Wednesday, June 30, 2010


belle, my wonderfully fantastic car, and i have reached a major milestone in our relationship:  100,000 miles.  

so today's post is in honor of her.  
dearest belle,

don't tell any of the other cars i've driven in my life, but you're my absolute favorite.  cheers, old girl!  here's to you and the many miles you've carried me over.  just think of all the adventures we've shared.  here's to hoping that you will stay in good health and continue to carry me over 100,000 more.  

with love, 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


that's the perfect word to describe this feeling of desolation.  i feel empty.  overwhelmed, and under.  hollow, yet full.  lonely, but surrounded.

summer often does this to me.  the oppressive heat that so many find freeing--an excuse to skip a day's work to allow the sun to drench their bodies to the core--leaves me feeling like an empty, broken shell.

many find sadness in the dead of winter, when there is no green in sight, no lush landscape full of adventure if someone, anyone, would just seek it out.  i'm the opposite.  winter is my friend; summer, my nemesis. 

summer and its burning rays leave me wasted, suffocating while breathing stifling air.  my lungs burn at the heat of it all.  i am alone in a crowd of people, all of them enjoying the warm breeze as it brushes past ever so lightly.  all of them, but me. 

i long for the days when the cool breeze returns, sending the slightest chill down my spine, causing me to reach for a light sweater. 

until then, i remain empty.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

wow. just wow.

scissors are expensive. 

this is the epiphany i had today while standing in an aisle at hancock fabrics.  somewhere in the construction this past week, my favorite fabric scissors have gone MIA.  this makes me very sad.  so after looking for them extensively and mourning for them a little, the decision was made to suck it up and buy a new pair.

while i was purchasing a standard pair of extra-sharp scissors (not so expensive), i decided to pick up a specialty pair designed for quilting (since i'm getting into it).  i meandered around the corner to the specialty scissors and guffawed at the prices: $25.99, $36.99, $57.99.

i mean seriously--who pays $58 for a pair of scissors?!  that's just crazy.  

i settled for a $20 pair.  

and they rock.  they have already paid for themselves in the effort they saved me earlier this afternoon while working on a rag quilt.

but really, why are scissors so costly?  they're just scissors.