She turns away from the camera, squeezes her eyes closed, runs away. I get it, kid. But this is a tradition, and we’re doing it. It’s not easy, but at least we have a pretty adorable small human to keep us entertained. And, we did get a great photo in the end.

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We got a puppy! His name is Hamilton, and he’s a 10-month-old maltipoo. He is the sweetest, funniest, cutest, most relaxed dog we’ve ever met. Read more on Meet Hamilton!…

I’m back! It’s been crazy around here since Thanksgiving. Adam was out of town at a conference the week after Thanksgiving, and I was just busy getting everything done. Then literally the day he got home, Hannah and I came down with the stomach flu, and we got a puppy. Adam spent 6 hours at a rest stop in northern New Jersey waiting for this rescue pup’s transport to arrive, while I was at home being sick and cleaning up after Hannah being sick. So much fun.

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Today was Balloon Day, and even though last year I vowed not to go back until Hannah was sturdy enough to do the whole thing without a stroller, and on mass transit, I did not stick to that plan. I love it too much.

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I made these disco pumpkins as a centerpiece for our dining room table to celebrate Thanksgiving. I bought that platter at Target when the fall stuff first came out, and I love it. And, I thought it needed something with gold sparkles to sit with it. I made this video so you can have disco pumpkins, too!

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I think my new Life Planner cover kind of sums it up for this post. In my campaign to catch up on life, to get back to it, I’ve got a few planner updates.

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So, I have gotten my hands on some cool stuff lately. Like these t-shirts from Totally Good Time. (I also have a Gilmore Girls shirt, but I’m saving it for the Netflix premiere on Black Friday).

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I’ve had a tough time getting my head back in the game after the election last week. But I’m definitely getting there, and I’m tired of obsessing, tired of reading endless articles about how it all went wrong. I’m taking some concrete steps in my community, with my own economic power, with my time to do what I can at a local level to make life better. The results are the results, I’m not ready to overthrow the government. But I am ready to volunteer, to listen to people, to donate, to see how I can help with future political campaigns, to write, etc. But for now, here are some beautiful fall pictures while I get my head organized. The world itself is still damn gorgeous.

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This one is from UK magazine Delicious, and let’s just call a duck a duck. This is a stew, not a casserole. But it’s an incredible stew that screams fall at the top of its lungs. This is the fall stew equivalent of Julie Andrews singing on a hilltop. And the leftovers were just as tasty. Also, this is fairly low carb. Really the cider is the only carb-tipping element, and it’s fall. You can live a little.

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These are Hannah’s new fall boots, and I’m obsessed with them. She’s been wearing them since mid-September already, but I haven’t posted about them. And I keep getting asked where they came from. They’re Emu Australia boots, but I got them from Zappos. They come in a bunch of different animal designs. Hannah picked the lambs, and I think she has excellent taste.

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