Monday, March 23, 2015

cats on 4th

I love my very small home on 4th. The resident cats at the end of street make it that much better. You can see them scatter here and there throughout the day, but at sunset they all make their way out of shadows and plop down in the middle of the dead end street.

Technically they're wild, but not at all hungry. As you can see.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Yesterday, I woke up hating my hair. It was one of those mornings where the back is pressed so flat to my head that my scalp is nearly visible. My waves looked like road kill, and the ends long past dry and split. The only solution? Put it in a high bun and book a last minute hair appointment. I'm now three inches lighter. Chopped.

After my initial sinking feeling of regret and loss, I feel great. My hair is still several inches past my shoulders and will grow out wonderfully. Yay for Spring cleaning!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

saint valentine's tree

We spent Valentine's Day in one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods. We did some light shopping, MAJOR burger eating and happened upon the prettiest pink tree adorned in lights and cupids and hearts and x's and o's.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

seamstress mice

Other than with the cashiers at the two stores I went to, I have spent the last 48 hours completely void of any face-to-face human interaction. Instead, I spent my weekend like Cinderella would - In the company of animals. One resident cat, one visiting dog, and the mice who have taken refuge in my ceiling. The sound of their tiny feet scurrying back and forth doesn't really bother me... I can't help but think of chubby little Gus Gus and the seamstress mice who made Cinderella that pink number with all the bows. Cuteness aside, I know mice can cause quite the damage while setting up shop in any newly claimed territory. That being said, I've contacted my landlord and a (hopefully humane) solution is in the works. If the mice were able to write a damage deposit check and sign a contract saying they'd stay stricly within the ceiling, I'd really have no problem with them staying there. A little light neighborly noise never bothered me anyways.

Tomorrow, bithday boy returns home from a work trip and a little Monday night celebration will definitely be taking place. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

happy birthday, josh

I am so happy, so lucky, to have you in my life! You have the biggest/melty heart of anyone I've ever known. Your hugs are little slice of heaven. I owe so much of my prized laughter to you! ...And somehow, wherever you go, your powerful presence is matched with the most perfect dose of humility.

We've gone in different directions, dated other people, done different things - And yet here we are, perfectly aligned at the simple age of 25.