Enter the Fog God Neptune:

Behold. The majesty of a foggy day. Everything is elusive, unclear and soft. I can always rely on the enjoyment I derive from such days, a happy byproduct of severe fluctuations in temperature. Or whatever reason the scientists have come up with to explain fog; its presence is as mysterious as its effects. Since I’m currently…

Yule RULEZ

Oh boy. Am I excited for the holiday season this year. In many respects, this is a recessionary time for me, and probably many others. A time when we zero in on the important, intimate, beautiful parts of life and enjoy them in exquisite solitude. The way I’ve chosen to express this phenomenon is in…

Colors colors everywhere!

I’ve been loving my new camera lately. Thank you. Gods of iPhone in your wonder and glory. Let’s see how this WordPress app works! Is it just me, or are beautiful sunsets, lights and water wonderlands following me? What do they want with me?

Death is all around us.

The garden is dying. Have you ever had a salad made up, primarily, of tomatoes grown in your very own private garden? What about grapes, peppers, cucumbers (which actually didn’t fare well this year), spring unions, UNICORNS (that was just a little joke) ??? It’s taken me some time to really prepare emotionally for the…

Thanksomuchgiving

Well! I’ve made a few Thanksgiving contributions for good measure. With as many invisible layers of love as I could fit. Roasted acorn squash, chocolate/peanut butter chip cookies, and cake! Strawberry, with sprinkles and multiple layers. Two. Also this is an appropriate time to thank people who read this blog. Out of the trillions of…

Zebra Tea Time

You really have to treat yourself every once in a while. Money’s only good for so much, and, really, paying for an experience is a gift– a privilege that isn’t bestowed on as many as you might think. One of my friends took me to tea at Upstairs on the Square. I had never been…

Minimalism

The tiny house movement has inspired me to get a tiny bed. This is the first time I’ve slept in a twin since the third grade. It was the same bed I got for my 11 year old cousin actually, the Ikea Tromso bed. Bunk beds are cool and I’ve never had a sibling that…

Infinity Scarves How-To, Scarves in General.

Scarves. So necessary, a staple of fall. So the only thing I’ve learned how to knit. So annoying when you aren’t quite sure how to wrap it around your neck. I’ve devised a solution. I mean, other people have too. But I would have thought of it if they hadn’t, so it’s sort of like…

Follow up, Mr. Chocolate Part 2

So, my dough has had time to chill out. I took an ice cream scoop to put them on a giant metal pan. Here’s the finished product: I don’t think they’re the best. Not because they aren’t great- it’s just not my place to say. All cookies taste great when they’re warm. Bitter chocolate bits…