Some Things a Hannah Brings When She is Moving to Mississippi:

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in life | One Comment

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-cast iron skillet
-fake fur
-real fur
-rubbermaid tubs full of old clothes and bedsheets
-french press
-art books
-sleeping bag
-spare purse
-frayed silk reversible bathrobe with dragons embroidered on it
-gallon ziplock bag full of embroidery thread
-assorted miniature plastic animals, mostly horses
-baby powder
-brayer, ink, ink knives
-large enamel painting tray
-birch plywood
-picnic basket
-crochet hooks
-camera
-bicycle with lock, pump, and spare tube
-2 swimsuits
-4′ folding table
-pillow
-wood carving tools
-3 ceramic mugs
-quilt
-stuffed animal, Blue of Blue’s Clues
-1 sheet of Lexan
-recent prints
-recent watercolors
-assorted sheets of cotton rag paper
-blank notebooks
-linoleum blocks
-toothbrush
-hair flat iron
-clothes iron
-spray starch
-polyAcrylic & Shellac
-nail polish remover
-bobby pins
-towels
-flamboyant yellow straw beach hat with giant blue bow
-bug spray
-tea bags
-20+ feet of pastel fabric streamers
-miniature stuffed Bernard from Where the Wild Things Are
-pincushion with pins
-watercolor set
-electric hand mixer with removable beaters
-chop sticks
-2 ceramic tea bowls (made by artists Geoff Pickett & Becky Posnak)
-5 black and brown ceramic bowl plates (made by my mom)
-1 miniature white ceramic bowl
-1 blue ceramic bowl with a dog on it
-1 Chef’s knife, the sort of shitty one we got at Target right before our wedding, in a cloth rice bag
-ipod shuffle from 2005 (bought with my Katrina money since all my CDs were flooded,) back when 1 gig was a big deal
-travel Scrabble
-whisk
-brown enamel pot with lid
-yardstick
-compressed charcoal
-pencil set
-plastic model of a running horse showing all of the muscles and bones
-a pillow with pillowcase
-1 serrated steak knife
-lint roller

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    […] Above is a pic of our firstborn, Levee, at a little under 1 month old. He was randomly and conveniently conceived to be born very close to the beginning of winter break in 2014. We began “not trying not to” for a little under a week in March over a Spring Break while living 1,000 miles apart for our respective teaching positions in Bowling Green, OH (Blake) and Gulfport/Biloxi, MS (Hannah). We then were finalists for the same position at Southeast Missouri State University, and two days before Hannah was notified that she was being offered the position she still currently maintains, we found out we were expecting. You can read more about our first time around by checking out our “offspring” category on this blog: http://orangebarrelindustries.com/main/category/blog-2/life/offspring/ including our last announcement blog post, http://orangebarrelindustries.com/main/2014/05/17/a-biscuit-in-the-basket/ . Honestly it was a fantastic but also very difficult time filled with a lot of conversations that were quite hard to have, especially over the phone, while I was teaching from 8am-9pm several days a week with a 6-7 course load (I can’t even remember–I think I blocked it out). But I had a lot of awesome students and colleagues at the community college where I was teaching at the time, and they were super understanding and supportive and really made the experience better than I could have hoped for, despite being generally barfy, extremely tired, and using a pile of foam and sleeping bags on a tile floor as a “bed” a lot of the first…. […]

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