Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces
This month, I am (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni.
The prompt for today was a “life lately” post.

1. This weekend was a good weekend. Friday was just hanging out with the boy. Saturday we had people over for brunch in the morning (recipe coming later this week!), and then had a relaxing afternoon before taking Sienna for a walk at a nearby park. Sunday the boy had to go in to work, sadly, so I was on my own most of the day. I read and did some screen printing and met up with a chica from GFC who was really nice. I think we bonded over both being introverts. And I caught up with my little sis via phone, which is always good. The boy and I also started watching The 4400 on Netflix last night – nicely intriguing so far. Overall, a satisfactory weekend.

2. I bought into the hype around the blogosphere and got a Diamond Candle. And spent a good part of the weekend burning it down to get my ring, haha. To give them credit, the candle does smell really good. And the whole process of waiting for the ring to be revealed was fun. And my ring was really pretty. But:


I can’t wear it! 🙁 It’s massively big. And granted, I guess my fingers are fairly skinny (my ring size is 5 – 5.5) but this thing is HUGE. I don’t even know any friends or relatives this would fit. It’s just gigantic. This was only one of the $10 rings, so it hardly seems worth paying several times that to resize it. Just disappointing. Which got me to wondering why Diamond Candles doesn’t let you pick your ring size when you order your candle, just to guarantee you get something you can actually wear. The candle smells nice, but not $25 nice. The feature that warrants that price tag is the ring. Until picking your ring size becomes a feature, I probably won’t be buying any more of these.

3. Ian is on late shift again this week – hopefully the last time he will ever have to do it since his position is changing at the end of this month! It’s a pain, as always, because it throws our cohabitation mojo off. But on the upside I get free reign over my evenings this week! I’ve already got a ladies happy hour on Tuesday, and a professional social thing on Thursday, and I’ll probably go see a girly movie at the theater on Wednesday or Friday. I will be doing the things!

That’s about it for me. How are things in your life lately?

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What I Wore: Wine & Cream

This month, I am (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni. The prompt for today was a ‘only photos.’ Appropriate for Wednesday style posts, no? So here are some pics I snapped this morning. Skirt: Victoria’s Secret; Shirt: H&M; Necklace: Etsy; Rings: various; Belt: off another dress; Shoes: Blowfish Shoes. Also linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Kiwi Women’s Style, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.

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A Self Portrait in Sound

This month, I will be (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni. The prompt for today was a self portrait. This is a poem I wrote back in 2005, and recently reworked/updated. I hope you enjoy. A Self Portrait in Sound I am a symphony, a harmonic cacophony – the sound of laughter of pages rustling, turning of a camera shutter and typing keys the sound of a pen whirring over the lines and ink scraped across a screen a piano tinkling coffee dripping the sound of a tear slipping down a cheek of the muscles stretching into a smile the […]

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More Proof I’m An Introvert

What I Think vs. What I Say

This month, I will be (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni. The prompt for today was to take this personality test, and respond to the results. Every other time I’ve taken a personality test based on Myers-Briggs types, I’ve come up INFJ. But with this one I came up IFTJ. I don’t know if the questions were significantly different, or what. There were certainly a few I couldn’ve gone either way on. But if nothing else, I am for sure Introverted, Intuitive, and Judging. I just waver between Feeling and Thinking, which sounds about right. Here are some snippets about […]

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What I Wore: Daydreaming

This month, I will be (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni. Today’s prompt: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? If I could take three months off and do anything, with money not being a factor, I would travel. I would travel a LOT. I’d split it up and do 3 weeks in the British Isles (focusing on Ireland & Scotland), 3 weeks in the Mediterranean (Italy & Greece specifically), 3 weeks in Australia, and 3 weeks visiting my family here in the States. I would […]

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Where I Come From

This month, I will be (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni. The first prompt (technically for tomorrow, but Tuesdays are reserved here) is to describe the things that have made me who I am. If you want to be literal about it, I was born in Mississippi to an Army family. But if you mean character/personality-wise rather than geographic, that’s another story. Obviously my family was (and is) a huge factor. My mom is pretty much the greatest woman and mother ever, and while I didn’t realize while growing up how much she did for me, I certainly am grateful […]

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