Growin’ and Such

Photo: I say “ok, we’re going to take 20 minutes to read this afternoon” and I don’t get a peep of protest. They’ve got the books they want, they settle on their couch, and they get going. It’s not joyful like it was for me when I was younger, but it’s not disdainful. I’ve got two boys…

[Quiet Thoughts] Be Kind Anyway

Photo: Angel is on the hoop! So excited!!! I used a little liquid stitch to hold these early pieces in place (shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone I’m cheating). Started stitching on the upper left wing today. I’m calling this the “proof of concept” angel. I could end up making upwards of 3 before Christmas. This first…

Like Yourself Season: Remix

Photo: Pasta e Ceci, by way of America’s Test Kitchen. I was on Facebook minding my own business when the recipe came up. I was intrigued and made it on Monday. Absolutely, hands down, delicious. Makes awesome leftovers, too. I did the recipe in a straightforward way on Monday (adding more anchovy, though, because 1 is…

What to do with your disappointment

  Well, so, The Report turned the way everything seems to turn out right now: nothing and everything, everything and nothing. Smoke and mirrors. “Nothingburger” topped with propaganda, served with a side of bullshit. Believe me, Mueller’s report (or, rather, the cliffnotes as handed down by the AG) was a big disappointment for me, too….

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Sharing and Remembering

Photo: This month’s book club choice is Swing Time by Zadie Smith. I am the facilitator of book club, so I try to be one month ahead of everyone else so I can stay on track. This month, however, I’m going to be showing up to our meeting having only just finished. This is my first Zadie Smith…

The Promise of Spring

Photo: Is this not the best thing ever? I was at Gather Here for some fabric for my applique piece yesterday and there was this kiosk full of great little cross-stitch kits like this. There is one for Elizabeth Warren and a couple others. I picked up the last Barack Obama one and brought it home….

[Fail] Ran out of time

Photo: The boys and I were introduced to Daurma Otoshi yesterday while at the Discovery Museum! They had students from Showa Boston at the Museum teaching kiddos all sorts of different from Japanese things. We played Daurma Otoshi, the boys played ball-in-a-cup (and brought a cup and ball home), and we had fun playing with…

Of Spots and Who Gets Them

  I live in a place where you can go to just about any event and a Yale person will make a Harvard joke and half the room will politely laugh because hahahaha we’re such rivals. The Princeton/Brown/Cornell people roll their eyes at our juvenile behavior. Enter any given home and you’ll find a handsome…

Shifting Self-Care

Photo: My amaryllis has decided to bloom and it is just gorgeous. I never understood the forced bulb thing until now. It is bringing me so much joy, especially during these March snows, which are just the worst.   Daylights savings, Lent, March on the calendar (even if it’s snowing outside)… my brain is flipping over…

[Quiet Thoughts] for Women’s Day

Photo: My sister gave me this adorable pouch for Christmas. I have been housing my notebook and pens/pencils in it when I’m on the go with my heavy-duty tote bag. It is the perfect little something fort this life and times, but it’s especially cool for today, International Women’s Day. If you have a favorite woman…