I took the weekend off from the bathroom project firstly because I had to work both days and secondly because Sunday was my birthday, and a person only turns 39 once. (I seem to know several people who have turned 39 repeatedly, though, which is strange.) Since I’d already fixed the tile, Monday meant that… Read More After a weekend away from the project…
48 hours in, I think there’s a truth about online DIY instructives that should be considered axiomatic: it is never as easy as they make it sound. Not ever. For example, in the “Tile Replacement for Dummies” article I found online, I should have been tipped off by the verbs. They all sounded way too… Read More Master Bath Reboot, Days 1 & 2
About a year ago, Mark and I began exploring the idea of a master bathroom renovation. We’re fortunate to have a home with a large master bath (that also contains a bowling alley of a closet), but it’s the one room in the house that we haven’t touched since moving in four years ago. The… Read More Budget Master Bath Reboot
I started running for the first time in my late 20’s to lose weight and tone up. I’d watched an acquaintance run the Chicago Marathon. If she could do that, I figured, then I could run a 5k. I wasn’t looking to be a world beater. I had been the kid who, in high school,… Read More Why I Run
For a household in which only two family members exceed 4′ in height, it’s amazing how much there is to do. Appointments with doctors, dentists, and veterinarians, kindergarten registration, soccer, swim team practices and meets, work appointments, riding, and the list goes on. I’m a pretty big fan of our iPhone calendars for keeping track… Read More Where am I?? What’s going on??
A few years ago, an English teacher at Wellesley High School in my home state of Massachusetts delivered a rather “special” commencement address on the occasion of Wellesley’s graduation. While the message of David McCullough, Jr.’s speech was very funny, very memorable, and merits frequent repeating (watch the speech here), it has actually been McCullough’s… Read More On Commencing
This is Blue: This is Ivy: This is Blue Ivy: Well, it is, and it isn’t. I’ll explain. At the beginning of the summer, when Mark and I were still in the throes of our horse search, we found Blue (the horse) and his family. In my last post, I described seeing a couple horses… Read More Blue Ivy: horses, not Hip hop