Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)

In Which I Have an Emotional Hangover and a Baby Goat

My birthday is in a couple of weeks. I'm turning 37. And of all the things I'm grateful for, I'm most grateful for this: that I'm so much better at letting myself have things that make me happy.

By |April 8th, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|6 Comments

In Which We’re Really All a Mess

Things are a bit of a mess around here right now. Spring is a little messy for me anyway. (Exhibits here and here.) It isn't my best season. Add on a couple of extra things, like, oh, I don't know, a TEDx talk, and I'm about an inch of dark chocolate away from a meltdown.

By |March 23rd, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|11 Comments

Sun and Hail and Some Worries

I don't usually tell people I'm a prepper. In fact I often say the opposite. But of course I was born the child of a prepper. I'm grandfathered into prepper-dom. I'm a born prepper.

By |March 15th, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|8 Comments

Ready or Not…

Right now I'm feeling it's completely glorious that there are so many people of like mind in the world.

By |March 9th, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|4 Comments

Wait, What Was My Word Again?

I always get a little wild in my chest this time of year, like there's a caged bird in there.

By |February 4th, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|11 Comments

Small Circles

We got plumb tired over the last couple of weeks. I decided the most of the problem was the electric light. And I wasn't wrong.

By |January 25th, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|5 Comments

Announcing My One Word For 2016

I pick a word, at the beginning of every year, to set a tone and a path and an adventure for the year. There's a community of people who do this, the #oneword365 folks, except everyone's joking about whether or not this year we have to be #oneword366, because of the leap year.

By |January 18th, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|17 Comments

The Magical Shrinking House

Here’s how it is. There is a lot of noise. There is running, and yelling, and also there is running and yelling at the same time. Also, singing that is fairly indistinguishable from the yelling.

By |January 11th, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|6 Comments

Brrr…It’s Cold Out There!

I'm overdue for an update! Here's what's been happening around here the last few weeks.

By |January 2nd, 2016|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|4 Comments

Letters From the Yurt: Fall Into Winter

This is the season of spilling things, knocking things over, bumping into things.

By |November 5th, 2015|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|5 Comments

What I’m Into Summer 2015

This summer will be known for me as the summer of people. I haven't connected so fully with so many people since I got broken and ran away from them all. People in Atlanta. People here at our yurt. People who know where I live.

By |September 1st, 2015|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|4 Comments

Just a Quick Note to Tell You Where I’ve Been

We raise our frame t.o.m.o.r.r.o.w. We are overachievers (mostly I'm talking about Nick, there) enough to have everything ready. And I can quote Nick saying, "My joinery pretty much rocks." But oh, this life. She throws wrenches in the works.

By |August 28th, 2015|Little Yurt in the Big Woods (Stories)|7 Comments