Checking in again

Well, here I go again with the very irregular posting. See why blog consistently for 6 months is one of my Things? It will take some real effort. Granted, I do have a few good reasons for not being on top of my Things lately. I picked up some side work and it’s been gratifying…

That body image Thing

It took me two weeks of thinking and reaching for ideas, but I finally completed the list of 42 things I like about my body. Forty-two is a LOT of things to like about yourself without digging into personality traits and accomplishments. Don’t worry, I won’t subject you to the full list, but I will…

Reading more

Another two books marked as finished! First, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood, edited by Avital Norman Nathman. This book was excellent. It was different writers, all mothers, deconstructing ideas around internet-driven ideal of the Good Mother. You know the one–Pinterest-perfect meals and crafts and home decor, always put together, always saying and doing the…

Awesome Chocolate Cookies

I’ve been busy with Things and life and work and chasing my awesome baby all over the house. In the midst of that, I made another Smitten Kitchen recipe: Brownie Roll Out Cookies. They were fun to make. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a lot of pictures. A picture from the cookbook, the dry ingredients, and…

A Post in Three Parts

Part 1: Clarification I feel like my last post was incomplete. I keep thinking about going back and editing it, but I decided to just clarify it here and move on. I mentioned finding what triggered my most recent depression. I want to make it clear that, this time…for me…there was a definite external trigger…

Getting back to Things

I haven’t posted in nearly a month. It’s been a hard month. My daughter was born in March of this year, and since then, I’ve been battling some pretty gnarly postpartum depression. Things started looking up in June and July, around the time I started this project, not-so-coincidentally. But things took a turn in August…

The Read AND Rid Thing

After finishing the Hitchhiker’s series last weekend, I was determined to dig into the Read or Rid thing by reading something short that I could finish that same day. I decided to start with Residue of Song: Poems by Marvin Bell. I’ve had this book for about 15 years because I bought it from eBay…

I Did Another Thing!

Last night I finished Mostly Harmless, the final book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. A few spoilers are coming, so you’ve been warned. I remembered that I never actually finished that book the first time I read the series. I quit reading around when Trillian showed up again because…

I Baked a Thing

This weekend, I dug into the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and baked a thing: Cheddar Swirl Breakfast Buns! I’ve never made bread before so I was nervous to start with this recipe, but it sounded so delicious. Cheddar is my favorite cheese. (Giving myself permission to admit I’m not sophisticated in my cheese tastes.) So Friday…