5 Things to Consider When You Think You Can’t Do It

5 Things to Consider When You Think You Can’t Do It

It’s possible you’re already doing it, whatever your it is. Or that you’ve already done it in some past variation. It’s a matter of continuing to do the hard thing you thought you could never do.Breathing always helps. Find someone who reminds you how to take deep breaths when it feels like you’re sucking in [...]

Gardening in the Rain

Gardening in the Rain

In case you’re wondering, our garden is still growing weeds. I’m learning that this is how it goes (so they say): you pull the weeds, they’re gone; then the weeds grow back, and you’re down in the dirt again. My mom hands me my new gardening gloves, tells me to get back to pulling weeds. [...]

Lost Socks on Laundry Day

Lost Socks on Laundry Day

My husband (who affectionately calls me the Laundry Fairy) says his socks are missing. I remember hearing tales of lost socks from others who were living in a different chapter and carried far heavier loads than I did as a single person. Where could it have possibly gone? I always wondered. (How did your life [...]

Our Secret Garden

Our Secret Garden

Our garden is growing weeds. We don't know what to expect in these garden beds because we weren't the ones who planted them. We inherited them when we bought the house in the dead of winter, bare trees and frosted beds. So I've been waiting and watching, checking each morning to see what pops up, [...]

Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away

Our cats have full roaming access to the whole house, and yet, all they want is a deep dive into the kitchen sink. We spray the water bottle, stomp our feet, clap our hands, put on stern voices, NO! GET! DOWN! BAD!, we've tried it all. J even became the blanket monster, draping the fuzzy [...]

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 [...]