Monday, October 31, 2011

i want candy

...that i made my fiance hide all of our halloween candy in the garage until this afternoon.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

if i had a nickel for every time i've overswept

...for the last few days of halloween decorations.  i've never lived in an area so full of holiday lovers.  look out, santa.  the pumpkins are giving you a run for your money.   

Thursday, October 27, 2011


...for the S.S. Ahoy Matey that lives a few streets over.  i sleep better at night, knowing he's there shooting cannons across the street at whatever dragon lives inside the castle.  because rogue dragons just won't do at all on the mean streets of OC.      

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

drive by snapping

...that our neighbors take halloween so seriously, and that i find myself stalking other streets on friday nights.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


...for reminders that once i'm home, nothing that seemed upsetting four hours ago really deserves any more of my time.  i can choose to waste energy worrying.  or, i can take a nap, read a magazine, and get over it.  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

wagon full of gnomes

...for the garden store.  while the boy carefully chooses plants and deliberates over fertilizers, i find joy in seasonal displays and wicker patio furniture.  reminds me of watching david the gnome on nickelodeon as a kid.  go, swift, go!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

body talk

...for the posters in the nurse's office.  you learn something new everyday.
mmm...brain pudding.

an eggy, meaty, cheesy, beany mash-up that will give me big guns?  yes, please.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

first impressions

...that when i am having a meltdown moment at work, i can look at the art wall so zen in blue.  i guess i'm really thankful to august renoir, for painting amazing pictures that inspire school children everywhere.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

maria and snake

...for the newest additions to our family.  we may not be ready for kids yet, but we're ready for indoor plants.  mostly.  maybe i'll let the boy be in charge of these.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

blame it on the rain

...for cozy scarves and cold medicine.  because the only thing worse than rainy day schedule at school is the accompanying rainy day pounding in my sinuses. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

it looked like spilt milk

...because even though i'm turning 30 this year, i am still amused at clouds that double as monsters with party hats. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

i say tomato

...for starting dinner last night with tomatoes from the garden.  even if the "garden" is a plastic tub in our driveway.  small spaces are the new chic.