what we talk about when we talk about the bulk bins at the hippie grocery store

jared wanted to go to the hippie grocery store the other day to buy pumpkin seeds so he could make homemade granola. i know, right? i probably don’t need to explain that this is the same dude who won me over to cast-iron. i had been skeptical of anything that a) you can’t clean withContinue reading “what we talk about when we talk about the bulk bins at the hippie grocery store”

watching people fall down is free!

it’s another beautiful day in lawrence, kansas! the tulips are in full bloom, jared is wearing seersucker, & the weather is perfect for kicking back on the porch with a handle of rum & “don’t fear the reaper” on repeat. all those suckers that haven’t visited us yet because they think we live in aContinue reading “watching people fall down is free!”

plan-it-xyerra fest

inspired by jared’s sterling example of internet restraint, i installed leechblock on my browser & blocked all the pregnancy/trying to conceive websites i like to look at. i just don’t have any self-control with them. i can spend hours scrolling through old posts, looking at people’s fertility charts, comparing them to my own & wonderingContinue reading “plan-it-xyerra fest”

2011: crabigail looks back

1. what did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? stayed at a bed & breakfast. passed my driver’s license test. ate bok choy. TRUCK POOL. threw a snowball at a cat. made soup from scratch. lived in my very own (rental) house as an adult! no sharing walls/floors/ceilings with neighbors or roommatesContinue reading “2011: crabigail looks back”

unfuck your habitat changed my life

i have been incommunicado mostly because the colder weather is making my pain/mobility issues flare up. there are often times when i am literally in too much pain to sit in front of my computer & type anything. sometimes the only thing that helps is laying flat on the floor with my legs elevated onContinue reading “unfuck your habitat changed my life”

relationships actually are

i haven’t posted here in so long, i don’t know if i remember how. okay, it’s only been three weeks. but still. spinster summer is all over now. jared got home last week. today he started school. having him back home has been good. but also very intense. saturday was literally the most intense dayContinue reading “relationships actually are”

friend appreciation month

one of my primary objectives for spinster summer was to shore up my relationships with people other than my boyfriend, & i think it’s been quite a success. i have never wanted to be one of those people who retreats into a romantic relationship. i have also never been a person who is really concernedContinue reading “friend appreciation month”

hello, it’s me

now that jared & i have been living in our new house for a week, i have to face the fact that i really am grappling with some depression issues. i suspected as much, but thought maybe i was just feeling anxious & emotional about all the bullshit involved with moving. i decided to waitContinue reading “hello, it’s me”

snake wall house or bust

the best laid plans. i made an exhaustive to-do list last week of everything that needed to get done by the time we move into our new house this weekend, but of course all kinds of other stuff came up & writing new posts here fell by the wayside. i kind of had a meltdownContinue reading “snake wall house or bust”

how is it april already?

so, jared & i are moving into our new house in less than a month. i’m going to try to keep up with my to-do lists (including the routine update here) while we are preparing for the move, but considering that we haven’t even started packing yet…we’ll see how it goes. we also have notContinue reading “how is it april already?”