Taking Stock #3


The new backyard...so many trees!

The new backyard…so many trees!

Making : our new apartment into a cozy home
Cooking : chicken noodle soup
Drinking : coffee, lots of coffee
Reading: about the metaphysical properties of basalt
Wanting: to bask in the sunshine
Looking: at my plant in the window
Playing: Nightwish – Greatest Hits
Wasting: some wilted Romaine lettuce from 2 weeks ago
Sewing: the hem of my work pants…again
Wishing: I could magically summon my slippers from the other room
Enjoying: a bowl of java chip ice cream before dinner
Waiting: for the laundry to be done
Liking: sharing an office with Nate
Wondering: if I’ll get a call about that marketing job
Loving: Nate and Lola and the kitties
Hoping: this holiday season isn’t as crazy as the last
Marveling: at the tiny places cats can hide
Needing: to eat healthier
Smelling: some sandalwood incense
Wearing: a super cozy fuzzy sweater, recently rediscovered during the move
Following: so many new people on Twitter, it’s almost too much to keep up with
Noticing: how all our stuff still fit comfortably into a smaller apartment
Knowing: that autumn is fleeting and winter is coming
Thinking: about making Halloween treats
Feeling: a little chilly
Bookmarking: apartment decorating ideas
Opening: the blinds to let that sunshine in

Check out Taking Stock #2 if you want to know what was going on at the beginning of the year.


26 Things About Me For My 26th Birthday

Yesterday was my 26th birthday–yes, I’m now in the second half of my 20’s and on my way to the big 3-0.

Happy Birthday!

So in celebration, I thought I’d share 26 random things about me!

  1. I have a dog and two cats.
  2. My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate.
  3. But I could probably eat fruit for all 3 meals because it’s delicious.
  4. I walk about 60 miles a week.
  5. I’ve been to London, Madrid, and traveled around Uganda.
  6. I don’t really know what my passion is or how to find it.
  7. I have a strange fascination with rocks and geology.
  8. I feel most comfortable in the kitchen or on the couch.
  9. I still have the popsicle stick wishing well Mom and I made as a school project.
  10. I love to organize things. Sometimes I reorganize drawers, closets, or the freezer just because.
  11. I enjoy walking barefoot through cool grass.
  12. I’ve never held a job longer than 2.5 years.
  13. My favorite books series is Harry Potter, followed closely by Lord of the Rings.
  14. I think I’d do pretty well on a trivia game show.
  15. I truly believe that downsizing and de-cluttering can change your life.
  16. I have highly vegetarian eating habits.
  17. I don’t like condiments except BBQ sauce.
  18. I’m terrible with directions. TERRIBLE.
  19. I love roller coasters and amusement parks.
  20. I enjoy being by water, but I’m not a strong swimmer.
  21. I want to visit all the National Parks.
  22. Going to college was totally worth it, even though I’m not really using my marketing degree.
  23. I have a strange mix of creativity and practicality in my personality.
  24. I actually have fun exploring ways to be frugal and resourceful.
  25. I move about once a year, and really don’t mind the constant change.
  26. I’m still excited about the possibilities and endless potential the future holds.

Photo Credit, Steven Bratman