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My bed misses me.

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I’m having one of those moments where I’m pretty tired and I’d love to go to bed….
But I still need to make the bed.
And I still need to finish cooking off my garbanzo beans. I love that I can buy a pound of dried garbanzo beans pretty cheap and cook them off myself and stash them in the fridge. I hate the fact that I have to soak them for about 10 hours before cooking them. I either have to soak them overnight, which rarely happens, or soak them all day and cook them at the end of the day. We’ve done the latter and it puts us at 11:10pm.
I’m an old lady and would like to go to sleep.
Actually… my plan is to walk to work tomorrow. Yup, I’m planning on walking the 4 miles to work. I’m kinda stoked and nervous about this. I will have to walk home the same 4 miles, up a steep hill. I’ll have to walk home those 4 miles because Kevin is out of town. I’m also not to sure about this because it puts me out of the house for about 11 hours. Abigail would be home for those 11 hours and would get fed 2 hours after her normal time. Plus, I wore my Frye’s to the dog park and have a blister on my heel that will most likely be gone in the morning due to the homeopathic stuff I took, but still a blister. I’m doing the West Seattle 5k next week, I don’t need any blisters when I do that! I want to do it easily, not all limpy gimpy.
The joys of life…

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May 23, 2009 at 11:22 pm

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Love list 5.23.09

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La dee da.. This week has been sort of interesting… the last half of it has been bee-u-tiful! I love Seattle in the sun! My list a late, oh well…


  • funny boys with walrus mustaches
  • a black dog who doesn’t like water but will down a few gulps when she falls in on accident
  • little cherries that are starting to grow in my back yard
  • home grown lettuce
  • a skirt that fits just the way I like
  • my engineer boots with said skirt
  • Vespas
  • spring cleaning… yeah, I’m a bit late
  • corn on the cob
  • free wine
  • steamed veggies
  • porches
  • lemonade
  • Seward Park
  • limited release beers
  • stone fruits
  • Seattle in the sun
  • honey drizzled on yogurt
  • the smell of other people’s barbecues
  • Egyptian Musk oil
  • positive attitudes
  • brightly colored pots for my deck
  • hammocks, I NEED one
  • geraniums
  • ladder back chairs
  • dogs at the dog parks
  • gluten free cookies from PCC
  • homeopathic allergy pills that get the job done

Have a happy Saturday!

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May 23, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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Life is good.

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So I had today off. I was called and asked if I wanted to work overtime. I said no. I think my boss was a bit crushed but nope, I didn’t want to. I had/have chores today and had a date with my dog at the park. I was supposed to be off on Monday but swapped days off for today. I needed my day off.

Later while basking in the sun, chilling in my back yard…. I was petting the dog and said “life is good.”


Out loud.

Like those cheesy shirts that you can find at REI or outdoorish type sporting good store.

If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be much happier and relaxed in a years time, I would have laughed. If you would have told me I’d be more relaxed about money, I would have laughed. If you would have said I’d enjoy being 30, I’d have laughed too.

I guess I’ve figured out some stuff this year. I’ve learned. I’ve realized attitude is really important. I’ve realized the only one I can change is myself. But the best part is, I’ve learned this all on my own.. No classes, no self help books, no serious talks with mom. All has fallen into place and then fell into my lap.

I like it.

I still have no idea where I’m going in life. But I feel great about it.

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May 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm