April 2009

atwitter: april

April 30, 2009

A few more things that have me all atwitter these days. the girls have arrived! We picked up our package of bees on Saturday, and introduced them to their hive that afternoon. There are so many of them–approximately 10,000 at this point! I love to sit near the hive, on the terrace wall that Chris built, […]

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an audacious idea

April 26, 2009

So I have this crazy idea. I hesitate to write about it here for fear of jinxing it. But then I thought about my little essayist project, and how posting about it here each month has been such good incentive for me. I don’t think I would have kept up with reading these essayists if […]

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going to the getty, everybody…

April 21, 2009

We’re back from our Los Angeles trip, only to find the weather even more beautiful up north. A spring heat wave has rolled into California, which made it pretty easy to spend the entire weekend in the garden. I have lots of catching up to do this year, after nearly neglecting the yard last summer, […]

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la la land

April 14, 2009

We’re in Los Angeles, to visit colleges with H. We’re hanging out at the beach. And doing all the touristy stuff. And being silly. It’s kinda fun, visiting places from my college days. Even though that was ages ago, some spots are still the same. Tomorrow, USC’s film school.

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the garden transformed

April 12, 2009

Four days later. Happy Easter!

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the easter garden

April 8, 2009

Despite all my Waldorf guilt, there are still some Waldorf-y traditions we keep. For years now, in the week before Easter, the kids and I have made and planted an Easter garden. We take an old pan, and fill it with soil. We add a “tree” cut from the branch of a real tree, a […]

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march: notes on sue hubbell

April 6, 2009

The latest installment in My Year of Excellent Essayists project. random notes: You may or may not have heard of Sue Hubbell. I chose her because she wrote a wonderful book called A Book of Bees…and How to Keep Them, which I read a couple of years ago when I became curious about beekeeping. Since […]

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