Fixing Things

My entire company took a collective summer vacation last week. Our (virtual) office was closed so everyone could take some time to recharge. But I'm not one to sit still and instead decided to seize the opportunity to work on improvements around the house — things that always fall by the wasyside because I never... Continue Reading →

Something New

There are several things that I have done in the past year that I never thought I would do. I never thought I would sign a death certificate for my baby. I never thought I would be struck with a second loss, after a first. I never thought that my daily writing would become both... Continue Reading →

A Houseplant is Dying

I look at that plant, and I feel defeated.  I know at my core that the reason I added all of these plants originally was because of Nelle's plant.  I wanted to bring life into my home where there has been so much loss and sadness.  

What The Desk Thinks

I am unsure of the intent. Will it be a nursery again? Will I, the desk, be moving out? Or is this simply an attempt to brighten a room that was previously a bitter reminder?

Advice to Myself

Pursue the authentic-decide first what is authentic, then go after it with all your heart. Your heart, that place you don't even think of cleaning out. -from 'Advice to Myself' by Louise Erdrich My month-long self-imposed spending hiatus has not been going well.  Instead of buying for myself, I started buying for the house.  Little... Continue Reading →

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