This last weekend we spent some time with dear friends in Asheville, North Carolina. One evening, we were discussing “last meal-worthy” foods. While my last meal would probably consist of pizza, without a doubt, my last dessert would be these peanut butter swirl brownies….
Home decorating is one of those things that no one ever mentioned in the list of “grown-up” tasks that would be so hard and so dang frustrating. Had someone told my younger self that as an adult I would spend countless hours trying to figure out paint colors, furniture configurations, and the type of shelving needed in the bathroom, I would have said “No, thanks.” We’ve reached the point in the renovation of the loft that some real decisions have to be made about how the space is going to feel and flow. Unlike an ordinary house where you have clear room designations, what we do in one area of the space seriously impacts another.
It is also a situation where two self-proclaimed stubborn people make zero traction. In a recent discussion about where we were going to put what on the walls, I was out of ideas and at a loss of where to start. Brain-freeze at its best. Neither one of us was suggesting something that the other one liked (aka vehemently opposed), and all I could really think about was, brownies sound really good right now. …
The school year is now in full swing and I, of course, think daily about what I’m going to have as an after-work treat. Nothing changes, does it? My sister was in town recently and we got into a conversation about our back-to-school rituals when growing up. Mine, even as a grade school kid, was all about writing lists. (Really, nothing changes)….