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I love the 'relaxing familiarity' of their house as well which goes perfectly with the personalities of my dear uncle and aunt. And there is always something delicious being concocted in the kitchen!


looks like you had a wonderful visit! i know the feeling...once you get away from medicine it is like your brain revolts and doesn't really want to go back :)


...And I had the great privledge of being raised in the old homestead. Your photos and writing make me feel a little melancholy.

Lisa G

I can see why you enjoy it so much.

When I was on my first maternity leave, Pat had gone into get orthotics. Paige fell asleep on the drive there, so I stayed in the car. When I went into the office, the tech said something like "your husband and I were just talking about you. What kind of nursing do you do?" My mind raced as I tried to figure out why on earth the two men would casually strike up a conversation about my breastfeeding! I enjoyed the laugh, uneasy though it may have been.

Lisa G

Previous comment referring to how quickly and easily your career can slip your mind--- it looked a little odd on review. Oops.


Sounds wonderful Martina. And I'm so excited to hear that someone else I know has read The Creative Habit! I was so impressed by how she made it applicable to such a wide audience.


@Hilary: I noticed that on a few of these photos you can see Pete's mom in the background, a figure wearing a green sweater working wonders in the kitchen. While I'm lounging about taking pictures.


Wonderful memories being made for you, Pete and the children.

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