You know all that rain I wrote about yesterday? When we get rain, this is what happens in the mountains. … Continue reading
California is experiencing a record drought. To those caught in a polar vortex, our balmy winter temperatures may sound like paradise–but they actually indicate a really big problem. Winter is our rainy season, and we just haven’t gotten rain this … Continue reading
I know my house is messy. I’m not a good housekeeper. I never have been, and neither was my mother. I know she would have recognized herself in Claire McCarthy’s Huffington Post piece.* Also, there’s this. I do want my … Continue reading
I need to stop comparing myself to others, even people I admire. After all, they’re not doing what I’m doing, either.
Actual conversation from last night: Me: Baguette, why are you opening the closet door? Narnia isn’t in there. Me (to Mr. Sandwich): Although I don’t actually know that. Maybe Narnia is in there. Mr. Sandwich: If Narnia is in there, … Continue reading
We spent the last week visiting family out of town. For Baguette, routine is king–but this morning, I was reminded of why disruption can be good. The trip was great, and I’ll write more about it later. But it was … Continue reading
Every Christmas, one of my mother’s cousins gives her family members a new ornament. She’s extended that tradition to Baguette, and I share it with all of you. Have a wonderful holiday.
Impossible, you say? A lot of people would agree with you; the Washington Post reports that holiday stress makes this the most challenging time of year for many women. I have wonderful memories of childhood Christmases. There were always lots … Continue reading
It rained in L.A. yesterday. With the colder temperatures we’ve been having, that means that the mountains got snow. And that means that today we went to the mountains. Baguette even had her first snowball fight. Which she started. A … Continue reading
One year, when I lived in New Jersey, my alumni club went apple-picking. It was the first time I’d gone, and I went a bit overboard in terms of variety and quantity. In an attempt to put them to use, … Continue reading