I am a list person. I need to make lists in order to get things in order, or, at least to feel things migh be getting into order at some point. The more there is to do, the more lists there are to be written, both on tasks and want-to's. Sometimes I even need to make a list of lists to be made. Here's a totally different kind of list that serves no actual purpose - I see these different question-lists circulate on blogs and I for some reason find them rather fun to read. Maybe for the same reason we click Like at people's pictures of their lunches on instagram...
Katzen & Spatzen Wenn man lange Zeit ein schönes Buch gelesen und die Charaktere lieb gewonnen hat, ist es so traurig, es zu Ende gelesen zu haben und fast unmöglich gleich ein Neues anzufangen. Immerhin habe ich schöne, merkenswerte Sätze mitnehmen können. “Gleichzeitig aber spürte sie wie fragil dieser Fortschritt noch war, wie leicht es wäre, nachzulassen, zuzumachen und wieder dort zu landen, von wo aus sie gestartet war, den ganzen Tag im Bett zu verbringen, ohne schlafen zu können, voller Angst vor dem Tag und vor der Nacht gleich doppelt, nicht mehr ans Telefon zu gehen und nur noch Trost in dem Gedanken zu finden, nie wieder Trost zu brauchen.” “Die Leute dachten, erwachsen zu werden hieße, dass die eigenen Handlungen plötzlich Bedeutung hatten; das Gegenteil war der Fall.” “Doch die Menschen vergaben einem nicht für das, was sich richtig anfühlte – das war das Letzte, was sie einem verziehen.” aus Die Kunst des Feldspiels von Chad Harbach
K-PAX was a film screened in 2001, starring Kevin Spacey, about a psychiatric patient, Robert Porter, who claimed to be from a planet K-PAX. While being treated for delusions in the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan, he quickly became the leader of other patients who, without exception, found his extra-terrestrial background believable and inspirational. In fact, even the doctor who analysed him, Dr.
Hi! Remember me? The girl who used to blog round these parts? I'm sneaking in with a few photos and a recipe for something tasty and to say hi. Hi! I hope your summer has been grand.
This past Monday Dan and I went down to White Pass to hang out with his parents and go snowboarding. I was excited to snowboard, at first, but as we got to the lodge and I went to rent my gear (all my snow gear is still in AK) I started to feel everything inside me start pushing back. It's been a while since I've felt that revolt. I like to think of it as a membrane on the outer edge of my comfort zone, pushing back and urging me to stay safely within its confines. It'd been over three years since the last time I stepped on a snowboard, and even before that I only went once, maybe twice a year.
Hey there, sweet thing! Today is our one year anniversary. Exactly one year ago today I signed the paperwork that made you mine. I didn't even get to drive you home since I didn't have my license yet, only my permit. I was too nervous to drive on the highway, a highway that we would eventually move very close to and drive on almost every day.
77/365 :: This was my favourite snack a few weeks ago. 78/365 :: I saw Kaylah post one of these patches and I freaked out. They are soooo neat! 79/365 :: I'm getting so much better about sending mail; it's really fun! I picked up a few cute (and cheap!) ♥elycia
It's a new year, time for a new knit! I am so excited to dive into this fabulous knit kit from Wool and the Gang! As we all know, my sweater collection will never truly be complete, so I decided to add another knit to the mix and get started on the Supremes Sweater Kit. The kit includes the yarn, needles, and tapestry needle needed to make the sweater.
Make Do & Mend - Channel 4
Handmade Gift Series: For Your Best Friend This is part 1 of a 4 part-er series - handmade gifts for everyone in your life. Actually, it’s not everyone. Today it’s your BFF, Wednesday it’s your lover, and Friday it’s your mother. Oh, and the most special one of all…next Monday is for the cat lover. a common thread blog
It’s almost a year since I’ve started the challenge to create my own wardrobe and written the very first post of The Dress I Made. I’ve learned a lot from sewing all these clothes, and without this self-induced incentive of writing a blog I would never have started on a wintercoat for example. With making my own skirts, dresses and trousers, I learned about quality too. The dress I made
Today I was not doing the "happy" thing. I was doing the "bleah, I feel so blah and depressed for no reason so I'm just going to eat poptarts and browse instagram" thing. I definitely didn't make the most of the daytime.