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Outside of Time

Written on March 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm, by

This weekend I stepped outside of time. Eric was away.  My parents were away.  My brothers were away.  It was just me and the boys, with no back up or distractions. The boys were delighted to have a couple of days straight wearing their pajamas, and not having the leave the house.  We played trains,  Continue Reading »

The Effects of Sunshine on the Soul

Written on March 3, 2011 at 11:58 am, by

The sunlight is back. I had an idea to chronicle all that’s happened in the 6 months or so since I last posted (um, since I had the baby), but in the bright glow of the March sunlight, I’ve found that I have no heart to drudge up the 5′ snowbank that sealed our front  Continue Reading »


Written on July 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm, by

Courtesy of Holden’s new sidewalks, EJ and I walked into town, had lunch, and stopped by the yarn shop. It was lovely, although a bit of a trek (5 miles round trip). In NYC terms, that would mean walking from our apartment on the Upper West Side, down to Herald Sq, and back, which is  Continue Reading »

One Month

Written on April 1, 2009 at 11:35 am, by

gratuitous baby pic: My life is hardly recognizable for all the changes that have happened since I posted last. Hold on to your hats, while I take you on the ride that has been my life this past month. Firstly, I have spent more time in MA than in NYC this past month. In fact,  Continue Reading »

Good Bye Hedge Fund, Hello Serger!

Written on February 11, 2009 at 11:49 am, by

Eric quit his job a few weeks ago, and Friday was his last day. This marks, without exaggeration, the end of an era of oppression around here. He worked for a large hedge fund with a slaveshop mentality, most recently imposing mandatory 14 hour days, 6 day weeks (“but you’d better not complain if it’s  Continue Reading »

Grant’s Tomb

Written on November 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm, by

I thought the inscription was fitting today. It is from the tomb of a man who was involved in the most divisive era in American history, and who presided over the 2nd half of the Reconstruction, emphasizing reconciliation, order and the protection of civil rights for all citizens. Here’s to the power of Hope.

Last Hurrah

Written on November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm, by

From here on out, Eric and I have agreed to begin what we like to call The Seclusion. No more plans, parties, lunches, drop-bys – just time at home to take care of the things we need to take care of before this baby is born. The result is that for the next month we  Continue Reading »


Written on October 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm, by

For the past 8 months, I’ve been hearing about “Nesting”, and how as I get closer and closer to having this baby I’ll be overcome with the urge to do wacky things like iron socks and scrub walls… the product of (wacked out) biological impulses to prepare for this baby. Supposedly, the more wacked out,  Continue Reading »

T minus 2

Written on October 15, 2008 at 4:28 pm, by

When in doubt, post yarn. Yarn.  Pretty Pretty Yarn. My first shipment from Sundara’s Seasons club.  The colorway is Roasted Persimmon over Green Papaya and the crappy light (I tried, I really did, but I spend almost all the daylight hours in an office building, or en route to/from said office building) does not do  Continue Reading »