Latest Musings

alternate realities.

I can't sleep. I wouldn't even say it's that late (10:45pm as I type), but it's the latest I've been awake in weeks. Since moving into our temporary housing, I've managed to fall asleep by ten every night and be up by six-thirty every morning. It's been a wonderful routine, but something's just off tonight, and I can't quite seem to make it work. Maybe it's something in the air. Maybe it's the Beltane sabbat energy. Maybe it's just poor luck. I … Read More

before it was cool.

This post contains affiliate links; if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. In November, I started watching Jenna Fischer's bread baking videos on Instagram, which lead me to ordering Bonnie Ohara's Bread Baking for Beginners—previously mentioned in my eight-hour no-knead bread post—and diving headfirst into the world of bread baking. I'd been making bread for a while before … Read More

currently, in quarantine.

This post contains affiliate links; if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Life is so odd right now. I'm not saying anything new. Even to me, someone lucky enough to maintain something of the same daily routine as pre-isolation, life is odd. Dan is home all day every day, compared to previously leaving for work by 7am and getting home by 6:30pm. We're in temporary housing as we … Read More

pizza fridays.

This post contains affiliate links; if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. For a few months now I've been considering the ways I could save money in our household, and my two best ways so far have been in the form of making our own cold brew coffee and cutting down on takeout. Thanks to a combination of Kristin's (rukristin) own Pizza Fridays and working my way through Bread Baking … Read More

comfort in creation.

If I'm being honest, my daily life hasn't changed as much as so many others in the wake of the pandemic. I've never had much tendency to leave the house in the first place; even when I would be exceptionally bored and think, “Maybe I'll just go to Barnes & Noble and browse for a little while,” I would inevitably find myself still at home and before I knew it the day would be over. The biggest changes have come in the form of Dan working from … Read More

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