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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these binoculars. {but mostly two very enthusiastic bird watchers.} 2. these post-nap curls. {nope. never cutting them.} 3. these spring flowers. {and a mom who brought…

    May 18, 2018 12 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #163: List the pros. We moved. Just temporarily. While a damaged wall and the associated peeling paint in our apartment gets repaired, we’re one flight down, in a space nearly identical to…

    May 14, 2018 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this collection of precious things. {in their temporary new home downstairs.} 2. these boxes. {for meaning we didn’t have to go on a neighborhood sweep of…

    May 11, 2018 16 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this paint sample. {because who am i to deny my almost-four-year-old and her request for a gray dresser?} 2. this tiny painting. {because sometimes you have…

    May 4, 2018 13 Comments
  • how to know it’s may.

    On top of muddy grass, picnic blankets. Under skirts, bare legs. Along the window ledge, birds. At bedtime, blue skies. On rooftops, pink wine. Curbside, treasures. In new shoes, blisters. On young minds, wish…

    May 1, 2018 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bag. {because i generally have pretty strong feelings about totes that wend their way into my house, but this one has provided so much good…

    April 27, 2018 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these tulips. {did you know tulips are one of few cut flowers that keep growing after being cut? also, they just get prettier and prettier as…

    April 20, 2018 12 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    Faye and flowers and these words: …These obligations sometimes frustrated Carson, but not half as much as they frustrate her biographers. For Lear, the author of “Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature” (1997) and the…

    April 16, 2018 11 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this view. {because someone decided this little swallow needed a new place to hang. looks pretty happy to me.} 2. these little seed markers. {and a…

    April 13, 2018 18 Comments
  • make-believe: library corner.

    We have a few small bookshelves in our house, or, more precisely, places where we shelve books. This weekend, I reorganized them. I put into deeper storage the extra copies of my own book…

    April 9, 2018 8 Comments