Category Archives: apartment

7 ways to make your life easier

I saw a tall woman the other day. Immediately I was seized with the “grass is always greener” mentality, one that I’ve outgrown, as I thought “my life would be easier if I were taller”. I felt that way a … Continue reading

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On crime, women, and Southie

Over the last few days there have been attacks in Boston that are very, very close to home. I wasn’t there when they happened, though I was in the immediate aftermath, and have been following the story from not-too-far. Some … Continue reading

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Why June 25 might be my favorite day of the year

June 25th, a magical day! Summer is in full swing yet most of it still lies ahead of us. Leisure is abundant and the celebrations of Independence Day are right around the corner. But most importantly…. We’re halfway to Christmas, … Continue reading

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A tale of two bedrooms

The house that I was raised in began its life as a small cape in the late 19th century. Set on many acres on a busy rural road it had three rooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs. Or at least … Continue reading

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Locked down

Needless to say it has been an unexpected day up here in Boston. There’s a sense in the air so far of pride, that by staying put and staying out of everyone’s way we are doing our part to help … Continue reading

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Leaving the dishes

I’d worked all day, I’d been to the gym, I was eating on the fly before running out to another rehearsal. I finished my food and had a few minutes and started to get caught up on a few of … Continue reading

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How to survive a Boston storm in seven easy steps

Ever wondered how we city-dwellers deal with a storm? In many ways, the same way everyone else does: fighting over peanut butter at the store and dusting off shovels. But street parking and apartment living add a little flair to … Continue reading

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Keeping all my boxes

After listening to me hem and haw over whether I should get one, my honey bought me a soda maker for Christmas. I immediately set it up and used it right away, and have been happily hydrating with homemade seltzer … Continue reading

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It’s not that I can’t cook

Potlucks fill me with dread. A cookie swap gives me major anxiety. I love to cook for myself but am terrified of cooking for others. As for baking, no way. My expectation is I’ll do more burning than baking. I’m … Continue reading

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The curious incident of the chives in the night time

I walked out my back door this morning to a shocking sight. Shocking I say! My basil and chive plants, in cute matching pots, who go by the names of Bert and Ernie, have disappeared from my pathetic attempt at … Continue reading

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