Monthly Archives: January 2007

ren-o-vate

Our bathroom is atrocious. Or, at least, it was. Anybody who’s been here knows it’s the weak spot. Last year, we removed the awful wallpaper (note to homeowners: NEVER wallpaper a bathroom! especially if there’s no exhaust fan!), and found … Continue reading

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fake it, don’t make it

I am such a fan of fresh food….so this time of year, I am craving fresh fruits and vegetables, but am usually met with overripe or overpriced produce at the supermarket. I consider myself an aspiring foodie, held back only … Continue reading

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diets and hope: a digression

Learned something today. I am watching “Surgery Saved My Life” on the Discovery Channel, and I discovered a new way to diet. I was mowing down on some pimiento dip and celery sticks (halfway healthy, right? i think the celery … Continue reading

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da bears

Uh-oh. The Bears and the Colts are going to the Superbowl. And normally, I could care less. I just watch it for the commercials. But this year, THIS year, it’s personal. You see…the Bears are Michael’s favorite pro team, and … Continue reading

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b-e-a-utiful

Whoa. I love it when i find stores or websites that have simple, well-designed, handmade and affordable things for sale. Etsy.com is still my favorite site for fun handmade stuff, but here are a couple new places I ran across … Continue reading

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cold snap as yearning [an excerpt]…for jane

by Robert Vivian, from his collection of essays, Cold Snap as Yearning (University of Nebraska Press, 2002). photos by me. …I went out the garage and, where the door lifted, met a foot of snow shelved perfectly crystalline and pure, … Continue reading

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jack is back….kind of

If you know Michael & I, you know that this time of year, we live and breathe ’24’. On Monday nights around 7:00 PM, from January to May, don’t call us – we won’t answer. We’re watching ’24’. Really. I … Continue reading

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