my week in objects (mostly).

November 1, 2019

1. these darned socks.


2. these wax pastels.

{for doubling as face paint (even if they also inspired more than one last-minute costume change).}

3. these rain boots.

{because gloomy weeks are made less so with dry feet.}

4. this spot to stick my rings.

{because i never usually take them off, but lately i’ve started to snuggle them here for the night and i’m kind of into it.}

5. this basket of bathroom books.

{because a just-right solution has been evading me, but i finally found one.}

other things:

pivoting to burnout.

marie kondo + liz gilbert.

fewer polar bears, more people.

leaf play.

those two facts don’t cancel each other out.

you are not the one who should be scared this week.

transforming electoral politics with their ideas, their ambitions, and…their pregnancies.

skillet ravioli.

the silvering of morning.

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  • Reply kim m November 1, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Great article on burnout. I can totally relate to the author’s original article. The clothes I’ve neglected to return, the benefits I’ve yet to claim for the therapist I see to address my “overwhelm”. If only I could regulate my sleep and diet so I had more energy to do all the things 😉

  • Reply Helen November 2, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    The best face paint! I did the same and could not have been more pleased. For those wondering how, I just dipped each crayon into a small bowl of water as needed, and it worked like a charm.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE November 3, 2019 at 6:31 am

      I did the same! And before washing it all off to make a cat face, I had lots of luck applying full-face green makeup just by adding extra water and spreading with a little piece of sponge!

  • Reply Rita November 2, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    That interview (Marie Kondo interviewing Liz Gilbert) is so beautiful, thank you for sharing ❤️

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