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I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love.

It’s ok you know,
to be carried now and then,
strength too needs a rest.




Namaste means “my soul recognizes yours” not “I tripped really hard at a festival once and now I’m filled with the wisdom of the Earth”

(via fraternalclassics)

The money pit


Yesterday between doctors appointments two and three the receptionist asked me how our “money pit” was doing. We had a good chuckle and I filled her in on the plans for the house for this year. We are putting in a new furnace this weekend, doing lots more hacking at the jungle of our yard, and starting to find contractors to do the upstairs renovation next year.

Driving to the next appointment, …

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"It’s Like I Know What I’m Doing"

“It’s Like I Know What I’m Doing”

Sometimes in a big project house like ours the little victories are really sweet. Like this weekend.

Take for example a busted light switch.


This ancient piece of engineering that I’m surprised hasn’t caught fire. This baby wasn’t working at the bottom of our stairs, so with no prior experience and half an hour Adam had switched it out for a shiny new one.


Yup, three generations of light…

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Maybe Next Time Africa

Maybe Next Time Africa

Hey y’all! So in case you haven’t noticed I have been working like CRAZY the past few months. The handful of days I’ve been off (and home, i.e. not at a wedding!) have been filled with doctors appointments, laundry, cleaning, and trying to catch up on my sleep.

It’s been well worth it, I’ve crossed off Las Vegas, New Orleans, London (twice) and Paris from my to-do list. And this weekend I was…

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