i’ve been sleeping through the night for about four nights now, which is a welcome change to waking up anywhere between 1 and 4 and not being able to go back to sleep until 30 minutes before the alarm. i’m not sure why it is, but i will not question such good luck.
i did, however, wake up with my right ring finger and pinky tingling in that familiar tendonitis way that my left hand used to do years ago.
i hope that’s just temporary.

day 30

“anything you want to post about”
we have some great plans for the back yard, including more raised bed gardens, a rock/gravel patio sort of area for the fire pit, and something i’m becoming more and more excited about, a chicken coop!
my goal has always been to get rid of grass-lawn and the addition of these things will take care of almost half.
also, we’re having a very nice friend come over to see if he can pull the cemented-in, iron clotheslines out with his bobcat. we already have someone else who’ll haul ’em away, too.
i’ve never really been a fan of line-dried clothes… they usually come out stiff, especially towels. i’ve heard that drying on the line saves 3¢ per load over machine drying, so i don’t feel too bad about losing the two eyesores.
additionally, we’re reducing the number of places for hornets to nest.

a note

before it’s long forgotten, we had the pleasure of seeing murder by death on st. patty’s day at the annex. one of the opening bands (the life and times) was equally awesome, and i’d like to procure some of their discography… especially their next cd, if they have one. i recall one song in particular that i really liked, but also remember him thanking the crowd for being nice right afterwards cuz they were trying out new songs.

day 29

“picture of yourself”
blurry pic of new earrings and long hair.

day 28

“do you wish for anything at 11:11? if so, what do you wish for?”
i usually wish that my dogs will behave so well on the next walk that i’ll faint from surprise, or that i’ll continue to have the most awesome time in my life.
if i get any more specific, it might not come true.

day 26

“what are some little things that make you feel warm and fuzzy?”
cuddling in the morning
feeding my dogs carrots cuz they crunch just like when humans eat them
the drive home from work
sleeping in on sunday mornings
bike rides on 64° days
solving a problem at work

day 25

“would you rather date someone plain with an amazing persona or someone beautiful with a plain personality?”
this is trying to be profound and deep… i don’t like it.

day 24

“seven things that cross your mind a lot”

  1. my sweetie
  2. my dogs
  3. workstress
  4. my debt
  5. weekend plans
  6. the past
  7. the future

day 23

“a letter to someone. anyone.”
how about a letter to my 18 year old self…

dear you,
go ahead and take out that loan for a decent car, it’ll help build your good credit. but you should start paying off your student loans before you graduate, even though it seems impossible; the next 20 years of consolidating them and paying more interest than you can imagine will be kind of annoying.
try not to be so hard on yourself but push to do something great. you never know, you could come up with the iphone and be a bazillionaire by 40. you may have an opportunity to become certified in braille a couple times, try to get it right the first time cuz it will make you feel bad about not finishing later on. twice.
don’t stop making good design when you find yourself in an environment that doesn’t really foster creativity… you might find a lucrative use for it in your recreational activities later on.
also, your aunt once told you that high school contained the best years in life and you should enjoy them; you will think for a long time that it was the silliest thing you’ve ever heard anyone say, but eventually you’ll realize she was referring to the absence of responsibility (*real* responsibility), the carefree nature of being a teenager, and not really having to worry about money or problems… there will be plenty of that later.
lastly, don’t settle. you’re worth more than you think, and eventually someone will show up to appreciate and love you with everything they have; just be patient.