Here it is Twelfth Night (or the day after Twelfth Night, depending on which day you start counting). Besides it being the name of one of my favorite Shakespeare plays and the date my husband firmly beliefs that all the Christmas decorations have to be down, it doesn’t usually affect me much. Today, though, I … Continue reading New Year
Being the youngest of three girls growing up, I’ve always been on the receiving end of my sisters’ clothing cast offs. I also grew so fast as a child that my legs ached just trying to keep up. My second sister’s clothes from when she was eleven, fit me when I was I was eight. … Continue reading Hand Me Down
My grandmother was nearly eighty when she had her first foot massage. I think this is right. I mean, obviously I wasn’t around for most of those years, so I couldn’t say for certain. Still she looked so surprised as I rubbed my mom’s feet when we were all gathered at my grandparent’s house. My … Continue reading FEET
In the new normal of today, I’m sure most of you are like me and finding yourself spending an inordinate amount of time online. Not just for observational activities like flicking through social media, sharing hilarious videos, or checking out what’s trending on any of your channels (hello 12-foot skeleton from the hardware store) but … Continue reading Living La Vida Digital
As I write this, we are entering into month six of social restrictions and I am coming off of a tense couple of weeks as fires rage near my father’s home in the States (he was evacuated and is safe) and the news abroad and in my adopted country is so bad, I’ve had to … Continue reading Creativity in Chaos
Bad vs Good and where the two meet.
On my birthday post, I talked about having gratitude in the face of all the stuff – little and big, good and bad – that makes up life. I really do believe that, but sometimes it can be really hard. Okay, I’m just going to be really honest here: I’ve had a super crappy time … Continue reading Where’s That Gratitude?
Connections, people, they are everywhere. In general, I’m not huge fan of surprises. I mean, I like to know where we are going so I can choose the right footwear and know to eat something before leaving the house when the plan isn’t dinner like I was told but to go to a show involving … Continue reading Summer of Surprises
Seasons changing! The 21st of June: first day of summer, longest day of the year, my birthday. All of that is true if you are in the northern hemisphere. Go south and you get the shortest day of the year and you’re already into the 3rd week of winter in Australia. (They start their seasons … Continue reading Another Trip around the Sun
I had to go to the embassy in London last week. It was silly really but my passport needed to be renewed, and I finally decided to go ahead (after 8 years of marriage) and change my name. Cue dramatic music. I suppose I should have done this ages ago, but… my professional name would … Continue reading What’s in a Name?