Today is 18 December, a week from Christmas Day. Today is the day I have to get serious about Christmas, so I'll make this quick. First, a catch up on the daily sanity suggestions. Then a few tips on cooking, shopping, and reading. Let's go: If you've been following along daily in the December Sanity … Continue reading Three more, and a few other things.
It's December. Go ahead, say that out loud and see if it sounds any better spoken than in your head. D*E*C*E*M*B*E*R Didn't we just have December, like four months ago? (I even wrote about it, and offered a recipe for cheese grits and a video tutorial on making pretty candles using Oui yogurt jars. Where … Continue reading A few things: November/December 2021
This has to come in two parts, I'm afraid, because instead of writing tonight I spent the evening in the kitchen with my daughter, talking about Marie of France. We were talking about books we liked, and I mentioned the book I'd just finished reading for my book group. "What was it about?" my daughter … Continue reading Generations, part one.
Update at noon(ish) on Sunday: If you were here for the early, late night edition last night (even if you read it in the morning), and you came back to see if I added the promised update, then just scroll down to where you left off and you'll see it. See? I can make things … Continue reading A few things: September/October 2021
Work with me here, because this isn't really literally about making macarons (although there are recipe links and notes about that, at the end, if you're macaron-curious). Let's say it's one of those Saturday mornings when you wake and feel rested and have no obligations for the day, other than whatever your ordinary Saturday chores … Continue reading A few things: July/August 2021
"And what did you learn from that experience?"Sam Sanders (via Twitter), regarding the best interview question to ask Sometimes, Twitter is worth the trouble, especially when Sam Sanders is involved. He's as funny and thoughtful in his Tweets as in his interviewing, and I never regret checking in to see what he's up to. Every … Continue reading A few things: June 2021
A scene from Brené Brown's 2019 "The Call to Courage" (which, if you haven't yet watched, is well worth your time - this story is at the 18:00 mark): A guy walked up to Brené after one of her talks, and he said, "Your work changed my life." He then told her the story of … Continue reading A few things: March 2021
First of all, in case you're curious: Yes; she actually sleeps just like that, standing up, with her head resting on me. She is ridiculous, my sweet, old (so old) brown doggie. We are ridiculous together, in this ridiculous , ridiculous year. On that note: https://vimeo.com/488363490 What creativity sometimes looks like. And yes, I did … Continue reading A few things: December 2020