Monday, November 22, 2010

delightfully met Jared Flood and his pup Luna this weekend as he taught a few workshops at Harrisville Designs.

my body feels like it is slowing down and going into hibernation mode without me ... went to a network chiropractic consultation this morning to see if some energy-redirection and adrenal supplements might help.

my lack of focus on school is spreading to my knitting and i can't focus on one project... i have about five projects that i've cast on but i can't get farther than about an inch on them before moving on to another project... this is frustrating.

but this is lovely.
(i found out today that the paisley-like motif that i like so much from indian designs is called a "boteh")

i'm so ready for thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

baking is the new studying.

i've decided. it's an invaluable substitution!

basically i had a major paper due today,
(the second draft of my senior seminar paper)
as well as two exams, tomorrow and the next day


tomorrow also happens to be my friend kate's

(not to mention that my other friend kate
just brought me a 30-lb bag of carrots
from a lovely vermont farm where she works)

what to do? (was this really a question?)

i made carrot cupcakes.

(image and recipe courtesy the cupcake project)

more importantly.

candied carrot spirals (!)

who cares about my exam tomorrow?!

carrot cake is brain food!
...i'm totally not worried.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

i just want to be me
and be able to believe that that's enough.

i'm just feeling so sick of myself right now.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

so the other day i remembered that all of my beloved jade plants were still out on my porch,

after many a night of freezing temperatures.

and now, as you can see, they are mostly dead.

here's to hoping that they come back now that i've trimmed them.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


playing catch-up for all the time i've wasted not blogging; here are a few list-prose-poems i've written.... some of them follow a sort of haiku-esque "full circle," while others just trail on in no particular direction.

(a recent one)
talk talk talk, listen, snow falling on leaves, bird whistle, thistle, briar patch, match, flame, name, you me and everyone we know, to love someone without ever letting go, treason, reason, season, barometer.

(some older ones from last fall &/or spring)
tentacles, dry leaves, hot toddies, leather shoes, horsetail skies, blue jeans, green eyes, southern migration.

isinglass, isinglass, topiary, cornucopia, reflective instrumentation, mistletoe, isotope, jumping rope, love note, cadaver.

andiron, darning needles, poetry notebook, warm slippers, unexpected gifts, handknit sweaters, spinning wheels, horse-drawn cart, rutabaga, kale, brussel sprouts, a farm in montana shared with friends and the sunrise.

breath, warm breeze, crashing waves, feet sunk into sand, holding hands, soft kisses, sense of place, longing, belonging, knowing truth, knowing love, knowing you.

(the following was in collaboration with matt&matt)
laundry, eggs, alabaster roof, good guy robots, rotary phone, chromosomes, megaphone, thunder drome, cyclops, miette, john cleese, rheumatoid arthritis, insulin, pump, rump, generic compliment, how are you? i'm fine thank you, goodbye.

(the following was in collaboration with one of many kates)
lemon curd, tiny bird, silver spoon, paper moon, darning egg, prosthetic leg, nancy drew, yarn & glue, paperback writer, engrossed in [apple]cider, glass onion, paul bunyon, "the day the knitted umbilical cord was attached."

(and a secret note from a matt, which spans the page of some lists that were typed together on my Remington:

my dearest Eva,



With Love,

Your Mothee

your ink ri bon is running an e ously ow Ms. BinghamLOL@@@@@@

Monday, November 8, 2010

finis ab origine pendet

"the end depends on the beginning" - manlius

i can't believe it's already been a week since i started my first batch(es) of home-brew kombucha... the aroma of fermentation is in the air & the new scoby's are lookin' good!

my kitten went back to my mother's to keep my dog (in failing health) company ... but i miss her pretty face so much. :(

19 days until i see the Pee-Wee Herman show on Broadway.

40 days until the end of my undergraduate career.

i need to make more time in my life for things like yoga.