Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Photo spam and tea…

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

I’m working on revisions for my short story for the Hieroglyph Project, and wishing I had a lot more time to work on it. I am full of partly-gestated ideas, and not sure how to make any of them crystallize. Especially since I’m having serious trouble focusing today. But I will put on my big [...]


Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

(Some of this post could be triggery to people who find talk about fitness and weight management triggery. FYI.) I donated blood today! First time in a year and a half (I was having iron level issues when I started eating a more flexitarian diet, and got refused several times. I seem to have a [...]

In a couple of months, our house will be eleventy-three.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

We live in a giant Italianate Victorian which is right on the town common of a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, Massachusetts. It’s a lovely house (which we never could have afforded anywhere closer to civilization), but it does have some quirks relating to its age. Including original windows, and, well… haphazard insulation. [...]

It’s the wrong trousers! And they’ve gone wrong!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Good: I ran ten miles this morning at an average pace of 10:46. Ten miles. I am now sitting in my comfy chair with an icepack on my ankle, but this is not a bad thing. (I didn’t hurt myself; I’m just old.) Let’s hear it for ice packs. Basically, I kicked a whole BUNCH [...]

Friday Night Cocktail: the Ginger Scald

Friday, October 26th, 2012

(Yes, my work table is dirty. How good of you to notice.) I lost the morning to running errands (Halloween candy–a must: we live on the town common, and they quite literally bus kids in to trick-or-treat. Last year, the town provided socialized candy, but none has shown up yet this year!–dinner necessities, hurricane necessities–gas [...]

[Insert Beatles earworm here]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Sunrise this morning was deeply incredible. The photos from my little Canon don’t even begin to do the colors justice–there were mauves and oranges and golds, and clouds lit up from the inside like star-nursery nebulas incandescent in the depths of time. There were broad red rays of light, clearly visible through the air, streamered [...]

My little town

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Just some snapshots of the Brookfield public library–a great little Brick Victorian edifice–taken on a weirdly warm day in February.