Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Okay, you know how - and maybe this is just me - sometimes you might see something that's so beautiful it hurts? Not in a bad way. Just, like a punch of joyous admiration to the middle of your chest? Maybe? This beautiful painting is called The Way We Remember It and it was made by the amazing Lily Stockman.

Monday, January 30, 2012


I found three old Calvin and Hobbes today at the used book store. I can't wait for my kids to get home from school! I don't think I've ever said that before.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Watermelon, tangerine, cantaloupe, grapefruit.

It's very grey here.* And I want watermelon-tangerine-cantaloupe-grapefruit pinky-orange-peach. Which? Is perfect because it's everywhere! So lucky! Gung Hei Fat Choi!

* It's rained on and off for 4 days, and it never even rained that hard. It's supposed to be seventy degrees on Wednesday.
peachy photos here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday, I'm in love....

Newbootsnewbootsnewboots! These boots are so glorious that I dyed my hair to match! Ha! You just laughed that laugh that you laugh when you think I'm kidding but it's 100% true!
These boots are so glorious that I have bounced back from the flu like a girl who recovers from a graceless fall by yelling: TADA! MEANT TO DO IT!
Unfortunately, the flu has not left us entirely - Fin bumbled around complaining of stomach pains this morning and is now glued to the couch, watching cartoons. I must tell you though - I strongly suspect that he is faking it, which is AWFUL and not very motherly of me.
ps. As of 10:43 AM - he is totally not faking it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New work.

New blankets and a more normal-ish sort of day today. Of course I've just jinxed it by saying that out loud.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Earl Grey Hot Chocolate.

Yesterday afternoon, I made this hot chocolate - except I didn't have Earl Grey so I used my favorite English Breakfast. It was so good and in my delirious and desperately sleep-deprived state, I cried a little for gratitude and joy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sick day.

Up all night with a fluey child - he's finally asleep, poor baby. Now I'm just waiting for the other one to start throwing up. How's your day going?
illustration by Able & Game.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New work.

Cute! Right? And full of buckwheat hull and chamomile. I like it so much I'm making a bunch more today.....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Right now.

This is the view right now. It's a little frosty out (and a little skunky), but clear clear clear and light and lovely. According to the National Weather Service, it will be sunny and seventy degrees later today. There's no chance of rain, winds will be light and variable from the east and I will go for a walk up a hill and have nothing to complain about.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hey, brain!

I'm talking to you. No, you.
Do you ever think that your brain might not know what's best for you, like - moodwise?
You know - when life in general would be better served by the perkiest, most energetically awesome version of yourself?
But instead, your brain is all gr and mopey?
It has something to do with serotonin reuptake and synapses firing and something else that's voltage-dependent. Maybe? Maybe not.
Whatever - worst blog post ever!
I didn't even give you a picture!
I'll try to put one up later, after I take my fish oil and dust the ceiling fans.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

No Body wanted to get up today.

Least of all, Fin. He said: Mama, I think it was a short night. He said that it felt like he fell asleep and woke up one minute later and it was morning. And I said: I would give you a thousand dollars for that right now.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Same plum tree, different day.

I love this plum tree in my neighbor's yard. It makes such an excellent foreground in a picture of the sky. And you know how I love a picture of the sky.
Also? Pam wrote this to me the other day:
I love your blog - best thing on the internet. Really.
That, my loves, is a manhattan with two cherries in it for the soul. Thank you, Pam - I feel lucky to know you. You make my world go round! xo!