I’m planning a thing for my birthday this year. This thing is inspired by Katy Bowman’s 44th birthday challenge. The essence of this thing: walk 10 miles a day for … Continue reading Birthday Challenge
My third-grade teacher, Miss Kowalik, let me stay inside at recess and sort mimeographs and read instead of facing the chaos of the playground. She introduced me to creative writing and taught me how to … Continue reading The Romance of Thirty-Eight
The new Weekly Photo Challenge topic from The Daily Post is “Celebration.” And wouldn’t you know? It was my birthday yesterday! I had a simple, wonderful, day-long birthday celebration that was … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration
“Let us decide on the route that we wish to take to pass our life, and attempt to sow that route with flowers.” — Madame du Chatelet, from Gretchen Rubin’s “Moment … Continue reading A Birthday
My daughter turns six years old today. She’s lost one tooth. She can read novels and children’s encyclopedias. She plays the flute. She recites poetry. She does second-grade math. She … Continue reading Reflecting on Six Years of Motherhood
Usually when I sit down to write these weekly reviews, I start out thinking (and sometimes even writing), “I did pretty well this week following my resolutions,” or “I didn’t … Continue reading Week 36 Review: Connecting with Strangers and Selling my Husband’s Stuff
Today’s my 34th birthday. I was raised on horror films, so every year on my birthday I think about this one from 1981. And yes, I was watching horror films … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me!