Category Archives: My Favorite Things

Favorite Ornaments

Our Christmas tree has been dropping a lot of needles, and the only thing drinking its water is Peeps, the cat. So I decided yesterday that it was time for the tree to go. The kids and I removed the … Continue reading

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Favorite Composer: Ryuichi Sakamoto

I was once so in love with a piano piece that I tried to learn it by ear. It was a tune called “Sonatine” from one of my favorite albums, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s BTTB. The letters BTTB stand for “Back to … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Vintage Glass

You know I like glass. And you know my husband and I like to go to Brimfield at least one a year for the antique show. So it shouldn’t be a big surprise that I acquired some glass at Brimfield … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Unexpected Bouquet

Look what my husband gave me the other night! He picked these flowers himself, then kept them fresh in a Gatorade bottle. This is the second unexpected bouquet he has given me this year (the first was a cluster of … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Jingle Shells

The problem with owning many things is that it’s easy to forget that some of them exist. Whether they get accidentally buried under other things, or deliberately stowed away, or just plain overlooked, it’s all the same. They are wasted. … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Bold Colors

Today my toenails are a dark shade of purple. I painted them that color while the kids were bathing yesterday, because what else is there to do while the kids are busy splashing each other? Before that my nails were … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: My Husband’s Sense of Humor

My husband recently found a shelf that I had purchased for my condo but had never used. He thought we should put it in the master bathroom of our house. Not that it matches our bathroom decor at all (nothing … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Jeweled Trinket Boxes

I keep several collections. Some I have already mentioned on this blog, like my ocarinas and my glass candy containers, but I don’t think I’ve ever shown you any of my jeweled trinket boxes. They are small metal boxes shaped … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Ridiculously Expensive Footwear

This is the most expensive pair of shoes I have ever owned. I bought it (as well as two pairs of the most expensive socks I’ve ever owned) using a gift certificate from my dad. I was feeling a bit … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Change

I like beginnings. I like positive progress. And I like them not just in the people and things around me, but also within myself. Here are some of the things that have changed in my life lately. Marshall started preschool … Continue reading

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