my week in objects (mostly).

June 2, 2017

five little things that made my week.Ā 

1. these green shoots.

{for sprouting! now to see about the flowers and the fruit!}

2. this little watering can.

{for just barely fitting between the window bars. see above!}

3. this stack of hidden bedside books.

{for getting reorganized and ordered.}

4. this little helmet.

{and being endlessly inspired by a toddler’s ability to learn a new skill.}

5. this laundry.

{because of sweater weather for two fuzzy ducklings.}

other things:


a self-made man.

wings, folding.

packaging food with food?

you make the job, it doesn’t make you.

an idea, not a city.

kindness cards.

novelists who own bookstores.

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  • Reply Priscilla June 2, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Hooray for plants sprouting! Thanks for putting in the link to the indie bookstores article. Don’t ya just LOVE bookstores?!

  • Reply Sadie June 2, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Oh I love the Rebecca Sonit article. Beautifully written and poignant.

  • Reply Zoe June 2, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Love the bookstore link!

  • Reply Gigi June 2, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for the link to the Self Made Man. So powerful and magical in language. It acknowledges the hurt inflicted by the “Fisherman’s Wife” but also the possibility of miracles and karma.

  • Reply Diana June 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    This laundry is so pretty! The little sprouts are so cute, I love these photos xx

  • Reply Kim B. June 3, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Wow, really loving Meg Fee’s blog. Fantastic. Thank you Erin!

    And that Toni Morrison piece, wow. And of course I love bookstore articles — I miss working in one here in Paris!

    • Reply CalifNative June 3, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Me too everything you said, (except the Paris part).

  • Reply Barbara June 3, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I always appreciate the directions in which your Friday post points my Saturday morning reading. Thank you.

    • Reply Amanda June 3, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Me too!

  • Reply Kate June 5, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Small sprouts are always a mood boost! It was a real magic for my children to find the first sprouting plants in our pots. It was one of those special small moments, that really made my whole week. And really thank you for the bookstore link šŸ™‚

  • Reply Sophia June 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Love reading about “packaging food with food.” Here’s hoping that conversation moves along a little quicker…

  • Reply Robin June 5, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Can you please share some of the books on your nightstand? I am looking for some new books to read!

  • Reply melissa June 6, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    You post such thoughtful articles. I always enjoy reading them. Thank you.

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