A few weeks ago I heard a thunk against the kitchen window, and my heart sank. I knew what that sound meant - a bird had flown into the window. I stepped outside and sure enough, there was a bird lying motionless on the deck. There's not really much you can do in this situation, … [Read more...] about Self-Care for the Dazed and Confused (of the Bird or Introverted Human Variety)
“The day and time itself: late afternoon in early February, was there a moment of the year better suited for despair?” Alice McDermott I'd like to think myself an optimist most days, but for twenty-nine days in February I struggle. The winter months just don't suit me. Once … [Read more...] about The February Despair (and What’s Saving Me From It Right Now)
Disclosure: This post contains a few affiliate links. We've lived in our house going on three years this March. Up until November, we'd never used the fireplace. It had gas logs installed, and we hadn't a clue how to operate them, or if it was even safe to do so. So we ignored … [Read more...] about The Short List: January
Something kind of radical has happened in my life over the last six months. Something so crazy and out of character for me that I can hardly believe it myself. I've been working out. A lot. I feel amazing, and it's all Gretchen Rubin's fault. Let me rewind a bit. Every … [Read more...] about Gretchen Rubin Made Me Look Better in a Bathing Suit
So many of the bloggers I read from ye olde days of blogging are no longer around, and the truth is that I miss them. I wonder how their families are doing, if their dog still does those crazy things, if they've been on vacation or off to pick apples. And yet in many ways, I've … [Read more...] about Can You KonMari a Blog?