This Dusty House
Pumping Tidbits #6
- Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015
Authors: Jeanette deBoerTwo more weeks left of school. It's time to focus, refocus, write papers, complete research, check off the final bits of group work.
Pumping Tidbits #5
- Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI used to think it wrong to knit in class. Then, I stopped sleeping through the night every night and started dozing with my eyes open through every lecture. Now, I bring a sock to every class, a simple pattern, and a sharper mind.
Pumping Tidbits #4
- Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Authors: Jeanette deBoerOn my way here, to my weird little room off the 8th floor bathroom, I saw a woman and a stroller head toward the iSchool's elevators. Was she a student? A professor or one of the library staff on maternity leave? She was gone too fast to ask, but I wanted to, I really did.
Pumping Tidbits #3
- Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015
Authors: Jeanette deBoerYesterday was my birthday. I'm never very good at celebrating it. Maybe that's because it comes right after February, in all its grey bleakness. Maybe I'm too tired and too cold to care enough about the day. This year, I kept forgetting that it was coming. There's too much else going on I my life to spend much time thinking...
Pumping Tidbits #2
- Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Authors: Jeanette deBoerThere is one month to the end of this semester. A summer of being nothing but a parent stretches before me. Almost five months, just for me and Isabel.
Pumping Tidbits #1
- Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI forgot to pack Isabel's bottles in her diaper bag this morning. I got a slightly panicked phone call from her sitter in the middle of my first class. By the time I managed to return her call, she'd already solved the problem. I returned to class kicking and cursing myself anyway.
This Dusty Kitchen: Beef Stew and Cheese Roll Biscuits
- Published on Monday, 29 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI am not a food blogger.
Well, wait a minute. That can't be entirely true, since this post is going to be about food, and I even have a whole section of this blog dedicated to the various eats that come out of my kitchen. I guess what I actually mean is that I'm not a very good food blogger. I could never dedicated a whole...
Off My Needles: A Baby Sweater for Chilly Days
- Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI didn't do much knitting in the months before Isabel's arrival. Oddly, I felt a little guilty about it. I was going to be a new mother. Shouldn't I be knitting little baby things like mad for the tiny person that would be needing them? In fact, the only thing I had knitted up for Isabel was a light baby blanket, intended...
Time to Paint: Accessorizing
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerAs soon as I finished painting and cleaned up the epic mess I caused by spending 4 days at the project, I realized my accessory situation was a little lacking. I've spent all 3 years we've lived in this house waiting for a time when we would be done renovations and could actually start the decorating stage. Now, with every...
Time To Paint: A Makeover Reveal
- Published on Tuesday, 09 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerNothing spruces up a space more than a fresh coat of paint. I don't always feel like I'm either a great decorator or the most immaculate house keeper, but somehow, painting a room makes me feel like both. Recently, Benjamin Moore sent me one of their ben & ME bags to try out. The timing was perfect, considering the...