downtown

This was the song I sang (quite poorly) to myself today while I was trying to figure out what to do with that extra hour we got from Daylight Savings time or as I like to call it…the “the only reason I am on-time for work this week” time. Since inktober ended I’ve been catching…

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the sparklies

Just a few short weeks ago I ordered myself this ring from Feather Oak and have been checking every day since for a delivery date! I’m usually not very spendy when it comes to jewelry because…if the tangled ball of bracelets and necklaces that live in my top dresser drawer are any indication…I don’t take…

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unstoppable

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard…

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joie de vivre

Glad we made it to Friday and that tomorrow my time will be my own. I planted two mini magnolia bushes (shrubs?) the other night. YES, night. Tuesday night I was feverishly digging in the dirt and the dark, planting shrubberies, little purple flowers that I don’t know the name of and blindly spreading mulch…

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bloom

I’ve never been great with plants. That’s what I tell myself, anyway. Last weekend I went ahead and got three separate potted plants and much to my surprise they are thriving. I bought a rose bush, impatiens and some other mix of purple and white flowers. It was a bit daunting for me to choose…

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pen friend

I woke up in a cheerful mood this morning, in spite of myself. I’ve had some pain the last few days and I was feeling a bit loony but I’ve taken ibuprofen every 4 hours for the last 2 1/2 days and I’m at least mobile. I’ll start my next Whole30 tomorrow. After 2 relapses…

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when the saints

One of my favorite poets and authors, Maya Angelou, has passed away. She was 86. Maya Angelou spoke at my college graduation in 1998. I was much too young (read: starving and ready to get a real job) to appreciate her speech, her presence. It’s always bothered me that I “wasn’t listening closely enough” then.…

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unsplash

High resolution photo resource, unsplash, has some really lovely images available.  Free to use, according to the site, for “whatever you want“. I will definitely be taking advantage of this in future posts. Since, you know, I probably won’t be making it to the mountains anytime soon… probably. My reboot week was a general success,…

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making christmas :: candles

Actually this should be about soy candles, sachets and soap, but I got the flu last week and I’m still not quite right (cough, cough). I did make a few things before the germs hit, so that’s good. Candles are NOT hard to make. People have asked me this a few times… and I suppose…

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