Monday, January 11, 2016

To Everything, Turn.

Well I blinked, and somehow almost six months have gone by.

We're settling down around here, pulling up the quilt of dark mornings and freezing nights. Our winter shows are on and a lot of tea is being consumed around these parts. My Amazon invoices are heavier with books and a cup of soup seems like plenty after weeks of dip and wine.

I'll complain soon, like I do every year. The cold will have permeated my skin and settled into my bones, and I'll pull up housing listings in Miami. Our coats will grow to weigh a million pounds and even if I can find the match to a sock, the pair won't warm my toes.

Then just when I've had enough, an osprey will return to its nest over a pier. It'll be darker later and the kids, taller by an inch, will coax their parents down to the beach in weather still too chilly. But we'll be almost just as willing, stamping warmth into our feet as a bon fire gamely tries to flourish and the pizza delivery guy looks at us like we're nuts as he sets down steaming pies. The water will be barely warmer than ice and the wind chill will deliver a sucker punch, but the geese will be squawking and the sky will be amazing, so we'll stand down the remnants of winter and reclaim our shore.

And the thing is, I know we wouldn't appreciate that day if it weren't for today, with it's high in the thirties and the ice on the edges of the street. So come on, winter. Do your thing. I appreciate your place in the circle.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

and the living was easy....

I took an unintended break from updating  ye olde blog this summer. I'll be back with more frequent postings soon.

See you then!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Small Change

There was nothing technically wrong with the pulls on the side table.

They were "brass" and round and traditional and did the job fine. But then I was wandering around HomeGoods and found something a little more fun, and voila.

A teensy tiny change that helped brighten a corner. Let's see if I can show the detail close up.

Eh. Camera phones. But you get the gist. Sort of an iridescent shell imprint. Thingy. The technical term "Thingy" is always an appropriate description.

Anyway, yay for small changes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Wedges

So what had happened was....

I arrived at work Monday with black and white patent leather shoes, and they just weren't working for me. Lunchtime trip to TJMaxx to the rescue (where my b/w shoes were squeaking on the linoleum floor, further annoying me.

Found these Ellen Tracy wedges for $34:


They were more comfortable than what I was wearing, and cuter. Sold.

Now my only problem is I saw online that they also come in blue. $49 online.


I like them even better and feel like procuring them in blue should become my life's work. (It's important to have goals, after all).

Shoe happiness.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Oh, hey!

The weather fully warmed up and I've been MIA.

The geese have returned to our neighborhood beach and so have we. Cheers!

There has also been a great deal of playground time (us, not so much the geese).

We're so happy to be outside. Even though it appears spring will be fleeting and summer will be volcanic, I"ll take it any day over another frigid day.

To heat! *clinks glasses*