Friday, November 23, 2018


Yesterday was Thanksgiving.  We all went to my sister's house and ate a lot and watched the kids run from room to room. After managing a group photo, most of us didn't take any pictures of the rest of the day.

I have a lot to be thankful for.

A nice man who makes good pies.

A sharp little girl who is creative and goofy.

Nephews with wild imaginations. A niece who looks like she'll become a big reader.

Parents and siblings who make jokes and good food and know how to soothe an overstimulated child (or me).

In laws who like getting pictures of Evelyn having adventures.

The library near our apartment.

Yarn in general.

Jobs, health, fancy coffee, and thriving houseplants.

Just good, good things I'm thinking about while I laze around in this hotel bed listening to Cody and Evelyn sleep.

Happy holidays.

The brightest spot in the world. 


Sunday, October 28, 2018


I went on a work trip, the weather is cool enough for Cody to bike to work again, and Evelyn has been in full Halloween mode for about 6 weeks. We've been to birthday parties, Halloween parties, and regular ol' parties.

I'm knitting a lot and easing up on the Sue Grafton novels.  I think these are the last of this year's zinnias, but I may have a few more blooms on the balcony before plant season is truly over.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Book list for August 2018

"J" is for Justice.  Sue Grafton. *

"K" is for Killer. Sue Grafton.

Lumberjanes: Band Together. *

The Breakdown.  B. A. Paris.

Lumberjanes: Sink or Swim.*

Monday, August 20, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Book list for July 2018

July was the month I got a sinus infection, both Cody and Evelyn had ear infections, I did a bunch of work, said goodbye to a dear friend who moved far away, was stressed, was sad, and started at least 6 new knitting projects and started a lot of new books. All hail pseudoephedrine and its power to keep me going when I don't feel good and to convince me that starting just one more project or checking out all those books will somehow fix everything.

 It was not a month for finishing much of anything outside of work projects. It all feels so long ago that I initially looked at my page of books read and typed out the books I read in August.

It was just that kind of month.

"I" is for Innocent. Sue Grafton.*

Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995. Adrienne Rich.*

Lumberjanes: Out of Time. Stevenson, Watters, Allen, Laiko. *

My zinnias started blooming, though.