Friday, April 26, 2013

where oh where

let's see. i have been gone a long time, so i will just give some random updates:

on tuesday, i shoveled about 5 inches of heavy snow.

yesterday, i raked leaves and picked up sticks and cleaned the gutters.

i am learning to be flexible like that :)

i still am not sure how to wear skinny jeans without boots, though. life is hard.

i bought a couch about a month ago. the guy has still not delivered it, and i actually really don't care anymore. says something about impulse spending.

i did NOT buy this absolutely darling 'loveseat' for my office last weekend, when lou and i decided to drive 4 hours to minneapolis for a 2-hour thrift sale. i have thought about it every day since.

yeah. go figure that one out.

 siesta is scurrying out the door every chance she gets these days. cats just KNOW. good things are out there.

other than that, i'm trying desperately to get into a mode of less = more. which makes it hard when i want to go to every thrift store in the tri-state region. Lord, help me.

otherwise, things are well. busy, but good busy. and i have both a dentist AND a doctor appointment set up in the next two weeks. 2 years of procrastination is about to be tackled.

pray for me that THIS time, procrastination was not a big mistake.
happy friday y'all!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

things i learned in the storm

it's april 14th today. i have to remember to send in my taxes tomorrow. it seems like forever ago that i had taxes done, even though it was 3 weeks ago.

life changes quickly. our little town of sioux falls experienced that change together last week, in a way most of us never thought about. i got a couple of insights during the week, so here we go:

i take for granted that i have a LOT. a lot. a lot of things.

i don't need 'things' as much as i thought i did.

in adversity, people do usually come through for you. examples are sherry and ron, and lou, and anne, and ralph and scott. thank you.

facebook is not necessary. it is not really even real. nor is pinterest. or most blogs.

there is something to be said for working at a coffee shop.

i don't really have a good winter coat.

it is possible for 85,000 people to want to hug their utilities worker.

cool whip looks the same after 4 days out of the refridge as it did BEFORE. yikes.

birds can handle a lot of snow.

branches spring back.

someday, all things will be fully restored. what a day that will be!

:) hope you are enjoying spring in your heart.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

learning to edit

so, over the weekend I rearranged my office for summer. mostly, i wanted myself (and siesta) to be able to look out the window and daydream more - like we need that.

but as i sit here on day 3 of working in the space, i'm reminded of how calming it is to see order instead of clutter. i have mostly friends who know how to edit things down, and keep spaces clean and orderly. i have NEVER been one of those people, because i love all manners of stuff too much.

but, i am trying. some of you may not think of these pictures as 'spare' - but I'm telling ya, they have come a looooooooong way.

i think perhaps I am becoming an editor.

yes, Siesta is batting 1,000 for 'getting in the shot' - what can I say? she is gifted.