Sorry I’ve been a bit awol over the holidays. Tried to keep it up, but life is so overwhelming (cue violins…). Now that it’s a new year, and who wasn’t glad to say good-bye to ’07?, we’ve got a lot to do; to that end, I’ve been reading Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook. Not only is it a great resource for spot cleaning – how would one best get old grease off antique porcelain, for example – but it’s actually interesting and soothing in an odd way. Obviously I’m not going to line the sink with a rubber mat every time I do dishes, but I will flush my drains with boiling water once a week, and with baking soda and vinegar once a month. And did you know that home freezers became popular in the 20’s and 30’s? See, interesting and oddly soothing.

Happy New Year everyone.