Shiny New

I am making this post two days after Christmas, and a day after George Michael died. I know you all think he died on Christmas, but not in my timezone.

My children are getting an influx of new toys and things, and I like to think of myself as a minimalist (yes, I’m an avid reader of zen habits or anything that urges one to own less than 100 things) so right now there is a hot internal battle to foster a fun childhood vs “simple & humble & grateful living.” We are thankful. I am overjoyed that people want to make sure my children are, well, children during the holiday season. Despite my tears for climate change whenever I look at how a Barbie is packaged, I don’t really want to take these toy-opening moments away from my kids.

I have no idea what to blog about. I have some idea (I’m not a complete idiot, you know?) but I don’t have a niche. The span of my interests equal the span of my forehead (big) and I think I have a lot to say about different kinds of stuff that it’s hard for me to narrow it down. Like, I think I’d be good at reviewing toys and products, but I also have a mouthful on parenting, culture, feminism, technology, and period positivity!

I’d love to see where this is going. Twenty years ago, I had a Geocities webpage on /EnchantedForest with a black background, a sidebar menu, and floral type for the page header. Now I’m living in a world where my kids will never know the struggle of getting a <table> right.