I had lofty goals to come home and get all of my chores done and pack and take a nice hot bath with custom-made bath salts that a friend gave me … and then I was delayed at work, and all that melted like so much Portland … Continue reading Day 356 of Project 365: Winterbloom.
Gift-giving makes me incredibly anxious. I’m not certain where it comes from, but it is pervasive at this time of year, especially when I don’t have my very best shopping pal at my side to talk me out of talking myself out of choices. I … Continue reading Day 355 of Project 365: Wrapped up.
My immune system collapsed in the wee hours this morning, when I woke up to a coughing fit and severe sinus pain. I haven’t done much today except sleep, but I did manage to put a meal in the slow-cooker so I will have home-cooked lunches … Continue reading Day 354 of Project 365: Chicken and cornbread in the slow-cooker.
Now that I have a car, I sing (badly) all the time, but I was definitely overdue for some fun karaoke times with friends. Courtney, V, and I went to Voicebox and sang our hearts out. About ducks. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. … Continue reading Day 353 of Project 365: Sunday karaoke.
Some friends of mine get together regularly to watch romantic comedies and good-naturedly snark about them. Living thousands of miles apart doesn’t stop them: they meet online and sync up their various media players so everyone is experiencing it in real-time. I joined in the … Continue reading Day 352 of Project 365: Live-snarking rom-coms.
After a wearying week of winter weather, bouts of insomnia, and seasonal ennui, I found myself on this path near the end of my morning commute. I would like to say that I was 100% thrilled to be going to work this morning, but I … Continue reading Day 351 of Project 365: Forward.
A beautiful box of Christmas cheer from my dad and stepmom was waiting for me when I arrived home. It could not have come at a better time; with FunkyPlaid away I haven’t felt much holiday spirit this year, and last week’s weather foiled two … Continue reading Day 350 of Project 365: Box of Christmas cheer.
Here’s how my evening commute went today: 15:15: I decide to stick around past quitting time in order to avoid some of the traffic on snowy roads. This decision has the added benefit of helping out at work a little, too. 16:30: Quitting time comes … Continue reading Day 349 of Project 365: Twelve miles in five hours.
Each year my mom sends a thoughtful and creative advent calendar around a theme of her own devising. This year it is a picnic basket with assorted picnic-themed goodies, one to unwrap each day! When FunkyPlaid comes home (and the weather clears up) we will … Continue reading Day 348 of Project 365: Picnic advent.
Box: check. Crinkly paper: check. Proximity to me: check. Yep, Zen’s happy. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: an episode of “Broadchurch”.