my week in objects (mostly).

July 24, 2020

1. this bandana.

{for tying back too-long bangs, etc.}

2. these zinnias.

{for being the last hangers-on.}

3. this old helmet.

{and dusting it off.}

4. this “office.”

{for being a tiny spot of her own.}

5. this reconstructive surgery.

{and stumbling, quite literally, upon it.}

other things:

while they giggle and shush each other trying not to get caught, i hold my own breath.

my gut poses a problem for me.

childcare keeps america working. see also!

wearing masks in a heatwave.

this is not new and that is the problem.


i believed this was a country where you could find justice.

good times, great oldies.

it’s the looking back that threatens to skin a woman alive.


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  • Reply Lizzie July 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    If you are ever up for posting about your most recent birth story I’d love to read that, I so enjoyed your post about Faye’s birth story.

  • Reply Anna July 25, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Enjoy your reunion with your skateboard!!

  • Reply Susanna Heiskanen July 27, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Loved your life in tiny apartment. I have disted off my bike helmet as well. Cannot wait the souther hemishphere winter subside and get cycling to the summer.

  • Reply Holly July 27, 2020 at 9:42 am

    With postpartum hair loss that bandana looks great. How do you get it to stay on your head when you tie it? I feel like silk always slips off for me. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 27, 2020 at 10:31 am

      so much hair loss! just a knot works for me, tho sometimes i need to re-tie. no special tips!

  • Reply firefall July 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Could you make a post about where to find comfortable masks made by small business owners?

  • Reply Joanne Amarisa August 4, 2020 at 7:25 am

    That bandana is gorgeous!!

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