30 Nov. 2019

This Is Nice. Isn’t It?

2019-12-04T08:23:08-05:00November 30th, 2019|Family, Holidays|

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I like the Jewish High Holidays in that they provide a chance to be with family and friends and reflect on the past year of life, but fasting and making promises I am not sure I can keep are not really my thing. I also like the Passover Seder and sitting around a family table together, but then there’s the part about the plagues (the slaying of the first born never sat right with me) [...]

1 Jul. 2019

News From Home!!

2019-07-01T13:39:42-04:00July 1st, 2019|Camp, Parenting|

Dear: ◊ Chloe     ◊ Dylan    ◊ Lily    ◊ Hunter    ◊ Seven Home is: ◊ Insanely quiet ◊ Ridiculously neat ◊ Weird Today I: ◊ Focused on one thing at a time for more than ten minutes ◊ Emailed pictures of you from the camp web site to your grandparents and then spent a half hour explaining to them how to view them ◊ Went out to lunch with a friend and left my phone in my [...]

25 Jun. 2019

Cozy for Me

2019-06-25T07:12:28-04:00June 25th, 2019|Books|

I recently read this amazing book called Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself In The World. It’s written by Isabel Gillies. I love her writing style. I love what she has to say. I’ve read two of her other books, Happens Every Day and A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story and devoured them just like I did with Cozy. Cozy is part memoir, part how to, part recipe and fully awesome. Isabel says that to be cozy one must learn to identify the [...]

5 Jun. 2019

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

2019-06-05T08:19:27-04:00June 5th, 2019|Career|

Here is a list of things I remember wanting to be when I was younger i.e. when I grow up I want to be a... Waitress I liked writing down food orders for my family and playing restaurant with my friends. I also had a name tag which had the letters of my name printed out in the colors of the rainbow. I pinned it on my shirt and thought that was pretty cool. Businesswoman I wanted a leather briefcase like my [...]

16 Apr. 2019

I Like My 45-Year-Old Face

2019-04-22T15:51:29-04:00April 16th, 2019|Aging|

I read an amazing new book this year. It’s actually a collection of essays edited by Lindsey Mead called On Being 40(ish).When I am in the mood for a good collection of essays, there is nothing that can take me away from it. This book was no exception. I devoured the essays. I ignored my family and my life a little bit until I finished the very last essay. Go buy this book and then read it. You don’t have [...]