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happy equinox!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

I read a Vox article called 8 things to know about the first day of autumn, and it was great, because #8 is, “I clicked on this article accidentally and really just want a mind-blowing picture of the sun,” and that’s the kind of list I can get behind. So here is my own list […]

it came to me in a dream

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

I had a dream with a lovely message last night, which was all about having fun by continuing to try new things and have new experiences. (And because I am always super curious when people talk about their dreams having any kind of coherent narrative, mine did not. That was just the message I took […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

“Tuesdays are hard; Wednesday will be better.” The first part was true this week; here’s hoping the second will be too! Things I’m looking forward to today: *cool breezes *getting outside for the lunchtime walk *free coffee at work *noise-cancelling headphones *wearing a cozy sweatshirt

grow plants grow!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The great plant over-wintering adventure has begun. (Yes, it’s still early for cuttings, even in New Hampshire, but last year I remember being SO COLD getting my hands all wet and dirty planting stuff out on the balcony in October, so I did it early this year.) The last few years I’ve over-wintered some coleus* […]

historical precedent suggests option #2

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Ah, the limitless potential of a Sunday with nothing planned. You’d think by now I would have learned that this oh-so-rarely goes well for me. What I COULD end up doing on a Sunday with nothing planned: Cooking! Laundry! Planting! Crafting! Exercise! Writing! What I usually ACTUALLY end up doing on a Sunday with nothing […]

yard sale caturday

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Today’s the day! It’s time for The Big Yard Sale. Treasures I have scored at Big Yard Sales past: *a lamp *curtains *spring/fall jacket *a recipe box with chickens on it *2 Mary Chapin Carpenter cds What lucky finds will be discovered today? It’s a mystery!

what even.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

So Tuesday was a little weird. 1. It turns out that for the last four years I’ve actually been voting at the middle school, not the elementary school. But I did get a sticker, so I’m 100% sure I was in the right place. 2. I had to explain to my boss that just because […]

time to vote

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Things I do on voting days: *Visit the local elementary school. Wonder why there are so many stairs in the entrance, and where the wheelchair-accessible entrance is located. *Try to avoid eye contact with any and all bake sale and booster club table attendants. *Despite being in a very small town, somehow wind up waiting […]

bring it on

Monday, September 10th, 2018

The season change is always so disconcerting. Welcome, because it is reassuring to me to know that the world spins on even when it feels like I’m spinning my wheels. But it never fails to be disruptive (which I guess is the point?). Anyway, it’s 49F degrees out right now, and the forecast calls for […]

too soon?

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

There is a definitely autumnal chill to the air this morning, so I absolutely understand the urge to suddenly surround ones self with pumpkins and sweaters. (I lit a candle yesterday! It has been MONTHS since even adding that tiny bit of heat to the apartment seemed like a good idea!) And in the interests […]