Saturday, November 06, 2010

Flickr Faves Friday

Ok, so techincally, Friday is over .. but I wanted to share my favorites on flickr from the past week and it slipped my mind before I went out. So here we go ..

Marsh Tit (Parus palustris)

Curlicue Crush
Lifetime goal: To get my quilt on.

boogie in green
Kitteh + Teal

Halloween Blues
Oh Halloween. If only I was a little more enthusiastic about you this year.

Eric, Ellen & Patrick
I love this image so much. My close friends enjoying C+C's wedding. In the forefront, dancing Ellen and Patrick. To the left is Eric, Reese, and Jared's shoulder.

Oh wedding dresses, how difficult are you?
And Christie preparing for said wedding. Beautiful.


Thursday, November 04, 2010

I am not failing. More postponing rather.

Okay, so, I swore I was going to post everyday for the month of November. But the past two days I have had nothing interesting to write about. I mean, the night before last I could have posted photos of some vintage bags I like on etsy and last night I honestly contemplated posting about the 27 emails in my inbox that I have sent to myself in order to not forget about a website or an article or an art project.


What I suppose I can write about and have thought about writing about is the current state my life is in. Which is pretty much fantastic. More so than ever. And it's only going to get better. (as long as my health exam goes well next week and I pay off my debt :D)

I was never one to think about the future. The word in itself was always so benign to me. When I think back I don't think it ever really registered in my brain. I hate those surveys that ask, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" I never knew the answer. I never had the slightest idea.

All of this has changed for me though. All of it. I have never wanted to embrace my future so much. It doesn't scare me anymore. Well, maybe a little but more in the sense of being nervous and anxious and restless waiting for it to begin.

Now, my future is bright. It's there. It exists and has promise. And hope.

And I really hate to be cliche and say this huge change is all due to a guy. Because it is. But when it actually happens to you, when you find that one person that feels the same feelings and wants the same future .. It isn't a lame cliche. It's how your life was always supposed to go and you had no idea that was how and why and where.

My future .. Our future, gives me purpose. It gets me out of bed in the morning. It forces me to work hard and think positively and make plans in my head and on paper.

So how has this come about with me finding this path and yet not being able to start it yet? Well, I live in Seattle and my boyfriend lives in Cincinnati. It will be like this for at least the next year. Unless I get too restless in the Spring. But shh ..

Our first photo together ..


Monday, November 01, 2010

My DIY Halloween 2010

I hadn't decided what to be until about two weeks before Halloween. My good friend, Ellen, was dressing up as Snow White and I asked her what I should be and the first thing out of her mouth without any hesitation was, Pippi Longstocking! And that was it.


All I had to buy were overalls from Goodwill ($7) and wires from the craft store jewelry department ($1.99). Everything else I already had on hand. I cut the overalls into shorts and stitched on some squares of fabric using embroidery floss. So easy and so fun! The hair was a bit of a challenge at first but I quickly figured it out.

Hand sewn patches ..
Pippi and Fred

This is me and Jared, one of my oldest friends. He is dressed as Fred Schneider of the B52's. His band, Noddy, played them as a cover band for Come As You Aren't Battle of the Bands at the Skylark Cafe in West Seattle and won 2nd place! The show was amazing! So fun.


November means ambition.

I have been neglecting my blog for too long. For the month of November I plan to post once a day. Worth while posts. Nothing half assed.

I think I can, I think I can, I KNOW I can.

This one doesn't count for Nov 1st, I will be posting about my Halloween costume shortly.