Rose Weagant

Life in the Methow Valley

Din Mutha

Din Mutha
Methow Valley, Washington, US
December 31
Rose Weagant
Feral House
Rose Weagant relocated from the Gulf Coast to the little town of Twisp, WA, in 2011 and has since written about her adventures in the wonderful and strange Methow Valley. Rose has been published in Hip Mama Magazine, Gonzo Parenting and the Methow Valley News. She lives with her daughter, son, three-legged dog, and two cats in what is affectionately known as Feral House.


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I was flitting through the random internet and found a picture of me and this nameless yet truly dashing fella at an event we co-hosted (an awesome little speakeasy diy culture-type thing). I was thinking that I was pretty impressed with myself. "Damn, girl," said I. "Nice dress."


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I opened up the newspaper last week to find me and my daughter in a large photo on the back page. "Rose and Magnolia hula hooping at the art opening," the caption read. 

 At first, I did not notice the beautiful way our skirts swayed in tandem, the green grass, theRead full post »

MAY 14, 2013 2:15AM

The Tribe.

We were giddy. Positively giddy. Sixteen women, readers, producers and stage managers, all quivered in anticipation for the show. 


The cast and crew for Listen To Your Mother 2013 took up residence in the Bing Crosby Theatre greenroom as the theatre above us filled. Down below we p… Read full post »


Unexpected arrivals of friends are a wonderful treat in the Methow Valley, especially in the long, cold days of winter. These arrivals are even more enjoyable when they are unnexpected artists. 



Artists arriving at one's doorstep have created cultural changes as hist

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Consider yourself warned.....this is dirty. 

Today was an odd one as far as multitasking goes. One of the great pleasures I have at work is the free mental space. I don't have to socialize or entertain folks. All I do is roast the beans, sort the beans, blend the beans and/Read full post »

My buddy Jo came over to watch the game tonight. She's a great ol' gal who puts out forrest fires and then starts other ones in a more prescribed manner. "I get to be out in the beautiful nature and light stuff on fire," she brags, "how lucky can you get?" Read full post »

OCTOBER 23, 2012 10:25AM

Neighbor Rage.

It's snowing this morning. My run was pitch black. That means I have some big balls, right? At least that's what gets me going at 6 AM. 

Snow on the run 

Today's run was a little slower than usual, but no biggie. I must look ridiculous in my floppy headlamp and a damp reflective… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2012 2:59AM

Why blog?

Since I've been a part of Open Salon, quite a bit has changed. There was a point, a few years back, where people wrote every entry and they wrote them from the heart and then others would say "right on!" and we'd all go and give praise and bump and fist… Read full post »

When folks think of the Olympics, it doesn't neccesarily dredge up pictures of squat housewives and their broods. But said mothers have dreams,too. Yes. We dream of two things: Actually getting a full night of restful sleep, and/or turning a night's worth of sleepless beatings from comatose children… Read full post »

 We have a new batch of fresh meat at Methow Valley Roller Girls, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into them. This is for those brave women.


In the roller derby world, the new-to-the-game girls are known as “fresh meat.” Think the Rocky Balboa verses theRead full post »

*knock, knock*


Me: Yes? 


Tweeny: Moooooom, hi. Whaddyadoin?


Me: I’m knitting a sweater. 




*knock, knock*


Dude: MOM! I want to watch Netflix! 


Me: No TV today. 


Tweeny: Can I shave my legs? 

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Oh the places we'll go.

  All my life I have sought adventure through strange occurrences clandestine to all but me. Perhaps I was born under some transcendental gypsy sky or bit by some rare rambling bug early on in life; nevertheless, I have always been an eager and willing traveller. 


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JULY 14, 2011 10:44AM

How Harry Potter Changed My Life.

The final Harry Potter movie comes out tonight, so I figured I'd offer my two cents. Before I began reading the Harry Potter series, I was damned-near illiterate. I now have a BA in English. 


When J.K. Rowling’s world of Harry Potter collided with the world of Barnes and/Read full post »

JULY 14, 2011 2:33AM

The Shrink (Wed. Fiction)

Here's my Wed. night (late) fiction. It's a story from the point of view of an object. 


“Hi there. How are we today?”


“Do you mean ‘we’ in the royal sense or the you-and-I collective, because the former is ridiculous whereas the latter isn’t veryRead full post »

JULY 7, 2011 2:15AM

Fiction Wednesday: Tea for Three

Outside the world was parched. The back acres waved and buckled like corpses. The morning air crept into the kitchen window sluggishly. Lainey wiped her swollen and stung hands on her apron. The children played quietly in wait for their grandfather to show signs of life from the bedroom above. Read full post »


An employee of Norton Penitentiary was recently grounded on assault charges. He is being held in his room until  all accounts are verified. 


Records show that a Julian P. Whiner, of Spokane, Wash, was involved in an altercation with one of the inmates, Django Tango. Tango, a tRead full post »

When one is raised in a household that supports the arts as much as the arts supports them, one begins to feel like a snob. 
When someone would talk to me about art and say, “Well, I do have a Thomas Kinkade collector’s plate,” I couldn’t help but smirk a little bit./… Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 14, 2011 10:01AM

Advice from the Love Guru, Age 9

All I know about love, romance and dating I’ve learned from my nine year-old. 



The night before Valentine’s Day, Magnolia wanted to get prepared. She wanted to pick out some “fashionable” clothes, accessories, and makeup. While polishing our nails with &l/Read full post »

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JANUARY 20, 2011 4:32PM

Diet+Spouse= Another life lesson learned the wrong way

The time has come once again in our year for inadequacy to plant seeds into the minds of every human with a television. My husband and I are no exceptions to this season, better known as “the diet season.” 

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JULY 29, 2010 3:11PM

Bustication:Requiem for a Sock

Busticate is the dictionary word of the day. I feel like I have busticated. Busticated? Is that the proper form of the word? It means falling into pieces. Sometimes, that’s me. I feel like I’ve been busticating for years.


During pregnancy, I busticated over everything. I busticatedRead full post »

I’m not openly one to rant, but I have heard all that I can handle about BP. Everyone hates BP. Yes, we have acknowledged that the spill in the Gulf is something that will alter the course of our existence for many, many years. This plight is even worse for thoseRead full post »

MAY 7, 2010 11:19PM

To the Other Mothers

Here is to all of us work-in-progress mothers out there. Out of all the wombs in the world, our were considered the least likely to become occupied.We are the women that aren’t predisposed with the Soccer-mom gene. Other people’s children can make us cringe. We live for socializing with oRead full post »

MAY 7, 2010 8:14PM

Funning for Runzies.

The weather has been magnificent in these last few days of my all-too-brief school break, allowing me to get out and get some miles of running in. Still a novice, I'm realizing what not to do when taking my jaunts within the nature that is Beulah. For instance, I learned that… Read full post »
MAY 4, 2010 10:40AM

A Semester in a Nutshell

My semester was ludicrous. I took 18 credits and worked as a teacher for the Writing lab on Fridays. When my husband was employed, he was on a boat in the Gulf. Grades aren't in yet, but I'm hoping I did well. In one class we had writing exercises that my… Read full post »

MARCH 15, 2010 10:46PM

A Mother's Cruel Punishment

So I might be a little cold, cruel and at times a bit negligent, but that has nothing to do with my parenting skills. Today i considered myself one of the "responsible" mothers; I relinquished the good husband from paternal duties while he went to work a side-job. SonRead full post »