I held off as long as I could, but 2023 began with my first experience with COVID. Spending the short, dark, post-holiday days without going outside at all, mostly sleeping, was quite disorienting. I honestly can't say I've ever experienced such a long illness, certainly not in adulthood. Around Day 8 I was sick of… Continue reading Nothing Gonna Break My Stride
On the very last day of autumn, I winterized my garden beds. Sleep well, beloveds, and see you soon: I loved hosting for Christmas Eve, then staying in New Year's Eve. Made this design on a tote (with a vision of the tote being just filled with books): EVERY time I take on a cross-stitch… Continue reading it 2023.
I struggle to sum up this year. I read a lot, wrote a lot, walked a lot, stitched a lot. I didn't magically step back into the life I was living up until March 2020. I see no point in pretending that it's possible to go back to the Before Times, or insisting we flipped… Continue reading What I Read in 2022
TECHNICALLY, we are in autumn until this Wednesday. But you could've fooled me! It's beginning to look a lot like ... Work meant festive crafts with kiddos this week: First weekend of December: PAX Unplugged Philly. What if we kissed under the giant inflatable Pikachu at PAX Unplugged 2022? Another scene from Pax Unplugged: And… Continue reading PRE-Winter Season
Election Day! Veteran's' Day, and in our case, also a trip to Arlington National Cemetery: Our D.C. trip also included a pilgrimage to the Library of Congress. Cozy hobbies: Sports games happen? Philly teams were doing well, and yay for them, but I don't watch sports sooooooo: A little chillier, a little past peak leaf… Continue reading November means …