Category: Everyday Life

Give A Granola Bar

Somehow I have found myself in conversations with friends multiple times this past month about how to respond when someone on the street asks you for money.  Now that I live downtown, and go for daily walks, and run most of my errands around the neighborhood, I find myself...

December Daily

Happy December, everyone!  I hope that you all had a warm and merry Thanksgiving.  (And to my Jewish friends, I hope that you had a blast celebrating the a once-in-a-lifetime — or really, once-in-79,000-lifetimes! — Thanksgivukkah.  So cool!!) I spent most of my holiday week at home with family in...

Poetry & Printing

I have to be honest.  My book club is awesome. Said awesomeness is due entirely to the group of amazing, creative, bright, thoughtful women who I’m grateful to call friends and fellow bookies.  But it is also due to the oh-so-official traditions that govern our little monthly get-togethers.  Hours...

Poetry and Printing

I have to be honest.  My book club is awesome. Said awesomeness is due entirely to the group of amazing, creative, bright, thoughtful women who I’m grateful to call friends and fellow bookies.  But it is also due to the oh-so-official traditions that govern our little monthly get-togethers.  Hours...

Currently

Happy First Day of Autumn Eve, everyone!  I’m getting ready to take off on a camping trip with my book club in a few hours, but thought I’d pop in a quick “Currently” post before I head out. This month has definitely been a great one, I think in...

Labor Day Weekending

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend — free of laboring, and full of fun! Mine ended up being a full and wonderful weekend.  And with the exception of a few hours spent on a freelancing project that I forgot about (oops), it was blissfully free...

My Workout Gear

We’re starting a new little series site-wide here called “Gimme Some Favorites”.  And after posting this mason jar inspired roundup today on Oven, I thought it would be fun to do a little fitness version here at Gimme Some Life. So without further ado, here is a roundup of...

Emoticon-ing

Thanks to my friend, Bet, I finally learned how to get with the party and downloaded the Emoji app for my iPhone. And I have to admit — it makes me ridiculously happy. There’s something about adults (especially my friends who are uber-talented with words) sending goofy faces and...

On Friendship: Being Known

When I was a kid, I remember our old pastor always used to close the worship services each week with his trademark benediction: “The One who knows you the best, loves you the most.  Thanks be to God.” While I know this is profoundly, wonderfully, and mysteriously true with...