Actually, big things have been afoot for a while — I’m just now getting around to posting about them. The last three+ years since my daughter was born have been one huge learning experience after another for me. I learned how to take care of an infant, be a stay-at-home mom (during my maternity leave), […]
Early morning. The sun isn’t up yet. I quietly get out of bed. I get dressed in the dark, trying not to step where I know the floor will squeak. Don’t wake the husband, don’t wake the child. Downstairs, lace up the shoes, fill up the water bottle and escape out the back door. On […]
It’s the end of the year. For most people, it’s a time for holiday celebrations with family and friends and looking forward to the beginning of a new year. A time for taking stock of what’s happened in the last year and making plans for the year to come. And in my family, there are […]
I’m working in downtown D.C. again, and I love wandering the streets of the city and exploring. I came across this building a few months ago, an old holdout almost swallowed up by the new high rise building engulfing it. I wonder what its story is. Was this building so loved that the owner couldn’t […]
I’ve always been fascinated by journals and diaries. I wrote often in journals during my childhood and adolescence, but I stopped writing in a physical journal for a long time during my adulthood, preferring the ease of typing my thoughts on a computer with a keyboard. But even after I went digital, I always loved […]
I usually find shopping exhausting, but there’s a special kind of tiredness associated with searching the stores for a dress to wear to a wedding. My criteria: It has to be slightly nicer than what I would wear to a non-casual office, but also not too businessy or bridesmaidy looking. I don’t want black or […]
I remember the old metal percolator that my Mom used to make coffee when I was a kid, before the days of the automatic coffee machine. I liked to watch the coffee bounce up into the hollow glass knob on the lid when it was hot and, well, percolating. But tonight I’m remembering a different […]
An empty blog is like a fresh, clean piece of paper. It’s so pristine in its newness that I have a difficult time writing on it. What can I write that won’t detract from its state of unspoiled perfection? There, I’ve messed it up a bit. It will be easier to write now. Get ready.