Yesterday afternoon, I closed my laptop on work, went out to the garden to snip rosemary and thyme, and came back in to pull out two saucepans and the sugar. I made a batch of rosemary simple syrup and a batch of thyme simple syrup for two cocktails I want to try with my girlfriends … Continue reading Freedom!
I leave Thursday morning for my annual Girls’ Weekend. Last week, I ended my workweek with a pile of stuff I wanted to get to but ran out of time for. Now I’ve got a three-day workweek with that pile of leftovers from last week, plus all the work of a new week, and there’s … Continue reading Cramming
A while back, I wondered what exactly fun is. Like, what constitutes fun. How is it defined at a psychological level? At the time, I thought through fun times I’ve had, and two of the common threads were laughter and a shared experience with other people. I never really did land on a satisfactory definition … Continue reading I found out what fun is
Back in May, I wrote about my aspiration to be unencumbered. What I didn’t write about is that at the beginning of the summer, my husband and I wondered, now that we have paddle boards, how much will we care about taking the sailboat out? We pledged to sail when we wanted to, but not … Continue reading We sold our sailboat
A friend shared a TEDx talk at work the other day about success and happiness. The talk, The happy secret to better work by Shawn Achor, flipped the idea that you’ll find happiness when you find success at work. The more likely scenario is that you’ll find success at work when you find happiness. One … Continue reading Journaling the good things
Until a few years ago, I shopped explicitly for specific needs for the week. We planned out menus, and I went to the supermarket on the weekend to buy everything we needed for our meals. If food wasn’t intended for a designated purpose, it didn’t make the list. This was great for our limited income … Continue reading Pantry