a moving checklist

15 May, 2012

This is not a “to-do” moving list. This is a list of what actually happens, what you will find yourself doing regardless of best plans. In the weeks before the big move: – Start out slowly. If you do a couple boxes a night leading up to the move, you will still have way more […]

Things I’m afraid to tell you.

3 May, 2012

Recently I saw a tweet by Ez of Creature Comforts, mentioning a blogging challenge with this topic and asking other bloggers to participate. Without knowing much about it, I replied that I wanted to do it. As I approach it, it doesn’t feel as simple as it was to sign on to in a moment. […]

a crush on California

25 April, 2012

I’ve been back from our mini-vacation in San Diego for a little over a week now. I can’t get it out of my head.  I never had any particular aspiration to live in Southern California. Never could see myself there, until I could. Being there felt long even though it was very short as traveling […]

resolve.

31 January, 2012

Happy last day of January. It’s around now when people are making their jokes about how only a few short weeks ago, they made resolutions that are now getting abandoned, forgotten or given up. This year, just for fun on New Year’s Day, I tweeted random resolutions off the top of my head. My goals […]

the list of now’s favorites: 2011

15 January, 2012

Oh hi, middle of January. It was time to do this 3 weeks ago. Alas, I had some priority issues over the past month – this blog being one of the things that had to go hang out on the back burner for a while. So here’s my list of highlights from 2011: Books Music […]

the list of january 15, 2012

15 January, 2012

loving right now: -chai – music by Ólafur Arnalds – scavenging people’s “best of ” lists for 2011 for great music, movies, and books that I missed. – the books The Wave by Susan Casey, Graceling by Kristin Cashore – watching American Pickers with Darcy and scheming to go roadtripping/antiquing/flea market scrounging sometime – the […]

A visit to Provincetown…

3 December, 2011

The first weekend of November we had a mini-roadtrip to the Cape with our friend Kate. I have been meaning to write about it, here I am in December just getting around to sitting down and collecting my thoughts. It was only a short weekend and only a couple hours from our house, but it […]

a thankful list. november 29, 2011

29 November, 2011

November has been wonderful to me.  I had wanted to write this list last week before Thanksgiving, but here I am already looking at Christmas lights. So before I get all swept up in December, I figured I should reflect a bit before moving on. – The first Thanksgiving in years that actually felt like […]

Citrus Maxima!

14 November, 2011

Sounds like a Harry Potter spell to enlarge oranges and lemons, right? It is actually the latin name for the pomelo. I’m am currently obsessed with the pomelo.  It tastes like a milder and sweeter grapefruit, but gigantic. Melon-sized. I discovered it last winter and was really sad in the spring when it was out […]

the list of november 13, 2011

13 November, 2011

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walked the sodden pasture lane. – Robert Frost, My November Guest I’m continuing my love affair with Fall and all things cozy that come from chillier weather.  […]

the list of october 11, 2011

11 October, 2011

– I decided October is my favorite month. (Don’t tell June.) – Craving oatmeal for breakfast and soup for all other meals. – Fall is the best time for beachwalking, so that’s where I want to be every evening. – Although we went up to Vermont two weeks ago, and I’m more than a little […]

On goals, rewards and reminders.

10 October, 2011

A while ago, inspired by reading blogs by people training to be yoga instructors and a good friend who started training to run a marathon, I decided I was going to commit to practicing yoga every day. The health effects and brain effects of this decision were immediate and compounding, and yet, I didn’t stick […]

Fall Style

13 September, 2011

  Fall Outfit #1 by listofnow I’ve recently discovered Polyvore. I’m having all kinds of fun making outfits out of clothes and accessories that I can’t actually afford, but it’s actually really inspiring. My Fall “collection” is grunge-inspired, but mashed up with natural and classic fabrics. And of course, pile on the scarves, knit hats, […]

things that happened this week

9 September, 2011

My brother Dan was in town. I haven’t seen him in a long time since he lives on the other side of the country. It was great. For this occasion, a bunch of people came over my house to hang out. I made my popular spinach artichoke dip (came out well) and tried to make […]

a hurricane + the house of nerd.

28 August, 2011

We lost all power for only about 4 hours today. Then it all came back on for an hour or so before half the house went out again. The half with the fridge and the running water is out. And the networking panel that our internet modem and wireless router is plugged into. Guess what […]

I got this. A list of mild hurricane preparedness.

27 August, 2011

In local news I keep seeing people throwing the word “preparedness” around. I didn’t think that was even a word. And if it is, how does it differ from “preparation”? Maybe “preparation” is what you do and “preparedness” is a state of being? No matter.  I’m rocking the prepwhateverness for this hurricane! Because I live […]