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How does my garden grow?

Note: I originally wrote this post in July, but for some odd reason I did not post it then. So…here you go, in October, when of course everything looks different. Hmmm, a reason to take more pics and write a new post! I’ve been fooling around with this cool new app: Aviary. I guess it’s … Continue reading

That wasn’t as gross as I thought: Compost

I’ve been through a lot with compost and it all started in New York City. I’d been thinking quite a bit about composting, feeling enviro-guilt about tossing all my vegetable scraps, wanting “black gold” for my plants & gardening activities, mulling over ways to accomplish both goals. In a conversation with my mother-in-law, she mentioned … Continue reading

The Attic

Dust swirls and drifts, tiny bits of time alighted by the winds of now. A lifetime of undisturbed solitude has passed for these moments of childhood, preserved in inky papers, headlines blaring silently. Memories flood the senses, washing away time. Was it really he who built this lego ship? Was it these hand that labored … Continue reading

My seven year old on eyebrow waxing

My sister has awesome porn star eyebrows (her words, not mine). She can raise one eyebrow in a super feminine way, as if to say “I don’t believe you, dahling.” She also regularly pokes fun at me because I don’t get my own eyebrows waxed. I don’t even tweeze. I know, it’s practically a crime against … Continue reading

The Supermarket on Sunday

Today was a pretty restful day. We slept in a bit, had pancakes, watched a movie and somehow ended up doing a few errands around lunchtime. One of those was the grocery store. I knew it would be bad, but I had no idea how bad. The parking lot itself was nightmarish: a quagmire of … Continue reading

Tiny surprises

I have a small garden that I have been lovingly tending all season; we moved in May and I had a few seedlings that I brought with me, but otherwise felt a little behind all summer.  It’s not unlike the rest of life at this stage, where my husband and I are fully living into … Continue reading

The King of Rocky Ithaca

Do you know who the King of Rocky Ithaca is? My 7 year old does (as does my 4 year old, though he gets fuzzy on some of the details).  We (and by “we” I mean my hubby, who holds an MA in Classics and teaches Latin and History) have been reading children’s versions of The … Continue reading

Six Word Stories

Fellow blogger Lucinda Seacrest McDowell recently published a post entitled “My Life in Six Words.”  In it, she asks the reader to think about writing a story in six words. Ernest Hemingway once did: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” Then she mentions a contest which began in 2006 and is still ongoing: write your … Continue reading

Reasons to Avoid Soda

  Several years ago, my husband and I made the switch from soda to seltzer water. It wasn’t easy, mainly because soda tastes good and seltzer tastes…well, a little like sewage water.  But after about 4 months or so of drinking it we decided it wasn’t terrible. About 6 months in we decided that it … Continue reading

Fast food and slow food

I just returned home from an amazing weekend getaway with my hubby. We received a gift at Christmas of a two night getaway (thank you, family – and Livingsocial) and finally arranged a time when our kids would with friends (thank you, friends). We stayed at the  Vienna Inn and Restaurant near Sturbridge, MA, felt … Continue reading