Month: September 2015


House to Myself

My husband is in Rhode Island and #1 son is in New Orleans, so I have the house to myself. I feel super selfish to be enjoying this fact, but they are having fun and they won’t have less fun […]


Fall SWAP Update

I’m halfway through my Fall SWAP and fall has scarcely started. Fall SWAP 2015 sage and marsala 2-piece sage and marsala print dress sage trousers (from Spring 2015 SWAP) marsala jacket marsala trousers tweed jacket black pants marsala top (from […]


So, How Frugal Is Sewing?


Exhibit A: A pair of Elle pants, completely comfortable and respectable enough for work. Cost: Fabric, 2 yds of ponte de Roma for $28.00 — 1/2 yard left over Elastic: $3.99 Pattern, to be used again multiple times but full […]


Brattiness in Choir

I am planning to skip church on Sunday for one simple reason: the piece we’re singing, Monteverdi’s “God of Mercy, We Implore Thee,” is out of my range. 60% of the notes in my part are right in the passagio, […]


Goods and Services

I have not been sleeping well lately, and I got up at 4:06 and got to work. At 8:30 #1 son and I went to meet the Tall Man. We stopped at the bank to set up my PIN so […]


Pattern of Ages

“She was wearing animal print!” This is #1 daughter, scandalized by the woman who helped us at the bank. “I think animal print is a neutral for older women,” I protested. I read that in a book once. “Animal print […]