Monday, April 6, 2009

intentionally mussed

Since moving out I have been going through my "inspiration files" for ideas for my new place. It is coming together, although I was hoping to have it all done by this time around. On my search for more ideas I came across two book titles that I pounced on as soon as I flipped their pages:

Flea Market Style by Emily Chalmers

Interior Alchemy by Rebecca Purcell

recap, or a boring, pictureless post

I was inspired by Briggs' comeback, so here goes-
Since last fall I have:

*gone back to school. I love it! I am a much better student now that it is a choice instead of an expectation. Of course I started out as a Art major and have now switched to Spanish because for once in my life, I chose to be practical. I miss drawing though.

*started a great new job. I also love it! I get to work with such a great crew and I have the opportunity to support local artisans. Great overall!

*survived a rare-to-Portland-snowstorm. It was pretty for two seconds and then everyone forgot how to drive! It reminded me of how Angelenos act when it rains.

*had Mama visit and visited her, along with Golden.

*moved into my own place. I am now surrounded by boxes. I have lots of ideas and hope to share them soon, but most likely later.

*let my social life go altogether. I do not have a "day off"- I'm either at school or at work. I do both full time. Crazy? yes, but the only way I can afford to do it.

*had the pleasure of hosting Cali friends who had not visited me since I moved up here. I used it as an excuse to gain ten pounds, okay maybe I exaggerate- just five!

*found myself in a very positive place. You know, sometimes this one thing could be going well, but another aspect of your life is so-so, maybe just wah-wah... but overall I'm very fortunate to find myself where I'm at now.

Wow! was that TMI? I just felt bad about neglecting this space and wanted to record it all.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nudie Party!

toe jam new stuff by Norman Cook, a.k.a Fat Boy Slim. I saw him live a long, long time ago. Miss those days.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Admitting the Challange

This is my last week of "freedom" before classes start. As I had mentioned before, I'm going back to school and I will be making lots of adjustments and changes. This new schedule does seem a bit daunting and I'm nervous about so many little things. For example: I will only be able to have dinner with Golden two evenings a week and I won't have an entire day off until winter break. I will have at least three 14-hour days per week! I do realize this might be lots of people's normal schedule but I have spoiled myself for the last several years and because of this I am now bored and unchallenged.

I am excited about meeting peers with similar interests, improving my Spanish (I decided to minor in it since I'm only 12 credits away), and learning so many new things!
This is a very long winding way to say that I am unsure of this blog. I had so much fun this summer and at times I felt a sense of guilt because I was not posting as regularly as I would have liked to. I know I wont have time to sew and create as often as I would like these next couple of years (!!) and so, dear readers, I say till later. When will that later be? I have no idea, maybe when I finally catch up with myself.
Wish me luck and perseverance- I'll need 'em both.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

berry picking

This is Izzy and I fully enjoying the novelty that is berry picking. And then, with the help from Golden, preparing a pie with the fruits of her labor (pun intended; I have no shame). We couldn't wait till the pie cooled off to eat it and it was still so, so good. I miss them so much already, no matter how much my patience was tested those four days.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer 08 (part 1)

just a few of the moments this past summer. more to follow.

Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm Back

So let's do this the efficient way , shall we? This is what has been happening in my neck of the woods:

-Wrapping up my first month at my new job. Total whirlwind.

-Seeing all of Golden's friends go off and get "real" jobs with "real" paychecks.

-Mama and Izzy visiting for not enough time.

-Sleeping away the balmy nights in the cabana.

-Lots of berry picking.

-Lots of reading.

Pictures documenting the above will be soon to follow.

P.S. Feliz Cumpleanos, Mami!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Condon, OR.

The "cabin" is about twenty miles outside of the sleepy little town of Condon. The Golden Man and I spent a few hours cruising the main drag and stopping in at the local watering hole, The Roundup before the fireworks show on Friday. While at one of the two yard sales I hit up, a gentleman remarked "wow, that musta' been some culture shock coming from Portland to Condon!" I smiled and felt a little silly trying to explain that I looked forward to doing much of nothing with the exception of reading and cooking. Here's a look around town:

It also has amazing slow sunsets.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

so much summer fun...

not so much posting- sorry little blog.
Anywho, lots to show and not too many words. These are pictures from this past holiday weekend at the "cabin"; no electricity, outdoor showers, outhouse instead of a bathroom, and very few people but lots of deer, porcupines and owls:

A view of the valley

Hay rolls

G & Ts in the sun

A deer bed in the field behind the cabin.

More pictures soon.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Solstice

Surrounded by lots of fun people and tons of great food, our solstice celebration was a success. I completely forgot to charge my camera, so all of these pics are courtesy of the Swedish Amazon, a.k.a. Ms. Anna Brones.