The Last Day of July

Tuesday 07.31.2018 … four Fuck lack and comparison. Heavy rain until early afternoon; an evening walk. Vanity: a chemical peel, latisse, new lipstick — red (rawr!) and neutral. Her truck breaks down in West Virginia and she cries when I call her to check on her. 10:10 * 77° * 114444 soul fabric project The floors are dirty and letting go of perfection (obsessive compulsiveness). A long Instagram conversation this morning, setting up a September appointment. Excited. Apprehensive. Am I too old? Is he really going to pave the driveway? Feather earrings and Snapchat selfies. Because. Girl time...
30 July 2018

30 July 2018

Three Trip to the family doctor first thing Monday morning: a dull ache in my left foot. X-rays. Bone spur. Passport application. Where will life take me? A summer tuna pita and lemony kale salad with pine nuts. Lynda WordPress training. I’ve never seen a chipmunk here before. Evening angst. Unconscious scrolling. Comparison. Aging. A late night text from my girl — Kermit, the frog. She cracks herself up. Starting a new bullet journal. Marley is five. New perspectives. I’m more judgmental than I’d like to believe. I don’t like it. Writing. Explore the depths. Invite change. STORYTELLING is...
Moving to the Next Bullet Journal

Moving to the Next Bullet Journal

I’ve been bullet journaling since before it was even called that, keeping notebooks for years, and pre-digital age I always kept a paper calendar. I’m so glad I discovered #bujo-ing. It’s definitely helped me stay on task, plan for the future and write every day. For me, the tactile feel of paper and writing with pen/pencil is grounding and soothing. As we move into August, I’m transitioning to my third bullet journal this year. What is a bullet journal? Essentially it’s just a notebook that you set up any way you want. The original concept was coined by Ryder Carroll and you can learn a little more about him and how it all started here. My bullet journal changes all the time but it always changes to reflect my needs (and whims). In it I keep some sort of calendar page, whether it be daily or weekly. I keep track of work. I journal. I sketch. I also take notes about things I’m learning. I dream a little...
An Introvert and Her ‘Friends’

An Introvert and Her ‘Friends’

According to every MBTI test I’ve ever taken, I’m an INFJ type — the rarest of all coming in at 1% of the population. I follow a few INF blogs, as well as the #INFJ hashtag on Instagram and always get a good chuckle — at myself. As an INFJ, I need a fair amount of alone time to play well with others and that time is spent doing a variety of things, some of which you read here about. I’m interested in all things related to the human condition, and I read a ton. I’m also a yoga teacher and spend a lot of time researching things about the practice, as well as the philosophy behind it. I draw, make jewelry, cook and bake (on occasion, certainly not as much as my husband would like), listen to embodiment and numerology podcasts, hike most days, write, journal, blog … And by the way, I love people, conversation, good wine and laughter. I’m not always alone. It just must be interspersed quite a bit into days of socialization. I know when I’m moving out of balance. The pictures above are of my ‘creativity closet,’ the place J has banished my books to, otherwise they would be all over the house. THEY WERE ALL OVER THE HOUSE FOR A LONG TIME. My art supplies, yoga props, sewing machine and other creative things are in here too. As an introvert, I like to call these items ‘friends’ of mine. They are all just things, but they give life a little...
Squash and Zucchini Pizza Boats

Squash and Zucchini Pizza Boats

Every year we have way too many squash and zucchini. Generally we will sauté or grill them as a side dish but I’m always looking for different ideas, and last year I read about zucchini pizza boats so I tried them. They were delicious and...