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Baltimore, Maryland
Professional dilettante, fiber junkie and avid reader, rehabbing our little house in Baltimore while fervently wishing for more hands.
Interests: music, fiber, knitting design, color theory, travel, knitting, yoga, spinning, history, running, animals, languages, homeschooling, craftiness, podcasts, DIY, reading, photography, sewing, gadgets, japanese horror movies, zombies, geekery, books, comic books, dark chocolate, research, neil gaiman, equal rights, sheep, india, manga, zombie movies, alternative education, pakistan, urban farming, afghanistan, backyard farming, simple living, simplicity, clean food, organic, homemade, handmade, artisans, blues music, apocalypse fiction
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Posted Jul 4, 2013 at a smaller life
I'm in the middle of making the move from Typepad to Wordpress, so if things get a little wonky here, you'll know why, right? If you're still reading me using a Typepad address, you might want to change your links... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at a smaller life
I think your art teacher might have boon on to something, there- there is definitely something about growing more comfortable in my new career in a stereotypically feminine field, and in my growing love of domesticity that seems to dovetail with my sudden shift towards pinks. In really learning that one can be a feminist AND make choices that fit within some old- world stereotypes I've come to embrace things that I rejected before, thinking that loving them was weakness. Aprons and pinks and baking and skirts don't make me any less independent or strong. How funny to think that I'd fallen into that thinking- that one- track, rigid mindset- which is another form of oppression.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2010 on on the color pink at a smaller life
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Oh, you're absolutely right about the once- a- year thing; just like fiddleheads, the rarity makes it a sort of marker for the year.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2010 on garlic scape pesto at a smaller life
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Image courtesy of purlingplans We subscribed to a CSA this year- One Straw Farm is supplying most of our vegetables this summer. It's a great deal and I'm so excited to have begun- we have the opportunity to get all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at a smaller life
The fourteenth List Of Very Good Things. Broken out on Flickr, as always. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at a smaller life
Cosyknits recently wrote a post about her changing views on color that is so appropriate to how I've been thinking, lately. I am coming to view colors differently- I've been watching myself shift from murky deep dusk colors into the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at a smaller life
I'm back, I promise, and with the 13th list of Very Good Things, too. Broken out over here. I have things to say, but not today. Today is a headache day. Tomorrow should be better. In the meantime, have some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at a smaller life
"We're all terminal," he tells me. For a moment I think it's an incredibly callous thing to say to someone in my position, but the moment passes. There is a comfort in someone, anyone, being honest and direct about these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at a smaller life
It's been a series of ups and downs; first Sam was doing well, then not- so- well, then well again. We're still in what I'm coming to think of as "the well zone" and I'm cautiously optimistic; the doctors have... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2010 at a smaller life
The pressure in Sam's head seems to be dropping; we will get confirmation tomorrow. He seemed much better today- doc said maybe he can come home this weekend. That's it. Just feeling a lot more hopeful tonight. - s. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at a smaller life
Still no real answers from Sam's doctors. There's a lot of talk about how rare this is, and a lot of interns coming in to peer at him- baby doctors, is what I call them in my head. They're cute,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at a smaller life
Another list of Very Good Things. Broken out in flickr, here. (Apologies for a cut and paste link- I'm typing from my phone, and I'm not sure if this app accepts HTML.) For those who haven't heard, Sam is in... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at a smaller life
On my way in from this morning's run I noticed that our tomatoes are begining to arrive. It seems so early for that sort of thing, but I've such a black thumb; I could be wrong. I'm terribly excited about... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at a smaller life
The eleventh list. This one is short-not for a lack of things that are wonderful but for a lack of time in which to enjoy them. There's been a lot going on- school interviews (that's a long story for a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at a smaller life
Better late than never, right? Deciphered on Flickr, and can you believe this has been going on for ten weeks now? Longer, if you count my non- listy photo entries. Awesome. (P.S.- Someone recently interpreted these lists as a sort... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at a smaller life
And this is what I come home to. (I love my job.) Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at a smaller life
Broken out on Flickr, of course. My doctors and I have only recently really gotten a handle on how my disease is affected by heat, and this weekend was unbelievably hot. The current direction from my neuro is to avoid... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at a smaller life
A goblin of my very own, from Goblin Road. (Shortcut to their shop here.) He needs a name, of course. Currently considering: Gilbert, Thornfield, Hareton, Jude, and Farfrae. (My Vic lit obsession, it is eating up my year.) I'm open... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at a smaller life
Broken out here, as ever. Holding the page down is my new flask. I wish you could see it better- it has a giant squid on it. A giant squid! Giant! Squid! You can see another like it here. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at a smaller life
I love you, Kate.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2010 on a photolist of Very Good Things at a smaller life
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We're busy over here, packing for Stitches South in Atlanta this coming week. I don't know how communicative I'll be while we're there, but I'll give it my best. I've spent the weekend pouring through my outfits, trying on corsets,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2010 at a smaller life
Thank you, Fran. I'm quietly working on the assumption that is rather must get better- right? Not that I want to say that too loudly.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2010 on a photolist of Very Good Things at a smaller life
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There's no written list this week- my Monday spun out of control too early to make one. The morning was fine- Kiddo was pleasant and cheerful, the weather was crisp and promising, the coffee just right. We got her to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at a smaller life
Oh, I am so behind this week. Behind on everything, from my LoVGT (List of Very Good Things) to my laundry to a class I'm supposed to be taking online, late on finishing everything, late on starting anything I'd planned... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at a smaller life