This is my first year with backyard raised beds for veggies, and some other landscaped spots for flowers, too. I learned everything I know from community gardens in city centers. Plants were made to bloom--it happens anywhere. Watch my zinnias open: I used old food containers to sprout some veggies in March. Three months later,… Continue reading Summer Colors
After 14 months of lockdown, I find myself forgetting the pace of life I used to keep. I actually don't miss 16-hour workdays out of the house. But I also used to travel. Road trips, bus trips, train rides. I liked getting away for a single weekend, even. So it was an unusual treat in… Continue reading Luxury under a full moon
I don't know what this means, but ever since I took a solo weekend to Rehoboth Beach in 2014, Delaware has been a place I like to take myself. For excursions, long walks, reflection. New Castle is quaint and I love walking along the river: I also recommend the Winterthur Museum and Gardens. Old time… Continue reading Great Walks in Delaware
I turned off my phone and stopped logging onto social media (except for promoting events with a work account) for 12 days (and I am only returning now with one toe in the water). In those 12 days I: Read all of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid in <16 hours Biked 4 miles… Continue reading spring break (from social media)
I was recently introduced to the #24in48 reading challenge; that is, try to spend 24 hours out of a 48-hour period reading! I had never timed myself reading before, and I'm not sure what I'll do with the fact that when I really love a novel I read 50 pages an hour. (Then experience a… Continue reading #24in48 Challenge!