Tag Archives: daily life

5 Things I Love Today

I’m not supposed to be writing this post. In theory, I should be at the DC DMV car inspection center right now getting our new car inspected, as it was driven out from KY last Friday night by some good souls … Continue reading

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Convalescing.

I am not vain enough to assume that you, dear Internet, actually have a vested interest in my life and keep track of what happens in our little corner of DC. Most of you probably just check in from time … Continue reading

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Car talk.

I am somewhat of a shopping beast. I think I was meant for a bartering economy, one where you could haggle prices and trade for goods. I can fight for a lower price even in countries where I don’t speak … Continue reading

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Goodbyes.

Today I am loading up the car and headed to Kentucky to spend two weeks with my family. I love going home, but this goodbye to James packs a greater punch because when I get back, he’ll be gone. On … Continue reading

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It’s not about the magazines.

Last week I cried about a stack of magazines. When we exchanged our about-to-expire frequent flyer miles for a year’s worth of magazines, I had no idea how much those glossy pages would weigh me down. It feels wasteful to … Continue reading

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Finding quiet.

After a ridiculously long vacation, I am back on campus this week to a full schedule, no longer master of my days. Back to the mines, as James yelled after me when I dramatically trudged off to two days of … Continue reading

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The beauty of ordinariness.

Over Christmas break I read some books. You have no idea how exciting it was to type that sentence. Yes, I technically read books all the time, I am technically employed to read books. But so often they are not … Continue reading

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Snow Day Ramblings

Disjointed thoughts that have been wandering around my head on this snow day. Last night I could just sense a snow day coming. I planned ahead, brought home work from my office and told my students that we would till … Continue reading

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What you don’t see.

For every halfway decent picture of James and I on here or on Instagram, there are at least 10 that look more like this: Because James, as you might remember from here and here, hates over-documentation. He is always asking … Continue reading

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Some Daily Color

I love color, which is totally obvious if you have read here for more than ten minutes. I know that an abundance of colors can be seen as gauche, childish, overdone and even garish, but I don’t care.  Because for … Continue reading

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