Tag: work

in which we talk around and about fear

When I logged on this afternoon I had intended to lay down the bones of the skin care post, but two sentences in that just felt wrong- dishonest in a “well, this isn’t what I’m here for today” kind of way. If you write, you know what I mean: it’s a bit like being in a conversation where all you’re actually accomplishing…

in which there will be pictures

The last few days have been spent mostly in preparation for filming this week; lots of scurrying around, gathering supplies, last- minute errands, that sort of thing. It’s been busy, but not the frantic awfulness that I’d thought/ been told it might be, which is really really good, because I hate that kind of thing. I put a LOT of…

on snow days, disability ethics, and a secret

We finally got that Big Snow that our strangely gentle summer had promised us. Seven and a half inches, folks- more in north city. Anyone who’s tried navigating a Baltimore side- street after a major storm knows what today looks like; we’re snowed in, drinking cocoa and watching movies all day. For all the weather- related complaining I do about…

on conservation, emotion, and sitting with it all

Man, sometimes it’s hard to do the right things. I work really hard at energy conservation. That’s a funny sentence right there: “I work really hard at energy conservation.” A total oxymoron if there ever was one, but anyone who’s been ill for any extended period- ever have mono?- you know what I mean. You have to save up for…

in which we talk about breathing

  It’s been stressful, of course. Isn’t it always? Who doesn’t have stress? It’s a part of living. Me, I’m trying to get the studio ready for people. People, everybody. Like, John Q. Public levels of people. We’ve begun having Knit Nights, which are really just Craft Nights (I should start calling it that instead, maybe?) every Wednesday evening, which…

in which we are home again, home again!

We’re back from California, and oh, friends; what a change, let me tell you. The drive gives us a bit of time to acclimate, I suppose, but going from the 70- degree, sunny days of Santa Clara to Baltimore’s approximately 25- degree snowstorm in five days? Boof. Booooooooof. Where do I register my formal objection? It was a great trip;…

on regaining balance

I’m back from Chicago, and oh, sweethearts, am I tired. I’ll be honest, Chicago may not have been the best idea I ever had. Or maybe it was, I’m not sure. In all honesty: I had a fantastic time. I saw people I needed to see, people who filled my heart up, refreshed me, re- started me from the inside…

in which I am just outside of Chicago

We are here, settled into the hotel, and I am VERY EXCITED. We showed up at vendor check- in yesterday afternoon, having gotten in a little earlier than anticipated, and realized we could set up on Wednesday. We decided to unload the van and set up racks early, which was SO VERY NICE. Knowing we don’t have to do all…

music to makes messes to, the September 2009 mix

I spend my week mostly alone, in a small office and dyeing space at my home. Outside of shouting at the squirrels, it's pretty quiet here. I listen to NPR in the mornings, then listen to music as I dye the day away. The music is a huge part of how I do what I do. Here's what's in the…