Hello September

September 1, 2015

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Hello, September. Hello, new school year. Hi, pencils and books and papers and papers and papers. Hello, regular schedule. Packed lunches and early bed times. Oh, hey there new house. I can’t wait to move into you. Goodbye, savings. Even though I know you’re well spent, I’m gonna miss seeing your pretty number when I look at my account. Hello, DIY and grocery shopping and bill paying. Oh, hi adulthood. You certainly snuck up on me.

September, you’ve got big changes. I’ve been waiting for you.

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Vacation Top 5

August 21, 2015

There are worse ways to wake up. #OBX

 

  1. The late, great Stephen Colbert.
  2. I’ve been on vacation for a week, and I’m just about ready to go home. This woman has been on vacation for 3 years.
  3. Why social media stars really truly matter. And if you’re anti-social media, here are some books you can read by said stars.
  4. I’ve vacationed in Croatia many times, but my memories aren’t documented as beautifully as Anna’s.
  5. On the drive down, and every chance I got, I’ve been listening to Molly Harper’s Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs. It’s made me laugh out loud and wish I had gotten that part time job at the library.

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Thoughts from Vacation

August 19, 2015

I’m on vacation this week, and I’ve been thinking about what makes driving hundreds of miles and staying in an unfamiliar house more relaxing than staying at home. I understand the validity of “getting away” and “escaping” responsibilities. But why can’t I do that at home on a Saturday? Is it the physical distance? Because […]

Top 5 Friday

August 14, 2015

  Our future depends on daydreaming and libraries.  Yes, yes, yes. I’m just getting back in this dating game and already there’s an apocalypse? I have a lot to learn. I’m going to the beach next week and bourbon punch slush is a MUST for vacation. Megan’s downloadable phone wallpapers are perfect for hanging on […]

Not yet, autumn

August 12, 2015

The pumpkin stuff is already starting to hit the shelves. We’re not even half way through August yet. People are talking about fall fashion and school starting and crisp mornings.  I’m not ready.  In some ways, I feel like summer hasn’t settled in yet. I have a little more than a week before I start […]

Top 5 Friday

August 7, 2015

  It’s getting to be back to school time. Sylvia Plath’s 10 back to school commandments are an interesting testament to the kind of woman she was. My newest for the Riot is on reading as self-care. This writer sent her novel out to publishers under a male name. Unfortunately, the results aren’t shocking. Looks […]