04/08/2015 - 1:13pm


I brushed my hair for the first time this week. It’s so freaking long that it always has knots in it so I avoid brushing it, because it hurts, which only causes more knots to form so that when I do finally brush it, it hurts even more. Wearing my hair up helps combat the formation of new knots, but it doesn’t eliminate the problem.


The simple solution would be to cut it.

No way, Na-uh. I’ve been down that road before and I am knot (god, I’m hairlarious!) going there again. In case you forgot, here’s an unflattering picture of me with short hair snuggling in bed with The Dog. Do you see all the crap on that ledge?! That’s what short hair does to you. It kills your self-esteem and sends you spiraling down the emotional roller coaster of depression until neither you nor your husband can bring yourselves to clean.

Okay, that’s only partially true. Really we were (are?) just slobs.

But the horrible short hair did not help!


And if short hair weren’t bad enough by itself, beach season is creeping up on us here and there are few things as satisfying as being a chick with long hair on the beach. Seriously. Makes you feel like a damn goddess or a mermaid or a mermaid goddess.  Nothing like that wind blown, big hair look and the sun slowly drying the salt water off of your skin to make you feel like a sexy, sexy mermaid goddess.


So yeah, I’m going to keep wearing my hair up most of the time, relish in the sexy mermaid goddess feeling this summer, and whine about the knots some more. Because I CAN!


03/26/2015 - 12:39am



Despite my recent bird obsession, I don't much care for crows. We don't have too many of them on the coast. We have seagulls. Lots and lots of seagulls. And I imagine that the seagulls fill the niche that the crows usually fill, ie, avian garbage disposal.



When you get away from the coast and the seagulls, suddenly crows show up everywhere! The first time I moved away the crows really weirded me out.



I don't consider myself superstitious but I might consider crows just a tiny bit creepy. They move in huge flocks around here and roost in the oak trees and caw for an hour or more at a time. 



I heard once that crows are inhabited by lost souls.



Two hundred souls flying lost together.


03/12/2015 - 10:40pm

I love Love LOVE Daylight Savings Time! The long, bright days make me feel like so much is possible. What? It's 6 o'clock and the sun is still out? I should DO something!

Or just sit around and watch the sunset. I took this picture 7:30ish.



Quick history lesson: Although Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the invented the idea of daylight savings time, all he really did was say that French people should wake up earlier, stop sleeping so much daylight away and wasting candles.  It is to Mr. George Vernon Hudson, a Brit turned Kiwi scientist who we have to thank for the modern concept of daylight savings time. 

Mr. Hudson, from me and my fellow sunworshippers everywhere, THANK YOU!


03/09/2015 - 11:29pm





True to the forecast, it snowed on Thursday. We got about 5". It was a honestly a nice, laid back cozy sort of day. Except for the part where we went for a walk and saw a car spin out and almost hit some pedestrians. That part wasn't nice and cozy. But no one got hurt! And with the help of the almost hit pedestrians, the driver was able to drive away.



The next day there was a beautiful blue sky. We have had plenty of snow but the sky has always been grey in the following days. I appreciated the contrast. 






One thing I like about this apartment are the multitude of GIANT oak trees.



Today it was 60 degrees and I wore a tanktop while cleaning up the porch area so that we'll be ready to enjoy the warmer weather.  I'm sure winter won't go down without a fight, but for now it's good-bye Winter, hello Spring!




03/02/2015 - 11:36pm


Across the street is the library. By the library door is a tree. As of late, I have particularly enjoyed walking past this tree. On the tip of each limb are perfect buds growing slowly, slowly, slowly, readying themselves for spring. That's the sort of hope you need on a day like today. When you wake up and shrubs look like this:

I mean, I've seen ice but THIS is ice!

And it's supposed to snow again on Thursday.