Hello! I’m Laura, a list-maker, magazine hoarder, and straw hat-wearer. In a former life, I studied the great English language and tried to understand Hegel as I plowed my way through a good chunk of the Western Canon. Today, as a foggy-brained Mother of one, Wife to one, and shameless keeper of my home, I've eschewed (well, partially) the rigors of academia for a simpler life. While I might ponder the greater questions in life while I steam the spinach, I more often focus on how to how to shave percentages large and small from the family budget.
All is not lost, however - the more efficient I can be at home, the more I can ruminate the bigger things - if I choose to. Although the edge has been lost in my grammatical and philosophical prowess (ha!), I still occasionally reference some quote from the great books, and still fill scary amounts of the blogosphere with my ramblings. So, rusty I may be, but that doesn't stop me from bringing up completely random quotes from the great books, or finishing sentences with prepositions. Don't believe me? Read on, and you'll see what I'm talking about.