life

currently {february 2016}

currently {february 2016}

Reading… the first book in Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Series–My Brilliant Friend.  After hearing so much buzz about it when the last book came out last year (and won one of the best books of the year by the New York Times) I was intrigued.  Confession: I had seen these before and avoided them because of … more

a year of dates {& other resolutions}

a year of dates {& other resolutions}

I’m not a huge New Year’s resolutions person.  I do generally try to think of a few things I’d like to change/improve upon in my life at the beginning of each year.  But a lot of things on my list of goals for 2016 are to just continue doing some of the things that worked … more

2015 favorites

2015 favorites

Here are some of my favorites of 2015, in order of when I experienced them… Favorite memories of 2015: Watching Evelyn learn to crawl–it would seem like her learning to walk would be the more memorable moment, but really it was such a gradual process that I don’t remember the exact moment she was officially … more

christmas 2015

christmas 2015

Christmas this year was perhaps my most favorite ever.  It was busy and crazy, but it was also slow and sweet at times.  People loved their gifts, which is always such a joy.  Evelyn loved her gifts, which was especially fun.  While she didn’t get the present thing completely, she did have fun seeing what … more

on nightmares, congress, and the third week of advent

I woke up at 3:30 the other morning because I had a nightmare that involved guns.  It was pretty detailed, and to be honest my imagination had laid it out to me like a perfectly suspenseful short story.  But I told the muse to go bother someone else.  I generally try to write things I … more