Some of my favorite things to listen to and watch around the holidays weren't created to be a holiday genre. For example, I got Radiohead's THE BENDS on Christmas Eve in, oh, 1996 maybe, and even though it has nothing to do with Christmas, almost every time I listen to it, aside from making my … Continue reading A Very Radiohead Christmas
This was the year I finally caught up on books and movies (well, as much as one can catch up). With little kids, it was harder for me to fulfill my reading and viewing goals, but this year I did! Huzzah! Here are the tops in my book: MOVIES (my list of everything I saw … Continue reading End of Year Best Of…
When I consider the perfect meal, it has these components: My whole family will eat it (this includes a 4- and 2-year old, and a dairy-allergic husband) There will be leftovers (my husband works from home so he eats at home to save money) It's easy to make, easy to clean up It's cheap-ish It's … Continue reading The Perfect Meal: Chicken Chili
November needs a do-over for me. I only read one book, didn't see any movies, didn't really seek new music or art...I'm not exactly sure what I did to fill my days, really. I'm overcompensating in December, and just picked up about 30 books from the library. Young adult fiction, picture books, photography books, art … Continue reading Pop Culture Catch Up: Really Catching Up
My little baby is turning four years old this weekend. I can't even. Wasn't he just a rumble in my tummy a week ago? Didn't I just bring him home from the hospital yesterday? Weren't we snuggling in the wee early hours just this morning? (Oh wait, we were...he's a snuggly kiddo.) Our little guy … Continue reading Mr. Jasper
There was a time in my life when Saturday nights were for pub crawls and parties*, but now they're for watching Austin City Limits (Vampire Weekend!) and playing with watercolors. *No, there was never a time in my life like that. But this is my blog, I can do what I want, say what I want.
Excuse me, little boy of mine, while I sit and ponder what your picture book is trying to say. By 8pm, I just want to turn off my brain and read THE GRUFFALO to you (the best picture book ever written, in my opinion), not something that inspires discussion and questions about life beyond life. … Continue reading Friday Reads: Existential Picture Books
This week our family received some tragic news involving the sudden loss of an extended family member. While I wasn't close with this person, the impact struck me hard and put me in a significant funk. The fragility of life, the fear of lurking ailments striking at a moment's notice, the constant imagining a young … Continue reading Monday Musings: Feeling Blue and Painting Purple