Author Archives: Kate

Backyard Babies

Planting things is always exciting, but it’s followed by a period of intensity where you monitor them, hoping they’ll take to the ground. I’ve been going out in the evenings and checking on the plants. Until this past week, we … Continue reading

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In which Silver Kitty goes to the hospital

Silver Kitty is sick and is in the hospital. She’s having some digestive issues. These are issues she’s had before; this is a flare up of a chronic illness. On the way back from the hospital, we talked about her … Continue reading

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One more row

I started a new shawl this weekend, even though I had a perfectly lovely shawl already started. I wanted something that wasn’t going to require a lot of concentration. Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, and I wanted … Continue reading

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Ya, but does it work?

I was asked on instagram is my forest growing and pomodoros really helped me get things done and I believe that they do, so I want to tell you an anecdote from this morning. Following a meeting, I picked up … Continue reading

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I like planning but I also like the washi tape

The first step and also the last step in keeping track of how I spend my time is a physical planner from ink+volt. I sit down on Sundays and write out my goals for the week. I check on my … Continue reading

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At the intersection of OH GOD and I CAN’T.

I am in a hell of my own making. And, I’m being dramatic. But, while I’m being dramatic, it isn’t untrue. I could have been a healthy, put-together, reasonable person who filed paperwork on time (any time in my life … Continue reading

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Cold Brew

I am a huge fan of cold brewing coffee. Before cold brewing, I had heard people talking about notes in the coffee, different flavors and smells they found, but I really didn’t get it. Maybe that was because I was … Continue reading

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Gardening

In the middle of last summer I moved closer to my parents. This was an excellent choice, but it was in the middle of the summer, right after my summer teaching duties ended, and was quite quick. I like doing … Continue reading

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I Did a Thing

I submitted my dissertation manuscript yesterday to my committee. If you are unfamiliar with the process of receiving a doctorate, in linguistics it works like this: you research and write up what is more or less a book length, multi-chapter … Continue reading

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Now that’s a scrub

In April’s ipsy glam bag, I got a deluxe sample of a body scrub. I’m the kind of person who typically makes her own body scrub (its super easy, sugar and olive oil and some essential oils for the scent/potential … Continue reading

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