So then there’s the day your daughter’s work and name makes it into the New York Times and you marvel at life’s unexpected blessings.
Category Archives: Spirit
Last year at this time I was stuffing white-on-white wedding invitations into gold calligraphy addressed envelopes. Today you can see those same invitations over at marthastewartweddings.com where our daughter Claire’s wedding is featured in the “Real Weddings” section. The wedding happened last New Year’s Eve in Stinson Beach, California. Claire trained as an architect and [...]
Yep. They’re back. Found them in the pocket of an apron I wore briefly on the day they went missing when I made dinner last night–safely out of Mercury Retrograde. Oh, and Miss Venezuela won the Miss Universe pageant.
This week there was mischief afoot. On Tuesday I lost my keys for good, as best I can tell. I remember using them last when I came into my house after walking with a friend and threw them in the little pink tray on the shelf above my desk. But Wednesday morning the keys [...]
If you’re design-inclined and traveling to New York or Boston in the next two months, you’ll probably enjoy one or both of the shows I saw when I wasn’t ogling leaves in New England. The first is the beautiful John Singer Sargent Watercolors exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston which showcases ninety-two watercolors [...]
Our first home came with a high-ceilinged living room, lots of wavy glass windows and a big empty garden. I spent hours thinking about what to plant in that garden and consulted plant and seed catalogs for inspiration. One catalog was devoted to apples and taught me that you could grow something beyond the five [...]
After ten days traveling on the East Coast, I’m suffering from a serious case of leaf envy. Starting with the Shenandoah Valley and ending at the Charles River my trip was awash with the sunset colors we rarely see on our trees here in California. Oh, the leaves change alright. But they do so with [...]
Ever since I finished a ten-years-in-the-making quilt top on Tuesday, I’ve been happily plucking clipped loose threads off my furniture, clothing—even my hair brush. Now the top (and back) are off to be professionally quilted and I’m savoring the delicious pause between completed and new projects. I’m also taking a little break from fiction writing [...]
Perhaps you’ve already seen the video of British street artist Banksy’s paintings being sold—or mostly not being sold—at a street fair in Central Park. If not, take a look. Like me did you get more anxious as people kept missing the opportunity (Banksy’s paintings sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars) that was Right There? My [...]
I’m looking forward to a fun, full weekend that’s kicking off with a co-ed baby shower for two recently married men adopting their second child. The happy couple are part of my Mormon church congregation and we’re gathering to celebrate their new addition. Yep. You read right. A group of Mormons are hosting a baby [...]