my week in objects (mostly).

December 9, 2022

1. this not-for-pregnant-people-only sweatsuit.

2. this wreath.

3. this #$^*!@% comb.

4. this repurposed daycare art.

5. this body stone.

other things:

what’s for dinner?


eating acorns.

the trees of new york.

strawberry and salty peanut!

one of the truest and most sublime rights.

red velvet sneaks.

black covid care.

The sweatsuit and body stone were gifts sent to me by friends and colleagues. Where possible, this post includes affiliate links. Reading My Tea Leaves might earn a small commission on the goods purchased through those links. 

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  • Reply Susan Michelle December 9, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Oh No —- Lice! I remember the day my daughter came home with them and I truly just wanted to move. I have never cleaned or washed as much since then and to this day – NEVER try on hats without washing them first!! Good Luck!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 9, 2022 at 4:08 pm

      ha! so brutal. we had a nice little pandemic break, but we’re old pros at the removal by this point!

      • Reply SanDee December 29, 2022 at 12:16 am

        What I found is that the lice would invariably settle into the thickest, longest head of hair in the family! We became pros at getting rid of lice, too. And to add to the fun, my youngest made up a little Halloween song which she sang to her preschool class. It was based on a Halloween song they’d been singing: Trick or treating time has come
        Ghosts and goblims (her pronunciation) on the run;
        My sister has head lice and it’s no fun.
        Happy Halloween!

  • Reply Lia December 9, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    That comb strikes fear into my heart. Found the buggers in my three kids hair (and mine) at bedtime the NIGHT before their first day of school. Did I mention twin kindergarteners with fine, slightly curly hair? We are lucky we all still have hair, because I sank to a very desperate place. I still run that comb through my hair at the slightest itch, three months later.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

      It’s a lifestyle

  • Reply Erica December 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

    That article about the “tree men” was an incredible read, thank you

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