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Enemy of the Good

I am struggling mightily to resume posting. The struggle has a name: perfection. Widely attributed to Voltaire, who himself attributed the saying to an Italian proverb, the idea is ages old and endures: Dans ses √©crits, un sage ItalienDit que le mieux est l’ennemi du bien. (In his writings, a wise Italiansays that the best… Read More Enemy of the Good

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HOLY 2020.

Can we talk about this year?? I mean, of course there’s so much we all can nod our heads about because we are all in this together. Apart. I said to a friend yesterday (referencing how interconnected all our choices are, especially right now in the midst of a global pandemic in which we’re all… Read More HOLY 2020.

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Week One/Jan 10 2020

William Morris MondaysOne of my resolutions is to tackle the basement storage, which is in stasis since we moved in. I started by making sure the Christmas stuff we put away was organized and decluttered, and on a shelf by itself, so I can tell it’s “done”. Now, I’m tackling the gift bag/wrap collection. I… Read More Week One/Jan 10 2020

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Outerwear Purge/Wear

For our recent family photos, I dragged the second clothing rack (the first replaced a busted coat rack in our laundry/mud room out of necessity) to our bedroom to set aside our outfits. Once that was no longer needed, I decided the best use would be to schlep the rack to the main level and… Read More Outerwear Purge/Wear

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Shoes.

Next up: our coats. But it’s necessary — a recent high of 63F became the next day’s low of 12F. We went back to 67, and are on our way to low 30s.Winter is coming. Nay; winter is here. So, for now, shoes.If you need a reminder, this is what I’ve said about my shoes… Read More Shoes.

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How is it October?

I don’t even know how this happens. The first part of this year crawled. Then June hit and I don’t even understand how it’s October 7th. Life @ Home – I am still home with the kids (and still have no plans to change that immediately). I have made precious little progress on any of… Read More How is it October?