Autumn Books

Every year, I get way too excited about fall. Annoyingly excited, actually. I’m one of those people who plans out my autumn before it starts, just so I can be sure to get everything I want to done before winter blows in. This is the first year I’ve actually written down my list, but I…

Woodpiles and Coziness

Is anyone else terrified of the idea of winter this year? I am. Just a little bit. I am the kind of person who is cold. All the time. I sleep under a heavy blanket in the middle of summer, and my wonderful, loving husband is constantly shocked by my ability to have cold hands…

Building a Business

Did I tell you all that I’m officially a business owner? I’m a business owner. What a weird thing to say. I am, after all, all of about five years old, and definitely don’t know the first thing about business or management or what might go into a sales report. And yet, I have my…

Autumn Winds

August is allergy season. At least, it is in Colorado. We have ragweed, see, and in August, all of its awful, horrible pollen is released into the wind, and I have to retreat into my house with my air purifier and take allergy meds on a schedule and freeze rags for my puffy eyes and…

Birthday Adventures

My birthday was the end of last month. I turned 27. I feel very grown up now. Almost like a real adult. Until I hang out with really real adults, who use budgets and understand the stock market and eat kale. I almost never eat kale. Not unless I have to. Bok choy, maybe. But…

Pennsylvania

Can we just be honest? May was a bit of a blur. I remember about half of it. The rest feels like something between a dream and a hallucination. Since I had a fever for at least part of the month, it’s possible a good section of what I remember was actually a hallucination. When…

Airports

Airports are weird. I’ve spent my fair share of time in airports over the years. Probably about as much time as I want to, actually. Airports in Scotland, China, Cambodia, Spain . . . you get the idea. No matter what country you’re visiting, airports are just weird. For example. I flew down to Missouri…

Forced Leisure

I spent most of June in bed. That’s a weird thing to admit, especially for me. Usually, I bounce up and have a full day planned before I’m even dressed. I can’t remember the last time I was legitimately bored and could think of nothing to do. I have my books, my writing, my garden,…

Writer’s Group and Sabbaticals

I went on a sleepover this weekend. My first since quarantine, in fact. Not that I make a habit of sleepovers. Not since I was like sixteen. Except when I get trapped in town due to crazy snowstorms and six-foot snowdrifts. But I went on a sleepover this weekend. With my writer’s group—or most of…

A List of Lists

I got engaged last week. Is that crazy or what? I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Sometimes it amazes me how quickly life can change. All the sudden, my weekends are booked with wedding planning, engagement photo sessions, and attempting to figure out all the things one is supposed to do to…