Over the years, I have become a less patient housekeeper, easily annoyed by trinkets and knickknacks that add nothing to my life but more work: remove trinkets from shelf, dust shelf, wipe trinkets, notice chips in trinket bases and grime in trinket cracks, fetch toothpicks and toothbrushes, deep-clean trinkets, place trinkets back on shelf, arrange, … Continue reading Tiny Buddha
I sat at the kitchen table with my journal, and when I looked up, I saw hand prints on the glass door, horizontal lines of blinds, square pattern of tiles, vertical lines of the fence. There were shoes strewn about on the porch, trikes parked haphazardly, toys littered everywhere. If I turned my eyes back … Continue reading Too much to see
Through a freshly cleaned window, spotless and clear, I watch sunlight burn the fog out of the valley. The morning light changes from a diffuse blue gray in the distance to a crisp yellow on the tall trees outside our neighbor’s fence, casting sharp shadows of tree trunks, of limbs, even of the jagged bark. … Continue reading Would I know how to do this if I had taken Home Ec?
My resolutions this year aren’t to start a new exercise routine, to eat better, or to lose weight. I’m not going to run a marathon, or race my bike, or even vow to join the local CSA to get more local veggies in our lives. No, my resolutions this year are less impressive, less hip, … Continue reading Don’t judge
I’m picking up the keys to our new place today, and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. I’ve got the trunk packed with shelf-lining paper, brand new brooms and mops, our vacuum cleaner, my oil diffuser, and about 60 bottles of essential oils. I was thinking I’d take the laptop over and play … Continue reading New Keys