What I’m doing now

Currently doing:

The now of January 2020 - January, a fresh start, an injection of newness, 31 days or more (as it felt) still straddling multiple notebooks and planners and apps. A blur, with some emotional spikes both up and down but residual good feeling. Some newness to share: A new volunteer opportunity at the Good Neighbor Center.A new album, courtesy of All... Continue Reading →
Criminy and Crivens The now of December 2019 - The big news this month is KITTENS. Meet Criminy and Crivens, whom FunkyPlaid and I adopted in mid-November from Cat Adoption Team. These stray tabby brothers were expertly fostered, so it took them no time at all to adjust to their new home with us. At their fourth-month veterinary check-in this month, they had nearly... Continue Reading →
The now of November 2019 - The way a body moves through the space of grief is confounding. At times the body is a sieve and grief is a million grains of sand. Other times the body is just a body and grief is air its lungs greet and release, greet and release. My cat has been dead for almost seven... Continue Reading →

Currently reading:

I track my reading (and occasionally review books) on Goodreads.


Currently inking:

  • Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point (M): TWSBI Sky Blue
  • TWSBI Diamond Mini Classic (F): J. Herbin Lie de The
  • Kaweco Liliput Fireblue (M): Kaweco Summer Purple

I share my opinions on fountain pens and ink on my analog page.


Currently microblogging:

  • I’ll never be able to repay all of the tiny kindnesses that family, friends, and coworkers are winging my way right now, but I’ll be glad to spend the rest of my life trying.
  • Time to cook the anxiety away! My nonna’s Bolognese sauce is on tonight’s menu. 🍝 The store was out of tomato paste so I’m reducing some tomato sauce. This kitchen smells like my childhood.
  • I’m having a surreal and challenging week, and this episode of Reply All hit me right in the feels. 😭
  • I am finally attempting to make ramen eggs! In my Instant Pot! Wish me luck (and check in tomorrow after they’ve luxuriated all night in delicious marinade).

Micro.blog is my online community. If you’re looking for something more substantive than trading “likes” with strangers, join us.

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