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coconut dreams

Day 18: Something you made I made this beauty last night, in honor of my mom’s visit this weekend. She’s the only member of my family who will split a homemade coconut cream pie with me. Otherwise, I have to eat the whole thing myself. Literally. It’s happened. More than once. Happy weekend!

the classic

Day 17: Snack Mr. Phish’s late-night snack: two grilled cheese sandwiches, washed down with a tall glass of Kool-Aid. It’s the snack of champions. And 13-year-old boys with outrageous metabolism. And 30-something boys who refuse to eat like grown-ups and still have the metabolism to get away with it. The best thing about this photo … Continue reading

learning a new language

Day 16: What you’re reading I have a confession: I have a Ph.D. in English and it made me hate reading. There. I said it. Growing up, I was rarely without a book in my hand. I loved reading. I read constantly, whatever I could get my hands on. Reading was my hobby, my passion. … Continue reading

heartbreaker in training

Day 15: Love It’s no secret that I love Moo. I’ve written about her many times and regularly post pictures of my marvelous Moo. (To see evidence of my minor obsession with Moo, see exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F.) But I’m not alone. This child could have her own fan club. Everyone … Continue reading

the old girl

Day 14: Grass The grass is a good place to hide when you’re stalking birds and mice and other assorted critters. This old girl would know. Callie’s been policing my parents’ wide open yard for the last 17 or so years. She’s a gentle old soul. Keeps to herself. She can be a lover, but … Continue reading

one and only

Day 13: Mom Mama and Moo It’s no secret that my mom is one of my all-time favorite people. As I wrote in a prior post, she’s a loud cheerleader and a great support to me. But here’s something you might not know: we don’t always get along. We butt heads every so often, and … Continue reading

my new boyfriend

Day 12: Something that makes you happy As soon as I saw the topic for today, I knew what to write about. Plenty of things make me happy–Moo, the boogies, my husband, nutella, Marimekko. The list of possible topics is endless, as I am so very blessed. All of those things I listed are swell, … Continue reading

home is where the kitchen is

Day 11: Kitchen The kitchen is absolutely my favorite room in the house. My house, my parents’ house, any old house. The kitchen is where the action is, where people gather and it is, unquestionably, the place from which all good things come. Case in point: Delish banana bread. Extra walnuts on the left (for … Continue reading

holding back

Day 10: A favorite word Today is a real challenge for me. One word? Impossible. I’m a full-blown English geek. Any visitor to our apartment would see all of the tell-tale signs: more bookshelves than people, dusty journals from childhood, magnetic poetry scattered on the fridge, books in every nook and cranny. I love words. … Continue reading

i love a good routine

Day 9: Something you do every day I’ll admit that I love having a routine. That was one of my favorite things about graduate school–I had a routine. I set my own schedule. I knew when things were going to get hairy (around finals when I had stacks and stacks of papers to grade) and … Continue reading