Earlier this fall, a friend was about to undergo knee surgery and asked for book recommendations for while she was laid up. I never gave her my recommendations and she has since recovered from surgery, but I thought I’d write a short list for anyone who is looking for suggestions. I was gifted a Kindle … More Book Recommendations
On December 25, 2006, I began knitting a blanket, starting it on my Memere’s needles with my Vovo’s yarn. It was the Christmas after my dad had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery and I was living alone in Providence, RI. I decided the blanket would be for him, but I didn’t know quite … More The Traveling Blanket Reaches Its Home
(if you receive this post by email, I highly recommend that you click in to view it on the website) We have a loose tradition with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law-to-be to get together every few months and undertake a baking project out of one of the cookbooks that we both have. That is when my … More My macaron obsession
Sam: This is it. Frodo: This is what? Sam: If I take one more step, it’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been. Frodo: Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your … More Stepping onto the Road
Being able to do nothing is something you need to learn to do. Everyone always feels like they should be doing something, with lists to guide them. Even fun, relaxing things like knitting or playing guitar end up on the list, and then they are no longer leisure because they are on the list! My … More To Do: Doing Nothing
For the complete photo album of my cross-country road trip, check out my Picassa album at: https://picasaweb.google.com/JennyDuquette/RoadTripSept2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Amen. I’m not sure of anything – I’m not sure I should have quit my real job. I’m not sure I shouldn’t have renewed my lease or that I should just be working these seasonal jobs. I’m not sure where I’m going to live. I’m also not sure that I should be “planning” to move … More “If you put everything off until you’re sure of it, you’ll get nothing done”
Sometimes, I have these moments of panic in which I yell to myself “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! ARE YOU CRAZY?!” Then, I breath, calm down, and say, “It will all work out…” This is my general feeling about the future. It’s nearly mid-August, and we don’t really have anywhere to live from Sept 1-Oct 10. … More tHe fUtuRe?!!