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And then there’s this.

October 3, 2016


Some days, life seems like so much mud, and you’re sloshing through, trying to make progress, trying to move forward. It’s so hard, so tiring, so thick with doubt, and you feel like maybe you should just stop and become one with the mud.

But some days, the sun sets just so, and the music surrounds you, and you feel the love of friends and family, and life seems so open, so crisp, so light. These are the days you have to hang on to, the ones that you can plant in your mind to get you through the mud.

The mud has no chance.

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August 14, 2016

Today was our 17th anniversary. 17! How are we possibly old enough to have been married 17 years?

So we had a late lunch at one of our favorite places, and we talked about life, and we danced to this song in the living room. I’m a little scared of growing old, but if my love is there with me, I know it will be okay.

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Captures #1

July 6, 2016

After years of having a 16GB iPhone, I got a 128GB one last fall. How did I live without this much space?! I used to uninstall apps just so I could download updates. And I’d have to delete photos nonstop.

Now I just keep everything on there, and take screen captures of random things, and make little videos, and generally just hoard things on my little phone.

Here’s a random collection of my recent grabs, and why (I think) I grabbed them.

1. I love Baz Luhrmann. I need to watch this ASAP.


2. I’ve been using the Good Morning app lately. It’s supposed to “find the optimal time to wake you up, keep track of your sleep quality, and notify you if you have a sleep debt.” It does seem to wake me up when I’m actually ready to wake up, and it’s fun to see how well or poorly I’m sleeping. Though sometimes I feel reprimanded when my Sleep Quality is POOR. :( Note: Stayed up late watching movies, 5AM bathroom trip, 6:30AM MEOW MEOW MEOW PLEASE FEED ME.


3. My grand-niece. I mean, come on.


4. Jokes.


5. Double reminder here – I want to read this book, and I want to hang out at Figure 8 again.


6. Found this bit of truth in Jocelyn Glei’s awesome newsletter.


7. Super-high bookshelves! Giant framed poster as a sort of headboard!


8. Austin Kleon mentioned this graphic novel, saying it was super-boring but also kind of rad. I found it super-boring. Still, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a detailed, thorough illustrated version of the Book of Genesis. I found it at our lovely library (GN – Graphic Novel section, south side of 1st floor. I love my library.)


9. When I was little, I had one My Little Pony and one Fashion Star Filly. Chloe was my gal, and she came with a tiny bottle of glitter gel that you could brush through her hair. Ah, Chloe.


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Evolution of Blog Post Titles

February 17, 2016

I’ve been blogging for over 10 years. Actually, it will be 11 years next month! So much has changed in the blog world since I started. Lately I was noticing how much post titles have changed over the years, from simple to complicated to exclamatory to judgmental. Here’s how I’ve seen it evolve:

Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

On Life and Sugar Cookies

Top Ten Sugar Cookie Recipes

Brown Butter Vanilla Buckwheat Turbinado Sugar Cookies

You’ve Been Baking Sugar Cookies All Wrong

The Only Sugar Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Need

I Baked Sugar Cookies: Here’s What Happened

Watch This Woman Bake Sugar Cookies – It’ll Blow Your Mind!

What do you think is next?

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