides with his dad, flinging things and his organized …

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  Me: Short budget meetings Talking about feelings Method's squeaky green body and hair wash for babies with rice milk + mallow (smells soooo good!) Sam: Anything with buckles Playing with water – especially if he dumped it out of his glass Hangin' with his dad Sorry guys for such a light posting week, I've …

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  A few of our favorites this week: Me: Having my parents here to take care of Sam while I was sick Hearing Sam call my parents Omama and Opapa Wonderful books like Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade Life Swimming with Sam Eating and eavesdropping at The Soup Spoon in Welches all by myself! Sam: All …

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A few of our favorite things this week: Me: Burt's Bees lip balms -  now I get why people spend $6.00 on these lovely little tubes Lipton's cold brew iced tea – fast, cheap and delicious iPod shuffle – Matt won this in an auction and it sat in our junk drawer for twoyears because …

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