Back to life

Five Things I’m Grateful For

  1. The three week vacation we just got back from. You can see lots of pictures here! We were lucky enough to only have to stay in a hotel twice (I believe) AND one of those times we got a kickass discount from my brother-in-law, Erich, and it was in a nice hotel. Other than that, free board. Yeah!
  2. Having a hubs who is a professor and who works on his art (from home) during the summer.
  3. Not being a part of the 9-5 monotony (yes, I do have my own monotony but at least it doesn’t involve being late for work).
  4. Having a healthy and (usually) happy kid (weird, she’s so not a baby anymore. she’s all kid now)

Four Things I Can’t Stop Thinking About

  1. How to make more money
  2. Cool places to live
  3. The several designs that are marinating in my mind
  4. Having another baby (the ups, the downs, the money, the labor, the lack of sleep, the magic, the smiles, Indira being a sister – no, I’m not pregnant)

Three Things I Want To Accomplish This Week

  1. Get one site design to a pretty solid spot by the end of the weekend and not just design elements and ideas swirling around in my brain
  2. Get in some good reading time (reading a good book but I keep losing momentum)
  3. Unpack and put away ALL of my clothes from vacation. I overpack so this is a big deal.

Two Things I Am Working To Be Positive About

  1. People.
  2. The tuck (otherwise known as Pennsyltucky)

One Random Thing

  • Our dog, Darwin, has some severe anxiety issues. One of the things that causes him anxiety is thunderstorms. Unfortunately, our daughter may be another source. She’s, um, intense. Anyway, my sister has been telling us about this thunder shirt thing for months (actually probably for over a year now) and we kept ignoring her urges for us to try it. Well, she bought us one and we tried it out on him while we were all down in NC and WOW! By the next day he was chilling through a thunderstorm. Normally he is a mess – shaking, pacing, hiding. So, yeah, my sister was right. I guess it was bound to happen one of these days (uh, years?). Her being right, I mean. Note: He didn’t just chill through the thunderstorms this morning and on and off all day today – they were a little intense for him but we put the thunder shirt on and it did seem to help again!

3 Comments on Back to life

  1. Candic
    July 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm (11 years ago)

    I love the term “the tuck.” LOL And I’ve heard of those thunder shirts before. I’m amazed it actually works.

  2. Kyra
    July 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm (11 years ago)

    It works so well! And, seriously, I can’t wait to get out of this state. It’s not even a missing Asheville thing anymore. It’s way beyond that.

  3. Irina
    February 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm (9 years ago)

    Pretty much everything you post awalys looks good- (in fact, i’ve learned not to read your blog unless I have recently eaten or am eating, because otherwise I just get really hungry for food that I mostly can’t make here) So when I tell you that this looks Really Really Good, like thank-god-i’m-getting-on-a-plane-in-three-weeks-and-will-have-access-to-my-parents-kitchen good, I totally mean it.

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