[this was mostly written on tuesday evening. it took me a while.] I wouldn't know how else to write this. To be half-disappointed in myself because I had three drinks with a friend/coworker at our local haunt. But then to know that if I told my friend Dale about my disappointment he would slyly smile… Continue reading You Can Be Here.
It's a troubling time of wanting to go back. To anything, everything. Two of our dearest Missoula friends are in Jackson right now, at the Bike-In Movies: The poster was designed by moi... which makes it even harder not being there. Talking with Sarah on the phone, telling her where to go around town, I… Continue reading wanting to go back to jackson, saturday, greece, italy and then wanting to go back to now.
Something incredible happened to me today. I must share. Evan and I had scheduled some garden time with our lovely neighbors who we share a handful of beds with. Of course I forgot about this scheduled time and was late and hadn't taken a beat in days to just breathe. We tilled, weeded, talked, laughed… Continue reading they choose to soar.
Yesterday was my birthday. There were so many highlights... here are some... • Riding on the back of a tandem bike to work... drinking a delivered latte. • Birthday pie. • A phone call from Italy that included three renditions of adorable little-girl Happy Birthday singing... in Italian, Spanish, and Chinese... ah-mazing. • Great news… Continue reading i’m SO glad.
A couple weeks ago, I entered a contest on Facebook to win a pair of sunglasses. I can't tell you just why I entered, or how I even found out about it, but I'm glad that I did... because I won! The sunglasses are made by Bodega + Shwood out of whiskey barrels from Bushmills… Continue reading may all your glasses be clean.
This was my weekend... It was Evan and my anniversary yesterday. We celebrated on Friday. He gave me that card in the middle... complete with the awesome guitar player. [when i first moved in with evan, i saw a guitar and was convinced he was borrowing it from someone because i was convinced he did… Continue reading la voglio.
It's been a very Australian evening. Last night, I came home to a package from such a sweetheart of a friend, Katrina. It was FILLED with the sweetest Australian goodies. So, tonight, I made myself an affogato. It's a treat that I would constantly order in Oz that consisted of espresso poured on top of… Continue reading an australian evening.
Things have been foggy [from the day/nyquil], but oh, so beautiful. It's like my body told me to slow down, stop being so worried about tomorrow, next week, next month, forever from now. Made me remember a lot of loveliness. Then I heard this song and fell in love again... and thought of my dearest… Continue reading what was that world i was dreaming of?
My dad has had his moments. By that, I mean he's a quirky, silly guy, but every once in a while, he'll blow you out of the water with sweetness. For the rest of this story to make any sense, you must read this old blahg post: https://rachellaurenmarie.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/love-is-there/ And if you refuse to do so… Continue reading crying, smiling, singing, loving. magic.
The Big 2-6 Birthday Recap. 8:00AM - Wake up. I had work to do. Open a package from my dear, dear family. I took that in front of the Texas liscense plate for y'all. Missing you. Loving all the love you sent to me for my birthday! I especially love this next gem because it… Continue reading everything, everyone… celebrate.
The holidays at home, in Texas, are always so comforting, so familiar... home. And everyone gets their fair share of running around. Dad works at the Post Office and works his ass off everyday up to Christmas. Mom is mom and wants everything to be perfect for everyone. Ryland has to find the right present… Continue reading love is there.
'Tis the season for music. Christmas Music -- YES. [and, boy, do i love it.] But, other music as well. People are gathering: celebrating their fondness for each other, celebrating their love, celebrating a cause, celebrating a hobby, celebrating smiles, celebrating family, celebrating giving, celebrating faith, celebrating someone, celebrating a community, celebrating. Celebrate good times...… Continue reading soundtrack this.
On the way to anywhere, sometimes I'll stop by our local thrift shop... because it's across the street... and because it's rad. Today [YES, TODAY!], I found THESE... I am OB-SESSED. It's like I paid $3.50 for a dream come true... a dream I never even knew I had... [trippy, huh?] Yeah, I love them. … Continue reading …in a good way.
This blahg post is purely to remember/share the randomness/beauty of yesterday. -------------------- I've been riding my dad's old Schwinn Varsity around. It's an emerald green ten-speed and I LOVE it. My dad loves it too. He talks about how dear it is to his heart and how if I don't lock it up and it… Continue reading excuse me…
I'm very much in love with these songs: I got a dress in the mail yesterday. A gorgeous dress. From a friend. From my favorite store. I couldn't believe it. Whilst waiting in line to pick up my package, I flipped through a catalog of pretty dresses, wanting one. Then my pretty dress. Wow! From… Continue reading cold confetti.
Nope. IT'S MY NEW PTERODACTYL RING! Wow. Awesome. My new friend came in the mail from the awesome mother, wife, friend, runner, dancer, Victorite, Lauryn. But he did come with some rules... Instructions for Dino-myte 1) Wear @ least 1x per week DONE. Well, thus far, I've worn it every day I've had it. I… Continue reading it’s a bird! it’s a plane!…
Christmas time is here... We got a tree. It's the most amazing tree everrrrr. It has a dinosaur for an angel. And Christmas time makes me love my job more than ever. [for those who don't know, i work with adults with mental disabilities.] A certain client, we'll call her Patty, gave out presents to… Continue reading i win.
Alright. This is incredible. You [all the subscribers out there... who will one day get their subscriber complimentary tote bag] might remember my post about magic presents. Well, the magic present force is getting stronger... or at least quicker... Coincidence (?) Package #3: This morning I woke up absolutely pining for lemonade... it's something I… Continue reading magic presents strike again!
Coincidence (?) Package #1: Almost a month ago, I was at the Bondi market with a friend. She asked... - Okay, should I look out for anything for you while we're shopping? - Yeah, actually... I'm looking for the perfect necklace. - Alright.... What does the perfect necklace look like? - Well, I'm not sure… Continue reading magic presents.