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Baking Bread (Or Not)

Baking Bread (Or Not)

My husband comes home from the grocery store and tells me that everyone’s baking bread these days, why is everyone baking bread? All his friends are swapping pictures of baking bread and these friends are males in their early 30s and they are all home, quarantined, baking bread. I tell him that yes, I’ve seen [...]

Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

An overheard conference call: Wake up at the same time you always did on a normal work day, take a shower like normal, get dressed like normal, keep the same hours you normally did, invest in your space at home. This could be our new normal for a very long time. I can't help but [...]

And This Is 30

And This Is 30

Birthdays turn her to mush (she's a memory hoarder). Today, she reflects on her twenties, saying goodbye to the decade her old soul has spent too many late flipping-and-flopping nights wishing away. Did her circumference widen with each new ring of growth? Did she learn to number her days? Sometimes she remembers, other times she [...]

How to Say “I Do” in Three Months’ Time

How to Say “I Do” in Three Months’ Time

I've heard rumors of courthouses. But there are also scribbled dreams in lock-and-key diaries of dancing under a white tent, string lights and stars glowing up above, or some other twinkly version of happily ever after. It's true, we planned a magical vineyard wedding in three months (and we're still in love). Many have asked [...]

How to Win the Day

How to Win the Day

Last night: chips and salsa, tacos, and sangria with my longest best friends. One declares she's learning to wait. (A fist pounded on the table to mark the historical moment.) She's the decision-maker of the team, so we cocked our heads a little bit, squinted, because this whole waiting to make a decision thing will [...]