DANGER I’m taking online Spanish lessons from a wonderful teacher (Juan from Polytripper — I highly encourage you to use him if you’re seeking that kind of thing). Juan helped me with a different project last week than the usual worksheet homework I do. I had a letter to write to the child my family […]
Take off your watch, put down the phone
HEAL My husband and I went to my sister-in-law’s house today for a Memorial Day weekend get-together. Their house is our usual extended family go-to, because of its pool, grilling setup, and my sister-in-law’s and brother-in-law’s unfailing hospitality. The pandemic put a damper on all of our usual holiday weekend get-togethers. Although we have seen […]
I don’t know how to organize this
KNOW I’ve written some ridiculous blogs in 13 years. Maybe this will be among the most ridiculous. But I’ve learned to write what I think, so here goes. I don’t know how to organize things like “when to replace the cat cardboard scratcher” and I can get so incredibly paralyzed trying to figure it out. […]
Pull-ups aren’t fair!
“The letters in ‘INDEPENDENT LIFE’ are two stories high!” This is a fact that stays in my brain from my middle-school days. My memory is a little fuzzy regarding whether the prospect of seeing the huge letters was dangled in front of my classmates and me as an incentive to make good grades, or if […]
Two ways to arrive at 3:01 p.m.
I recently spent three days in Washington, D.C., two with my girlfriends and one on my own. It was glorious. I enjoyed taking in sights I hadn’t seen before, discovering new restaurants, poking in and out of shops and covering lots of ground (literally) as we put in around eight miles on the one full […]
Attention to the small things matters
I had the opportunity to be in my favorite place (New York City) for approximately 24 hours recently. It wasn’t nearly long enough, but it was better than nothing. I got to my hotel room around 2 p.m. on my arrival day, then had a couple of hours worth of work to do. I had […]