Category life update

It is February and I am in love

It is February and I am in love, and I don’t have much to say about that. There’s a lot I could say, or it seems like I should be saying a week before Valentine’s Day, but: I don’t want to reiterate the cliches — the marathoning heart, the thousand ships launched, the ways I […]

A potentially spectacular & magical word

If you have followed my sporadic writing for a while, you know that around this time last winter, I jumped onto the word-a-year bandwagon, choosing a verb to embody for the whole year rather than listing a bunch of New Years resolutions I would forget by February. The One Word is less a deadline or […]

What I’m Into: March-July, apparently

Who is even running this blog? Not me, that’s for sure. I’m too busy being partially unemployed and, like, having panic attacks about the fuel pump in my car exploding. Automobile anxiety takes a lot of energy, though, so I’m taking a break from that by finishing this What I’m Into, which I started in […]

How to paint your furniture sort of like a pro

Welcome to The Home Projects Blog! I know it doesn’t say that at the top of the page, but use your mindpowers to cross off my name and replace it with The Home Projects Blog. You good now? Cool. Now, you probably thought this was A Serious Blog? “Man, that Kate Schell,” you thought, emphatically […]

10 things I’ve been doing instead of blogging

Remember when I said, “Hey, I’m gonna be a blogger!” but then I hardly ever blogged? It shouldn’t be that hard to remember, unless you are Dori the-short-term-memory-losing fish, because it is happening currently, as I type. Or right before I typed, and right after, because technically by typing, I am in fact blogging, which […]

Snowpocalypse now

This if my second snow day in a week, giving me a now four-day weekend. If that sentence makes you green or just slightly flushed-pink with envy, calm down. You’re probably imagining hot cocoa around a warm fire, snuggling in coordinated ski lodge-wear, reading Russian novels and laughing with friends. But real life, it turns […]

What I’m Into: January 2013… er, ’14

Linking up with Leigh Kramer for her monthly What I’m Into series. Please disregard the fact that we’re already half a week into February. LIVING Thanks to my January birthday, I don’t get the post-holiday doldrums as quickly as it seems others do. I actually like January. It’s a Fresh New Start™ for everybody. The […]

It is February and I am single

It is February and I am single. I don’t have much to say about that, but I feel that I should. Many writers I enjoy do. Cara Strickland comes up with insightful things to say pretty much weekly in Single Minded Mondays. Leigh Kramer has written about how her life as a single thirtysomething is […]

What I’m Into: A Better December

“We were warned of judgement. Well, here it is.” — The Omega Man (this quote has little to do with the rest of the post) How about that December, huh? Mid-month, melancholy settled deep a few times. Part of that, I think, was the weather, part was the inexplicable creeping of depression, and part was […]

A word for the year: Push

a time to plant and a time to uproot … a time to tear and a time to mend … Under our feet, nestled in cold earth, seeds bide their time. They wait for the warm season to call. They prepare to tunnel through the dirt; they anticipate oxygen and light. And then, in the […]