Holy cow, it’s October. Last time I checked, it was June and we bought a chair and we had just gotten back from vacation. And then BAM it’s October, and it snowed yesterday, and I haven’t written one single blog for like four months. Sunrise, sunset. Continue reading »
Well, folks, it’s true. We have enough seating for three people – count ‘em – in our living room. Or four if three of the people really like each other and sit real close on the tiny couch.
Say hello to our new chair!
Hello again! We just returned from a fabulous family vacation to Nassau, Freeport and Key West via cruise ship. I’ll have most of the photos posted on my Facebook, if you want to check those out. There were lots of things I loved about this vacation, but there was one thing I missed very much from home. And that thing was Mexican food. Continue reading »
One of the best things about our house is that it’s less than a mile away from my best friend and her husband-to-be. Lately, we’ve been riding bikes to see each other and it makes me feel like I’m about 8 years old and I’m riding down the street to play after school. Continue reading »
Our little neighborhood newspaper does a pretty good job of keeping people up-to-date on what’s going on around here. It has a great events calendar. It keeps track of which businesses are opening and closing. Usually there’s a couple of actually informative pieces. It also runs a hilariously passive-aggressive monthly feature, as seen above: Good Neighbor/Eyesore. Continue reading »
I returned from a work trip to Orlando on Friday to find the house intact, my cat not caring if I had been gone (he was play-dating with Kirby Ditges-Manning) and the basil deader than a doornail. One relaxing weekend later, I’ve purchased a new basil plant and earned Timmy’s affections once again. Continue reading »
It’s been an…interesting…week. I can’t say too much about it because it has to do with work and I don’t like to write about my job much on the Internets, so at the risk of being a person who cryptically writes things and doesn’t give enough details about them (here’s looking at you, Kristen), I’ll just say it’s been a tough week. Continue reading »
I cook according to the weather a lot. I realized that yesterday when I considered grilling for dinner, and thought, “Oh, it is going to be too cold.” And then I thought maybe I’d make soup or chili and I said to myself, “Oh, it is too warm.” I’m a regular Goldilocks. Is this weird? Do other people make dinner based on the weather forecast? It makes planning meals in advance darn near impossible, at any rate. Continue reading »
…and I just can’t hide it. Fall might be my favorite season, but spring makes me really enthusiastic about things. Such as: Continue reading »
I recently read an article about how it’s interesting that all the habits us bougie young folks have used to come from a place of necessity: preserving, growing our own food, raising animals, brewing beer, curing meat, sewing, and things like that. These are things our grandparents and great grandparents did because they didn’t have a choice, but it’s become sort of a luxury to be able to pursue these interests in the modern age. Like we’re making our own little time machines, for fun. Continue reading »