Our recent visit to New York in one word? Relaxing. Surprising, because when I think of NYC I think of sensory overload. The 6 hour drive coupled with parking issues and various train and subway connections was exhausting, but it was lovely to settle into our friend's cramped apartment, cuddle with his fluffy cats, and … Continue reading new york for new year’s
We threw a surprise birthday party for my boss on Wednesday. My coworkers and I gathered at a pizza place on the Downtown Mall while we waited for her daughter to find a reason to get her out of the coffee shop. Once they passed, we scampered to the shop to set up. We ate … Continue reading surprises
Black and White film is as close as you can get to encapsulating nostalgia. Photos from late summer in Florida and winter in Charlottesville.
The new year always throws me for a loop. I spent yesterday at home, off work, in a miserable mood, lashing out anytime Daniel so much as spoke to me. I guess a new year makes me feel obligated: to change bad habits, develop good ones, get motivated, achieve everything at once. In the final … Continue reading closure
We've heard a lot about Carter Mountain during the last few months. The orchard opens to tourists when apples are ripe for harvesting in the early fall. Most apples have been picked by this time of year, but we thought we'd take the trip anyway (it's only 10 minutes away from our house) since Andrea … Continue reading end of season
Hello. I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule next week (do I even have one of those?), when I'm weeping alone in my dark, basement house because all of my friends have gone back to Florida. Andrea (and her husband, Mike) and my sister, Jennifer, are visiting this week. It's glorious.
nov moodboard This month, I intend to enjoy: taking Skyline Drive over to Luray Caverns for a day of exploring loved ones coming to visit Green Bean Casserole on Thanksgiving all the books Daniel recommended to me: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, House of the Spirits, and The Madonna of 115th Street wearing boots all … Continue reading november moodboard
(source) Meteor shower viewing party: a farm in the mountainous countryside a vast field watching dusk turn into night a black German Shepherd a good, old-fashioned campfire salads made from home-grown vegetables guitars, a mandolin, and a banjo a full view of summer constellations (it's been too long since I've gazed upward) ghost stories and … Continue reading all good things