I live in DC with my husband and our kids, enjoying life in a little apartment on Capitol Hill. My relationship with our nation’s capital is one of aggravation and affection, some days more one than the other.
This is a blog about life and what makes it beautiful. This is the truest art. It is a blog about the mundane and the extraordinary, the comic and the tragic, the real and the imaginary.
When I get really excited, which happens pretty frequently, I write in all caps. I used to feel bad about this, but then I read John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, so now I just think of it as my Owen Meany voice. Other than that though, I try to do that whole grammar thing, meaning this won’t be one of those blogs where I don’t capitalize anything. It was only really cool when ee cummings did it.
This isn’t a blog about fashion, because I hate ironing trendy button down shirts, don’t wear tortoise shell glasses, do own hot rollers, and some days I never change out of my pajamas.
It isn’t a “lifestyle” blog because I don’t even really know what that means. Does that mean describing how I try to put off getting out of bed every morning or how I commute to work and cry at 50% of all NPR radio programs? Don’t think the internet needs that. Also, I’m a recent PhD grad and French teacher, so my lifestyle means reading lots of depressing nineteenth century novels that most of you don’t care to hear about. (Though they would make amazing miniseries that I’m sure you would enjoy.)
It also can’t be a blog that teaches you how to construct a chandelier out of mason jars because I have no patience for that. Plus, let’s be real — I live in a small space in the city. Where would I have room to hang a shabby chic mason jar chandelier monstrosity?
And as much as I love cooking and food and try to share some of my favorite recipes, I love frozen pizza too much for this to be a food blog. But I sure do love eating, so I wish I could make this computer screen produce a Sweet Lobby macaron or Good Stuff shake every time you left a comment.
This is just a blog to share little pieces of life with the people that I love who are scattered around the country and world. It’s a way to share words that are on my heart, and the sights before my eyes. A place to talk about faith, marriage, motherhood, and the many meaningless things that make ordinary days important. These are the beautiful fragments of existence, gathered up and laid forth as they are, with just a little bit of whimsy about what I wish they could be.
If you’re dropping by for the first time, start here with some of my favorite posts.