Tomato Sauce makes me happy


Believe it or not, this isn’t a post about eating, or weight loss, or cravings.  It’s a post about environment, and relaxation, and ritual. I made sauce today, for the first time since before we moved into this house, over three-and-a-half years ago.  My kitchen still isn’t done, but it’s almost there.  And after years…

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Renovation time warp

I started posting again yesterday on, an insanely popular Brooklyn website.  When our house renovation was in full swing I had a regular blog on that site (Gates Reno) chronicling the ups and downs of renovating a 160-year-old Brooklyn brownstone.  But when the renovation money ran out, I ran out of things to talk…

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Weight Loss Tuesday: A Little Better (and the scale winner)

So I listed two goals in last week’s Weight Loss Tuesday post: drink more water, and do my Your Shape exercises three times in the second week of the Your Shape challenge.  How did I do?  Well, I did better than the first week, when I only exercised once.  Last week I exercised twice.  I’m…

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