Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November books


The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan


Just saying


Monday, November 29, 2010

Tis the Season


The fun thing about living at home is coming home after being away for the weekend, to a mostly Christmas-decorated house. My mom makes minor changes to the decorations each year, making it familiar but better. This year she's been trying to add some natural touches and keeping everything relatively simple. I'm a fan. Somehow it's easier to just be in a better mood :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm thankful for..


Friends, Family, Health, Salvation, Grace, New Beginnings
Opportunities (like Sully), My job, Peaceful mind in spite of life's stresses, etc. :)

Happy "Friday"

Passion Pit
Song: "Moth's Wings"


"Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry, 
but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
-Albus Dumbledore


Reflection moment


Is this true for you? I think it is for me at times. As much as I want to be focused just on giving and glorifying God, I can keep tabs on whether the relationship is equal. However, I believe we're not made to hold others to our own expectations. We're not even made to hold ourselves to that standard. We're made to measure ourselves and others according to the standards set in the Bible for us, and while that wouldn't eliminate conflict, as truth in love would still apply, it would eliminate that "what about me" feeling.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Post Secret - One I relate to


I really am so awful at small talk! Bit more of a wallflower. It's something I really keep trying to work on.  Fortunately I have people in my life who are quite good at it. I occasionally catch myself obviously watching their conversations, so I can better understand the flow of small talk. Something to aspire to :)

Baby it's cold outside

and via

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Harry Potter Movie Day

I guess if I was a Harry Potter character, I'd be Luna Lovegood. 
Almost done with the re-reading of the series!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


This weekend I moved nearly everything out of my apartment - thanks honey :) And found a new home for the couch thanks to my brother and sister in law! But yesterday I got to take a mental health day, and I'm so glad I did. I finally got some good down time, and enjoyed some QT with my dude. Btw, mid-November sure is lovely. 


When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
-Billy Crystal as Harry in When Harry Met Sally

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Weekend

Allstar Weekend


The time change seemed to really lengthen it, but this week did go pretty fast, and I'm glad to get a little downtime in what should be a pretty exciting weekend!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jingle bell

I have Jingle Bell Rock stuck in my head. I don't totally mind though, I love Christmas. And bippity boppity boo's idea to make your own bobby pins with jingle bells. It's a swell time..


House Features

What would you do with a bay window?

Or black and white decor. 

Or a wall of vintagey glass and wood. 
Le sigh.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This too shall pass


I feel a bit dumped on here at work. 
Go to a happy place.. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hello Busy Week


This week is going to fly with all the activities going on at work and with moving things home by next weekend.  And a root canal. And... the list goes on right? It's a crazy beautiful life, and how blessed we are!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Change is always coming. Embrace it.

"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand" - Proverbs 19:21

"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps" - Proverbs 16:9 (both ESV)

Florence + The Machine

Friday, November 5, 2010

Remember remember..

..the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot
I can think of no reason the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.


My brother and sister in law are hosting a Fall Fire-pit party tonight. How fun is that?? I'm not sure if it's intentional, but what good timing with Guy Fawkes day. My near by coworker was telling me this morning that he lived in Switzerland until first grade, and went to a British-ran school. Apparently they celebrated this day with huge bonfires. He said they were stick out in his memory. I'd believe that.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

November is National Novel Writing Month

So Happy Novel Writing Month. Have you ever thought about writing a novel? By writing 1,667 words a day this month, you could produce a 50,000 word novel, the same size as The Great Gatsby or Catcher in the Rye. I actually wrote a 22 page story when I was in middle school. It was kinda awful; but I've started a little something for this month. Probably will only share it with J, but hey, why not give it a try?

PS: 50 days til Christmas :)

 It's the most wonderful time.. of the year. 

i'm just a dreamer but i'm hanging on

Tallest Man on Earth
Song: "The Dreamer"

Life is too short 
to live the same day  t w i c e