Wednesday, January 23, 2013

cleaning radishes

cleaning radishes
Originally uploaded by photo kitten.

sometimes unexpected beauty presents the form of radishes.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Just Talkin'

Ok, going to try to be better at updating my blog this year. Last year was a busy year and I'm hoping this year will slow down. I like a relaxed pace and last year wasn't. We'll see how this year goes.

People. The more I'm around them, the less I like them. I know that sounds terrible, but it's the sad truth. It's probably a personal issue because it's unlikely that everyone I've met is annoying. Greg, on the other hand, likes people. He's so damn friendly! He'll talk to anyone. He says hello and is genuinely nice to people. I admire that quality. But I'd love it if people would just let me shop without asking me 100 times if I need help or offer their opinions. Greg will have a conversation with them. Talk about the weather, the big game on TV....whatever. This is why he's perfect for me. He's my frontman. I know this makes me seem completely inept in the social game, but I'm not. I can be every bit the charming Libra if I have to be...I'd just rather not. There's nothing wrong with that, right?

Work. C.R.A.Z.Y. My work load has doubled over the last 9 months. I am consistently busy and rarely have a light day. I do network/IT stuff and if I do something wrong, it's not just "Oops, let me me get some whiteout and fix that"'s "Ok sh** I just broke the campus mail server!!". Seriously, it's stressful. I need a vacation....for like a month.

Cards. I've been totally slacking. I'm going to try and be better but I don't know if I'll succeed here. Some sad things have happened in the past 6 months or so and unfortunately it's taking it's toll on my creative spirit. I sit at my desk and rather than feeling inspired, I feel overwhelmed so I go take a nap. My Valentine cards are designed, but I've only made one. I have zero desire to make more of them. I think if life and work slow down a bit, I'll get my chi back. Again, a long vacation would help. And it needs to be some place with those umbrella drinks that taste like pineapple. And there's a shady spot with a comfortable lounge chair...not all lounge chairs are comfortable. There's a nice breeze with the faint scent of coconut and the salty ocean. Slick green palm tree fronds glisten in the sun as they sway against a cloudless blue sky. The sound of the tide is like a favorite song you never tire of hearing. The biggest dilemma you have is which pair of shorts you'll wear to dinner. Ahhhh. A girl can dream.

I'll leave you with that :) a bakery!

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