Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Halloween Rant

I love this time of year- I know I’ve said that about fall in general already; but this time when the dark quiet of the winter settles over us here in the northern hemisphere is one of my favorites. But parents on Halloween confuse me. There are the paranoid ones- where they let their kids …

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An Entertaining Attempt

I’m hosting a little get-together for a few friends to continue celebrating my birthday tomorrow evening. Hopefully we don’t have more than 10 show up…I don’t even have chairs/space for more than six or seven to sit at a time! But if I do get a small crowd, it’ll be a good test of our …

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is the anniversary of my entrance into the world. I’m 22 now, and I’m not sure what to make of it. I don’t know how to feel about being 22, really. There’s no milestone, and I’m not sure if it’s proper for someone of my age to still be excited about their birthday or …

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NFP II: A Rant and Ramble

I’m going to have to deviate just a tad here, folks. But as it still deals with the domestic sector of my life, I feel it’s an acceptable deviation. When Ryan and I decided to start NFP, I expected some questions and concern from friends and family. The usual, you know- “What’s that?” “Oh, the …

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Closet Swap Finished

I’ve completed the fall clothes swap and was somewhat surprised at the space I had leftover for storage after I packed away all the summer stuff, until it occurred to me that sweaters take up more room than T-shirts. But really, the Space Bags do a wonderful job. They should totally send me free stuff …

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Sick Days

I hate them. It’s not just the being sick part that bothers me; it’s the complete lack of productivity that comes with it. I tend to be over being sick pretty quickly, as I do give myself the rest time to just let my body deal with it whenever I can, but the time I …

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Neighbors

Learned via Facebook that a pair of friends checked out apartments in my complex today, and ended up looking at the apartment directly next to ours, and I got to thinking about neighbors. I haven’t known any of my neighbors in a drop-by-and-say-hi way since I was in elementary school, and I had to walk …

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The Cookie Update

It’s a chocolate-chip invasion in my kitchen right now. I used the recipe out of the Better Homes & Gardens plaid cookbook, except that I accidentally put in twice the butter because I got it mixed up mentally with the Tollhouse bag recipe. Oops! But that didn’t seem to bother them any. They progressed just …

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Wednesday Already? Sheesh!

Where has the week gone? Two midterms, a presentation, a field trip, and an event with the student group I co-coordinate- had to stop and think for a minute this evening to remember what day it was. And as happens when I get that busy, the apartment is in complete disarray. So I’m indulging in …

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The Closet Swap Begins

Started with a little bit of purging last night, as this is very likely our last week of warm weather for Michigan’s fall. Decided this is as good a weekend as any to get it going, so I made sure to take “before” photos for everyone to have an idea of what I’m getting into: …

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