It's 5:18am but I get up anyway because it's easier to start my day tired than it is to toss and turn in bed with only anxious thoughts as company. (No, wait, Thomas is also here...but he's fast asleep and has been working so hard the last thing I want to do is wake him...) … Continue reading Lavender
I like to think of me and Thomas' brain cell count as a zero sum game: if he's gaining brain cells, I have to be losing them at the same rate. For example: it's 8pm on a Saturday evening and he is doing readings for his policy classes. Therefore, in order to balance out his … Continue reading TV & Poetry
I woke this morning to a red "Unhealthy" warning on my AirNow phone app. Instead of waking up, rolling over to grab my phone, and checking my work email, my mornings now consist of waking up, rolling over to grab my phone, and checking the air quality maps. What an inspiring way to start the … Continue reading Fires, coffee, books (the usual)
Last week I accidentally unmuted myself during a work call while funneling the remains of a family-size bag of popcorn into my mouth. A few seconds later: "Hey, Maddy, could you mute yourself?" F*ck. Such is my life these days. This week, however, my work laptop decided to stop functioning entirely so I've been trying … Continue reading It’s 6am and I’m Bored!
One year ago today I got in an awful bike accident. I remember lying contorted on the ground in the most pain I'd felt in my life, being lifted onto a stretcher and into the back of an ambulance, then opening my eyes in an emergency room bed thinking that if I wasn't dead I … Continue reading A Year of Gratitude