my week in objects (mostly).

July 12, 2019

1. this egg.

egg | reading my tea leaves

{and the grubby little hand that collected it.}

2. this magic balm.

balm | reading my tea leaves

{for this week alone helping dry heels and scraped knees and a blistered toe.}

3. this old fan.

fan | reading my tea leaves

{and james for cleaning it.}

4. this sunscreen.

sunscreen | reading my tea leaves

{and finding the pocket it was hiding in.}

5. this old knot.

old floor with knot | reading my tea leaves

{and two kids just as fascinated by it as i used to be.}

other things:

look closer to home.

eighteen children under two.


informed immigrant.

they’ve never had a chance to do for their country what they could do.

little lending libraries.

knit beyond borders.


food tastes better outdoors.

our beloved stroller on major sale (among other things that might be helpful).

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  • Reply Judith Ross July 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Oops, did you mean for the “beloved stroller” link to take us to Nortstrom’s?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 12, 2019 at 11:53 am

      Ha! I did, but I had the wrong link. Updated!

  • Reply Jennifer July 15, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    But wait – how did James get the grill off to clean it? I think we have the same ancient fan! And I can’t for the life of me work out how to clean it.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 16, 2019 at 8:09 am

      The front of this one spins right off!

  • Reply Nina July 18, 2019 at 7:37 am

    It’s a nice idea that a woman president would necessarily do the right things, but experience here in the UK has twice proven otherwise, unfortunately. In a leader, ideology and policy mean a whole lot more than any simple identifier.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 18, 2019 at 8:40 am

      yes, of course. in this case, faith ringgold is referencing the particular women candidates in the us and i thought it such a poignant sentiment from an 88-year-old reflecting on what she hopes for in the future.


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