Saturday, December 31, 2011


When I get sick, I'm a baby about it.

Exhibit A:

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I am not a housekeeper. Not professionally. And though it may someday be a phase in my life, being a full-time homemaker is not what I'm preparing myself for. I read and work and study vigorously. I plan to go to graduate school.

But guess what? When I come home from college, the thing I want to do most is just put things back in order. I love vacuuming and doing laundry. I read mommy blogs and use Pinterest and generally enjoy crafty things.

I'll never be just a housekeeper. (After all, who is?) But darn it, I like folding things, and I am not ashamed.

“I retain the long-held sense … that housekeeping—cooking and cleaning, laundry, all the large and small tasks that go into keeping a household humming along—was not a trivial matter but a serious one. People need to eat, to sleep, to have clothes to wear; they need a place to read, a place to play, a place in which to welcome guests and from which to go forth into the world.”
- Margaret Kim Peterson, Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life

Monday, December 5, 2011

Word Spectrum

I have long been a fan of dictionaries, and I have long been a fan of Apple. So I guess it only makes sense that I've also become a fan of Apple's dictionary.

I love its related word links. I love its usage notes. I love that its "The Right Word" feature helps to prevent misuse of the thesaurus and the resulting destruction of the English language.

But until today, I hadn't known about its wonderful word spectrums. I pretty much flipped out when I saw.

Check it: