Vacation Goals: Puppy! (and other less important things)

Today really requires more in the way of visual aid than text.  Exhibit A: I’ve been snuggling that little guy a lot in the past few days.  He has parasites, and you can feel every one of his ribs as a result, but the fluffy factor makes him a pretty irresistible bag of bones.  It’s…

Vacation Goals: Chatting Up My Neighbors

I thought I should get the “talk to people on the airplane” goal out of the way in the first half of the trip so I would have the option of being totally anti-social on the way home.  I wasn’t feeling particularly chatty for the first flight though, since it involved waking up at 3:30 after…

Airplane Windows

There were few things that made my seven-year-old heart fill up with glee like the view from an airplane window.  There are so many good things about that.  You can see the layout of the world from there.  You can count baseball fields and swimming pools in the city, or you can see farmland patterns…

Inheritance

My grandmother loved to hoard.  Her closets were bursting with shoes that didn’t quite fit, clothes that her children wore 40 years ago, and things that she hadn’t thought about in 20 years.  I’m not proud of this, but I’ve often been smug about not sharing that trait with her. I like to use things…

Units of Measurement

For some reason, I used to think that if I lived in one place long enough to finish a box of dryer sheets, I would have been there forever.  I mean, that would be truly settling down. In case you need some perspective on what that means time-wise, I’m pretty sure I was using the…

un’isola

Today is a nostalgic day.  What is it that I’m pining for?  Being surrounded by a foreign language.  I’ll explain. I’ve been going through things and reorganizing lately.  It’s a good spring-ish thing to do, and I ran into some old journals in the process.  The journals start around 1990 and more or less stop…

Wednesday Mornings

Wednesdays are my favorite.  I work from 11:30-8:30 (instead of the normal 8:30-5:30), which puts a cramp in my social life sometimes, but is oh so nice in the morning!  Today included some coffee with a friend and lots of not much else.  Perfect.  I’ve been in a writing funk lately, so this is more…