Countdown: D-Minus-20 to Moving Day! #JustOneParagraph

Countdown: D-Minus-20 to Moving Day! #JustOneParagraph

I still feel like it was a good idea, but it didn’t really go as I’d hoped–there was only a very small turnout for my Book Purge Giveaway this weekend, and I have to admit that I was a little disappointed by some no-shows. But with that said, I really do appreciate the few people who did come by and take some books away! Getting to where I live does require deliberate effort–it’s really not […]

Sunday Salon: Book Purge Day Edition

Sunday Salon: Book Purge Day Edition

Time: The first weekend of August, 2013–starting the draft of this post on Saturday evening, intending to finish and publish on Sunday morning Place: My side of the bed, with the iPad Eating and drinking: I have my bedside (nearly always at my side, wherever, to be honest) glass of water, and that’s it till breakfast, which will probably be Kashi cereal with fruit and a biscuit. Unless that’s not what I feel like eating […]

Control, in #JustOneParagraph

Control, in #JustOneParagraph

Now that we’re through the process of buying the house, Tall Paul and I were talking about stress yesterday–his has dropped noticeably, while mine seems to be increasing. What makes the difference for him is that we’ve now entered the phase where he feels more in control over things; buying the house involved waiting for other people to make decisions and take actions, but actually moving into it is about practicalities, logistics, and DIY. What […]

Making the Move, in #JustOneParagraph

Making the Move, in #JustOneParagraph

After a couple of weeks of cryptic remarks and references buried in blog posts, I was able to spill the story yesterday. (If we’re Facebook friends, you may have read the short version already. This is the just-slightly-longer one.) Tall Paul and I started down the road to home ownership back in the spring. It’s been a bumpy one, and we’ve been keeping our progress–and the frustrating lack of it, sometimes–quiet. But we’d just gone […]