Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Monday, September 26, 2011

39 and 11/12 and dark

this week I am 39 and 11/12

and as you can tell I am feeling a little dark

sorry for the political
and crabby posts
it's not because I'm almost 40
I swear
I'm not that vain
I got other shit going on though

so if you are a regular reader
and you love me

and that pretty much narrows it down to you, mom
please get me these boots for my birthday

and don't give me the money to buy the boots
cause I'll have to use that to pay
last months mortgage payment

and with that
I think I should be dark for awhile

so as not to bring y'all down


Thursday, September 22, 2011

dear Georgia

so you are saying 
killing is wrong

but didn't you just...


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

words are hard

for me today

so I give you

other people's

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley


heart and mind

my heart wants hot pink walls

and white floors

but my mind says

prolly shouldn't


Tuesday, September 20, 2011


chevron ceiling anyone?

today feeling darker


but I do definitely want to paint my bedroom dark this winter

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Miscellany

I'm feeling colorful today


Sunday, September 18, 2011



peaceful Sunday

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

The Laughing Heart
Charles Bukowski


Friday, September 16, 2011


 branding one lake in Minnesota
each day

and this blog
with great quotes
and vintage photos

"I've have learned that only two things 
are necessary to keep one's wife happy. 
First, let her think 
she's having her own way.  
And second, let her have it." 
-- Lyndon B. Johnson


a big bowl of popcorn

is one of my greatest pleasures

I want to curl up here with one

and watch some football

and then fall asleep

for a long time


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Your spirit is heavy

nah that's just my thighs

this picture makes me feel lighter though


Saturday, September 10, 2011


pancakes ever

in this month's House Beautiful


this kitchen


Thursday, September 8, 2011

He doesn't know

that he's her boyfriend

and has been for about a year

but now

she gets to stand by him at the bus stop
(yep 10 kids at our bus stop, it's fun)

because it's her first day of kindergarten

in other news

he started 1st grade on Tuesday
and is decidedly less enthusiastic than his sister

I am afraid he will be like me 
and be known as the brother of his more personable younger sibling
"Ohhh, your Ben's sister!"

They still call me that.

moving on...

I am now a Catholic school teacher
in addition to my job as an athletic trainer
I have stopped blogging and started lesson planning
don't take it personally

he has started baking 
and I don't know what that means
but it is concerning none the less

I made this 
but forgot the feta
so it wasn't very good

someday more pretty interiors

until then 


Saturday, September 3, 2011

random things I like for fall

random things I like for fall

Striped top
$298 -

J brand
$196 -

Urban Outfitters striped skirt
$138 -

New Balance retro sneaker
$60 -

Naughty monkey shoes
$95 -

BDG Plaid Ruana
$42 -