Living a Still Life

Our COVID-19 disruptions conveniently began with Spring Break. I spent the week before shopping a bit more - buying an extra bottle of olive oil and making sure we had some veggie soup frozen for later but I really didn't think to systematically go through my cupboards until an emergency was announced and schools closed … Continue reading Living a Still Life

Life is Mostly Boring

When I lived in Paris, none of my apartments had washing machines. So, part of my weekly routine was packing up my clothes and the lightest of my homework books and walking to the nearest laundry to spend hours watching my clothes churn. In my last apartment, I would walk through the winding streets of … Continue reading Life is Mostly Boring

Taking Time to Party

Yesterday at our first MOPS meeting, our "creative director," Carolyn had us make a party kit. In a ziplock, we put everything we need to have an instant celebration - streamers, a card, balloons... The idea is to take time to celebrate small, everyday moments. A goal achieved, a good day, a string of bad … Continue reading Taking Time to Party