So You’re Moving During a Pandemic…

When I was a girl, I used to collect bunches of dandelions. It didn’t matter to me that everyone else was trying to get rid of them–out, out, damned weed!–I thought they were pretty. Together, they looked like a fist full of sunshine.  More than just a schoolgirl fancy though, I was convinced that a…

Hello From the Other Side

This week my kids went to school. Normally that’s not a noteworthy accomplishment. But we’re living in anything but normal times. Then on Wednesday the husband, who’s been merrily working remotely from our bedroom, went into the office. The door closed behind them and I was left with an empty house and an empty day….

Prayers for the Recently Moved

To Mazu, goddess of the seas, hear my plea for calm waters because I’m not 100% sure I filled out the insurance claim properly and we are all desperately sick of wearing the same clothes we’ve been wearing for the past twelve weeks. To St. Maersk of the Shipping, hear my prayer: May our shipment…

You’re Going to Be Just Fine

What’s that you say? You’re moving? It’s going to be ok. No, no, really, you have to trust me. I know, I know–it’s an upheaval, an emotional train-wreck, a logistical, never-ending list of things to get done, each one dependent upon the one above. It’s ok. You’re going to be just fine. Even if the…