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A small & slow holiday season.

A small & slow holiday season.

We’re at the very end of December, arguably my favorite time of year. The special padding of time between Christmas and New Year’s always feels like a bonus week that moves extra slow. I really savor it. I spent most of December working & baking. I really thought this holiday season would be different because … Continue reading

Small Life, Slow Life: NYD.

Small Life, Slow Life: NYD.

As I pulled onto our street from the driveway this morning at 7:45, something was off. Sun warmed the trunks of the trees; leaves fell towards the gutters. (Southern California thinks January is a good time for autumn to begin.) But that was the only sign of life: I didn’t see a single car no … Continue reading

Small Life, Slow Life: December.

Small Life, Slow Life: December.

There is a whiteboard that hangs on the wall next to our kitchen, lined with boxes that make up the calendar of our lives. Each month, I fill out my work schedule, V’s childcare schedule, and any notable events like weddings or parties or social obligations. I had to do the December schedule today, and … Continue reading