Monday, February 24, 2014


I suppose if I want to title a post "Thankful Mondays", I should be posting a little earlier on Monday itself, possibly while it is still Monday in New York, and not 1am on a Tuesday.


I am human, and I accept my own humanity.  I will never get good at this regular blogging thing if I don't keep trying.

So I am grateful for forgiveness, whether it be extended from myself, my fellow humans, or on high.  I am even grateful that my cat forgives me for whatever it was she has previously found fault with.

I am grateful that I can start again.  If my fajitas were terrible, I can learn from that disaster and try again.  The arrival of yet another "We thank you for applying for this position, however..." email/letter/smoke signal is a chance to bounce back and try something else.

I get to keep trying, because life hasn't ended just yet.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thankful Mondays

This Monday, I am grateful for mornings.  I am not a morning person, not by a long shot.  Perhaps the fact that I so rarely get out to experience mornings is part of what preserves their rarity and preciousness.  The light, the bird song, the way the air is crisp and full of possibilites like a $20 note fresh from the bank.

I am grateful that each morning arrives whether I am ready for it or not.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What is the Right Balance?

In life, a lot of us are trying to find balance.  Millennials like me, are especially famous for wanting to balance our work and home lives. (The NERVE!)  Now I am a woman who participates in the popular culture, and so I have read just about everything there is about how to be skinny a balanced diet.  I have grown up semi-obsessed with what constituted "good" food and what constituted "bad" food.
Now, not only have things flipped around since my teenage years, (Fats are alright it seems, CARBS are killing us?) there is also more to worry about.  No longer must I consider whether a food is good or bad for me.  I must also think about the impact my purchase and consumption has on the WORLD.  That's a lot of pressure. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thankful Mondays

Mondays are tough on almost everyone.  Perhaps this is a sight of an imbalance in our lives, or perhaps it is Pavlovian after years in the public school system.  In either case I am seeking to lessen the pain of Mondays by remembering something for which I am grateful.

This Monday, I am grateful for my friend E.B.
She has been my friend while I grew through some rough times in my life, and today, I got a message from her saying, "hello".
It meant the world to me to hear from her.

Friday, July 12, 2013


I have never before had bell peppers fresh from the garden.  They are so delightfully fresh and bright tasting. Next year I will be planting more of these.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I have been scrambling to fill my days with internships, volunteering, and any paid job that will take me.  Last night, I volunteered to help out at an event held by the A+D or Architecture and Design Museum.  It is a neat little institution, and I highly recommend checking out their current exhibit if you are in town.
Staff and volunteers seem to be 90% good looking ladies, if you need more incentive.

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