As you know I work from home, so when I need a break from whatever project I’m working on I usually take time to do something useful around the house: prep for dinner, empty the dishwasher, do the laundry, pick up Eleanor’s room (or my own). It’s a blessing – to still be productive (at … More sensing

family photo

The last time we had a family photo taken I was so pregnant that I was actually supposed to be in the maternity ward delivering Oliver but I had decided to have a picnic dinner with Tim, Eleanor, my parents, and our closest friends before going in (that’s a story for another time). Eleanor and … More family photo

order and chaos

We recently moved Eleanor’s easel from her bedroom (where it was sitting on carpet) to the dinning/living room (where it’s sitting on a beautiful hardwood floor and right next to our light-colored walls). She’s really taken to drawing, and writing, lately and we want to encourage that as much as possible. Plus, we’d like to … More order and chaos


Alanis Morissette (remember her?) had a song, Ironic, that drove (still drives?) Tim crazy. “Having 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife is not ironic” he’d complain. “Neither is rain on your wedding day!” He’d usually follow up with what he thought was a good example of irony, and I’d nod my head. … More irony