I haven’t blogged as often as my New Year’s Resolution had set out. But I have gotten a lot of reading in recently. I’ll be posting some book notes here shortly. If you’re interested in what I’m reading (or rather, trying to scrounge up at my library), head over to my Book List. In the… Continue reading It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Its a … blog post!
Hi internet friends! Look what I made! I don’t have a recipe for you tonight because I just made this up on the fly with the ‘I’m about to go out of town’ food left in my fridge. I also forgot to salt it. (SECRET – I forget to salt things almost every time I… Continue reading Making Shit Up As I Go
It’s spriiiiiiing. My windows are open and the flowers are blooming. After a year of showing no interest in the birds outside, my cat Dresden has taken the 5am bird song as his cue to become possessed by his inner cheetah and sprint around my apartment. I’m celebrating Mother’s Day with Mom and John tomorrow… Continue reading Springtime in Chicago
In that I should do both more often and feel an overpowering amount of guilt when I realize I haven’t. I’ve jumped back into the kitchen though. I’m not sure why this time it was easier to sustain. Maybe it was the week-long Gordon Ramsay binge. Or seeing the word “Obesity” on my medical file.… Continue reading Cooking is like Riding a Bike
My to-do list is a mile long. I’d like to think I’m joking, but I’d be nervous to test. I’ve deeply internalized the idea that happiness comes after all the “stuff”. After all the cleaning. And the organizing. And the scheduling. That, somehow, after I do all of that, the time for leisure and love… Continue reading Releasing myself from the Burden of “To Do”
Very few people can claim that they think about socks all day. Even further, the few that can would rarely admit to it. Well, I’m here to do both. I knit socks like my life depends on it. I knit so many socks that I get bored with knitting socks and start gloves. Only to… Continue reading I am sock obsessed
So I went a little disappear-y on y’all. For good reason though! Shiny new apartment!!! Which meant that I had to go forth and BUY ALL THE THINGS!!! That’s right. That is FOUR full bags from the Calphalon outlet. I bought everything. So, now I have a fully stocked kitchen. I bought some silverware and… Continue reading Everything’s coming up…Calphalon?
Last July, I woke up with a whooshing sound in my head. Several doctors appointments, hearing tests, pokes, and prods later, I had a piece of paper with the words ‘Ménière’s disease’ and ‘serialized allergy testing’ written in almost illegible doctor’s scrawl. And then began the real poking. Serialized allergy testing involves not only testing… Continue reading welcome to the dark side