Welcome back readers! I am not really sure what happened during the past two weeks except there was a lot of cleaning. Then organizing. And picture hanging. And then more cleaning. The house is consequently in a strange, upside down state where the top layer is untidy but the bottom layer is exquisitely organized. It … Continue reading Valentimes
Hello all, I hope this post finds you safe and well. I have tried to start this post and failed several times. In the US, tomorrow is Mother’s Day, so some sort of celebratory salutation seems to be required. But the world is such a sad, suffering place I have spent the week filled with … Continue reading For the Moms
Hello dear readers! Last I checked in we were talking about insanely large deadline projects and how Phoenix summer was refusing to die. Well, the remnants of a storm from Mexico finally chased off the worst of the heat and the plain old tipping of the planet did the rest, and I'm onto a new … Continue reading Of Course it Will Work
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. This is an odd holiday, isn't it? We get two full days off on a secular holiday, one that was instated as a national holiday by President Lincoln but was then rearranged by FDR to make more time for shopping. Then there's the Pilgrims. I definitely don't have … Continue reading Thank Goodness
Happy Thanksgiving, all you Americans. Happy random Thursday night, everyone else. While Kansas proclaims WINTER outside my iffily insulated little home, I am thankful for many things. My sweetest Querido, who'd better have his sweater on right now. My family and friends (how about you all put on your sweaters for good measure too). My … Continue reading Thankful
Happy Fourth, all. Having just read Stephanie Pearl McPhee's resounding cheer for Candada, I'd love to offer you something similar. Don't get me wrong: I'm decked out in a red, white, and blue dress, looking forward to a lunch of hot dogs off the grill with coleslaw and a nice iced tea. But that whole … Continue reading Hotdogs and History
No pictures on this post, dear readers. You've already seen my apartment when it's torn apart. My little tinsel tree is out, but un-ornamented. Christmas gifts are bought, but not wrapped. Cleaning has crossed my mind, but hasn't happened. But I have submitted another job application.
In my dream world, all my unfinished projects are wrapped up at the end of the year. In the real world, I they trail messily over into the new year. Right here, you are looking at my Christmas wreath. I finished it yesterday. The inspiration came when I saw a pom-pom wreath at a craft … Continue reading Leftovers from 2012
I love Christmas cards. It makes me so happy to have friends to write them to, and to receive then from friends in return.