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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!

Silence

I’ve been quiet lately. I’ve been in a sort of limbo I think. I’m not even sure. I’ve been busy with freelance work, which is EXCELLENT, though I feel like my projects may suddenly come to a halt mid-summer so I better start looking for more work. I’ve been wallowing as well. I suppose. Wallowing in Pennsylvania. Dreaming of living elsewhere. Trying to enjoy summer but tired of wearing socks and blankets at night. Summer feels more like fall. Is it this year or is it this town? I’m not so sure. Dave and I went to DMV today. In the pouring rain. It was worse than NJ DMV. We didn’t even stay (for reasons other than the fact that it sucked). But, let me repeat this, PA DMV is worse than NJ DMV. I never thought that was possible. I thought maybe California and/or New York might be as bad as New Jersey, but worse? In other news, it’s been cold. And then it was 100 degrees. And then it was cold. And then it warmed up. And rained. And was muggy. And when you step outside you get attacked by mosquitoes. Wow, this has turned into a whiney complainy post, so without further ado, a little Monday 5 countdown. At 12:28 on a Friday morning/Thursday night.

Five Things I’m Grateful For

  1. The fact that Dave loves his job – this is great!
  2. The freelance work that I’ve gotten lately (yay word of mouth!)
  3. Being a thoughtful person instead of someone who doesn’t question and lives in ignorant bliss
  4. My little family that lives in this house with me (Dave, Indira, Molly, and Darwin)
  5. This little house we live in. It really is a great house. Now, if only we could transplant it elsewhere.

Four Things I Can’t Stop Thinking About

  1. Vacation. Beach.
  2. Taking pictures. And more pictures. And more pictures.
  3. Designing 1) Dave’s website and 2) My new site and new blog and new (separate) photo blog
  4. A sister or brother for Indira

Three Things I Want To Accomplish This Week

  1. Get a decent chunk of a website built/coded/themed
  2. Kick-ass workout tomorrow
  3. Have a little fun

Two Things I Am Working To Be Positive About

  1. Locale
  2. People

One Random Thing

I’m currently trying to find a way to cut down on my internet and connected time . It’s not easy. If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.

Oh, and one more random thing. I used to be addicted to lip balm. Severely. I would apply it multiple times per hour. I would have severe anxiety if, for some odd reason, I would forget to bring lip balm with me. It happened on a hike once (horrible) and on the way to go camping – luckily we passed a store even though I was stuck with straight up chapstick. The black container. Anyway, labor broke my addiction. I made sure I had it with me and I don’t think I applied it once. Then, after labor, I was so buy and exhausted and in love that I barely put it on. Now, I think I put it on a few times a day – TOPS. Today, twice. Crazy! I have had this addiction since high school so it’s sort of a big deal.