Saturday, October 30, 2010

Magical Realism

You gotta love a town where your checker is a unicorn.

Friday, October 29, 2010

What to Wear!

The fantastic other emily suggested the following combo for my new profession. My mission: More Tweed!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Place

Car washes always have the best signs


It's a compulsion. Each of these had something to do with today. Despite my love of gadgets, I can't seem to get away from the paper. le sigh.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

$5 flowers of the week

Bright, but with a nice fall touch. love.

Monday, October 25, 2010

$5 Flowers of the Year

I love the idea of having fresh flowers in my office-- but it's not all that practical. So, I dried out some billy buttons and put this in my heath ceramic bud vase. Voila-- permanent office flowers that are cheery and remind me of SF.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Oh my! I can't get over how cute this coat for a kid is. The details and craftsmanship look amazing. Is it bad to have a baby just so you can dress them up?

Monday, October 04, 2010

Happiness Project

I've always thought that I'm a really happy person. But a week or so it finally hit me that I've moved far away from all my friends and loved ones. I have to admit to a bout of feeling sad and wallowing in the loneliness. I started thinking of ways to attack the loneliness, or maybe just pre-empt it. This last weekend, I had a very good talk about this with someone I really respect who pointed out I haven't been acting all that happy for the last few months. I resolved that I HAD to be happier-- mainly return to the old me (pre- rough year of big changes and too much stress, back to when I was surrounded by all the people I love in CA). So, here is my plan of attack. I'd love to hear your ideas, suggestions, what you do etc. Oh, and yes, be prepared toanswer those phone calls and emails from me!
  • always have a good book to readref=sib_dp_pt.jpg
  • work out every day
  • Do 1 project a week
  • start a seattle activity club
  • call 1 friend a day
  • always have fresh flowers in the house
  • cook more
  • read scriptures/ conference talks.. work on spirituality
  • be less critical of people
  • reach out to other people MORE
  • work on making new friends in Seattle
  • Be productive at work
  • Get enough sleep (Thanks for reminding me of that, Erika)

**True, that title isn't mine-- this book (which is on me to-read list, and which gets great reviews, along with its blog) came up with it.