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piles of boxes

December 7th, 2009 — 12:25pm

boxes everywhere

I’ve got this list telling me I should be packing. There’s a big mound of empty boxes next to me, waiting to be filled. I’ve stacked them up into a (somewhat) orderly pile so they won’t be in our way. Maybe I shouldn’t have; they’re a little too easy to ignore when they’re out of the way.

Our stuff gets picked up and shipped to Washington this Friday. We hit the road Saturday morning. I’ve gone over the schedule so many times that it’s almost lost its realness. It’s as if I’m just telling a story.

I can’t imagine what it’s going to feel like to arrive in our new city. Our little home in Salt Lake City will be behind us for good.

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an early christmas hint

October 7th, 2009 — 4:22pm

the dish pile

This is why I pine for a dish washer. Although, a bigger counter would probably work, too.

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to relax

June 18th, 2009 — 5:15pm

I’m posting these for no other reason than they feel good to me. Sort of like they fit in with my day. And sort of like they’re what I wish my day was.

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(Each of these comes from Shutter Sister’s “the daily click”.)

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daily(ish) photos

May 29th, 2009 — 12:37pm

My mom and I started a project together. Inspired by “habit” (read: we’re shamelessly ripping them off), we’ve started a family habit of our own.

I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time but always lacked the motivation to try; I was always too afraid that I wouldn’t follow through with it. My mom’s enthusiasm for the idea was the final push I needed to really give it a shot.

We’ve been at it now for just under three weeks. It’s sometimes challenging to be consistent, but I’m happy with the results so far. I’d like to tweak some formatting issues on the site, but this will do for now. Go have a look.


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photo habit

May 8th, 2009 — 9:52pm

A while ago I stumbled across this blog called “habit” and bookmarked it because I thought it was interesting. It’s not until recently, however, that I’ve really become a loyal fan, always checking in on their daily updates. From what I understand, it’s a site run by two women who feature multiple guests every month. They describe the site as “a place to capture the bits of our daily lives.” These women take (roughly) a photo a day and then caption their photos in (roughly) thirty words or less, in an effort to try and capture the simple essence of their day. I find it mesmerizing. The site feels clean, and light, and honest. It’s become my most recent addiction.

If you’ve never seen it before, I think today’s post (yesterday’s pictures) is a good place to start.

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random wednesday

May 6th, 2009 — 10:11pm

…Because it’s been a while, and I liked doing it last time. Plus, I feel so incredibly frazzled right now, and it sounds soothing to just sit and take stock of my senses. Here goes…


Two photographs I’m liking right now:

moon and cloud

…Because I feel the need for some serious tranquility, and that’s what this photo does for me.

glad bud
…Because when I came home yesterday and saw my gladiola bud popping out of the soil, it was like all of the sudden everything was right in the world. I’d like to feel that way again.


I’m putting my iPod on shuffle and listening the first ten songs it pumps out. Let’s hope they’re good.

  1. “Hold On” by Sarah McLachlan
  2. “All Along the Watchtower” by Dave Matthews Band (Sigh. Doesn’t Dave make everything better? “There’s too much confusion. Can’t get nooooo relief.” Mmmhmm.)
  3. “Going Under” by Evanescence (Remnants of my first year of college.)
  4. “Blood on the Ground” by Incubus
  5. “Omaha” by Counting Crows (Sometimes shuffle is really hit-and-miss, but I’m impressed with how well this shuffle is matching my mood.)
  6. “Valeri” by the Monkees (Mmm… spoke too soon?)
  7. “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine (Ahhhh, now we’re talking.)
  8. “Middle Man” by Jack Johnson (I think I’ll add this one to the player here on my blog.)
  9. “What’s Happening” by Ying Yang Twins (Ugh. Sorry, but I’m definitely skipping through this one. Is that cheating?)
  10. “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)” by Simon and Garfunkel (Hey, that’s a nice note to end on. Way to go, shuffle. Today I give you an 8 out of 10.)


The lurking smell of old, rubbery acrylic paint stuck on my fingers. There are times when I love the smell of paint—like it ignites the desire to create inside. But tonight, it’s just keeping my stress alive.

THOUGHTS (not that this is a “sense,” but who’s going to stop me?)

~ I hate feeling locked into an identity that doesn’t feel like it fits. But since it’s how other people see me, it’s how they treat me, and it’s how I continue to act. A vicious cycle.
~ Sometimes I ache so much for a change of scene that I nearly convince myself to start boxing up our things.
~ To end on a less dismal note… This little squeaking porcupine is just so adorable, I can’t help smiling. His little claws clutching his food! His little munching sounds and squeaks! Oh man. Wow, I’m in a better mood already.

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the best things

May 2nd, 2009 — 11:45pm

The best things that happened today, possibly in ascending order:

  1. Parking in the driveway. — Since our neighbors who live upstairs are gone on vacation, we get to use the driveway. The DRIVEWAY instead of the road. It feels extremely luxurious.
  2. Getting a back rub, however small. — I’m still hoping Massage May will catch on. So far, it’s been two for two, though Friday’s was more of a joke back pat than a real massage. I figure it’s okay to start small.
  3. Not cooking dinner. — Bryant is my favorite. He was a champion in the kitchen tonight and made me the best breakfast for dinner I’ve had in a long time. Hashbrowns with country gravy, spinach and cheese omelets, and bacon. Delish.

An excellent Saturday in my book.

breakfast for dinner

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it's here

May 1st, 2009 — 11:27am

I woke up this morning to a steady, humming sound coming from the bathroom. BzzzzzzCkzCkkzCjzzzzzzzz. Beard trimmers busy at work.

Hello, May. Come on in.

mustache may

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sand between the toes

April 24th, 2009 — 6:59pm

Happy Friday. Here’s hoping for a good, relaxing weekend.

picture of shifting tides over my feet

Pics from our trip to Carlsbad, CA in March

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i left my heart in san francisco

April 23rd, 2009 — 1:27pm

(Sorry for the title… I know it’s terribly overdone… but… I just couldn’t help myself.)

So guess what. I’ve become a flickrer. I’ve just started, so the only thing I have up so far are some of my pictures from San Francisco (which I completely and utterly LOVED, in case there was any doubt in you). If you’re interested, you can see them HERE.


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