my week in objects (mostly).

May 6, 2022

1. this (very) little note.

{and the kid who wrote it.}

2. these madeleines-to-be.

{and james’s mid-day baking habits.}

3. this week’s stoop find.

{perfect for a rainy day.}

4. this “french” wall.

{and its curator.}

5. this pillow stack.

{and its big kid.}

other things:

something to celebrate!

the four rental apartments in new york.

trash or recycling?

anatomy of a quilt…a choice but also a pleasure.

a plain old cook.

a hero’s journey.

a common store of folk-wisdom, now extinct.

matrilineal feast of dreams. (also! essential labor).

sweetheart, you’re in pain. relax, take a breath.

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  • Reply Meg May 7, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Hello. I was wondering if you could share the source for the lovely french flashcards in your post. My daughter is learning and they suit her minimalist style. Thanks!! Love your posts!!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 7, 2022 at 3:03 pm

      These were cut out from a wine box!

  • Reply Liz May 7, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Wow, that Jess Klein book excerpt blew me away. What a talent.

  • Reply Meg May 7, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    What a great idea!! Thank you.

  • Reply Susan May 10, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Cannot stop thinking about the concept of the hero’s journey since reading that fabulous article. Been experiencing long covid symptoms since visiting family at Christmas and it has been hell, but everyone else is living like business as usual. I homeschool a ten year old with so much energy and I have not felt this tired since the newborn days. Reframing this journey of that of a hero is much brighter perspective!

  • Reply cathy May 13, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Those candles! They look like a just-picked bunch of rainbow carrots. Yummy.

  • Reply Zee May 19, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Would love James’s recipe for madeleines, if he has a good one!

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