wellness

  • things i will do in august.

    I skipped making a list for July but a year after daydreaming about it, we loaded up an old station wagon with duffle bags and bumped along dirt roads. We put up a tent…

    August 4, 2022 10 Comments
  • things i will do in june.

    It already feels like full-on summer around here, but the roses remind us of the month it is. Across the street an elderly neighbor has been tending to her immodest beauties. I’ve yet to…

    June 1, 2022 14 Comments
  • things i will do in may.

    Last night the kids went to bed early. Relatedly, they were sweaty haired and grubby toed and baths are overrated. James and I made a valiant effort to take advantage of our exhausted children…

    May 2, 2022 3 Comments
  • things i will do in april.

    Yesterday we went to skip inside a gigantic balloon made from used plastic bags. We walked along a soggy Highline afterward. We split chocolate chip cookies and showed off our jumping skills for patient…

    April 4, 2022 10 Comments
  • temp check.

    Our two older kids played outside in the courtyard, unattended, for two hours before dinner yesterday. They were joined by neighbor friends and the hours passed with only minor injury to either body or…

    March 7, 2022 38 Comments
  • things i will do in march.

    I have an email in my inbox calling me an eco-warrior. I should write back to say I know nothing about war. Last night I toasted red pepper flakes and forgot them in the…

    March 2, 2022 4 Comments
  • things i will do in february.

    We had snow, briefly, which meant a trek to Prospect Park and careening down a slick hillside, belly laughing. The trick to sledding is leaving the hill before anyone wants to. Wait to leave…

    February 3, 2022 20 Comments
  • things i will do in january.

    There’s a mouse, or something else alive, scrabbling around our living room wall. It’s almost a comfort at this point—though I wouldn’t want to meet it—that this unseen tiny neighbor is keeping warm after…

    January 3, 2022 32 Comments
  • temp check.

    I’m having my yearly run-in with September allergies and accordingly have convinced myself no fewer than three times this week that I’ve lost my sense of smell and have been stricken with that-which-shall-not-be-named. It’s…

    September 8, 2021 19 Comments