Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 304...

This is spectacularly wonderful in so many ways!

Cat Bounce.

I managed to launch one so far off the page it seriously took a full few minutes for it to come back down. 

Day 305...

and a moment of serendipitously wonderful divine intervention...This post arrived in my inbox at the EXACTLY right moment.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 300...

I stumbled across this video a couple weeks ago, and then promptly forgot about it.

thank goodness I was reminded...My beloved Pacific Northwest and The Milky Way...two of my very favourite things! 

Day 299...

This is VERY cool! Empty America

and a wee bit eerie. 

My city.  Sans people.  Seattle. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day 298...

I love...




and big sky.

Minot, North Dakota. keg 7.4.10

Minot, North Dakota. keg 7.4.10

Day 297...

Three things I love in this photo!



Puget Sound.

Mukilteo, WA. keg 8.15.07

Day 296...

This funny little bird was at the Ferry dock as we pulled away on our way to Port Townsend in September 2010.

keg 9.5.10

Day 295...

Mother's day a few years ago...I fell in love with this bowl and had to have it.

and so...I got it. :)

 I love this bowl.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 292...

I came across this article today. 

The ending of the video made me melt. puddle of swoon, that's me.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 289...

So the thing about doing a year-long daily blog about things I love...

is this...

some days, just aren't as happy as others.

Papa Hoppy, I love you.

Thank you for so many wonderful memories these past several years.

Day 288...


just outside Paris, Kentucky - 10.13.12 keg

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 287...

Whilst meandering through parts of Kentucky east of Lexington today, I spied this gem and made my sweetheart stop to grab a quick snapshot.

10.13.12. Paris, Kentucky. Scornphoto 
Order of Odd Fellows.


Day 286...

I love kitty hugs in the morning...little paws reaching up to tap my hand and wrap gently around my arm. kitty chin in the air for the good scratching. kitty belly exposed for a tummy rub. 

Stella is a funny cat. 

She was very aloof for the first couple of months after we took her in. Then, one day, she looked at me, jumped in my lap, got comfy and fell asleep whilst purring. It's like she suddenly realised, "hey! human! I totally love you! na'nite." 

She has since relaxed into a talkative snuggle fiend; a belly rub loving fanatic; a sassy, sweet, sleep-on my shoulder kinda gal. 

She's a soulmate.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 285...

I need one!

I've wanted a Mastiff for as long as I can remember. I absolutely adore gigantic dogs, and a Mastiff is about as gigantic as can be. The brindle is simply beautiful.

alas, the dream of a beautiful gigantinormous dog lives with the dream of a big stone house by the sea (or a lovely cabin in the mountains) and a huge piece of land where my monster can run and play.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 284...


I must see this.

The Angel Oak

Charleston, South Carolina - Johns Island.

Day 283...

I love having energy.

I started making myself work out again. Just a 20 minute workout at least five days a week. It's not much, but it's a start. I've been on it for about a month now.

And my energy level is up. Which is so amazing. I mean, I still only sleep about 4 hours most nights, but I have so much more energy during the day, so it's a total win in my book!

Next step is to incorporate a couple miles of walking, biking, hiking...something.

Something outside. because fresh air and trees are among my favourite things in the whole big wide world.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day 281...

I just learned Season 2 of Raising Hope is on Netflix!!!

hurrah for the show that manages to make me laugh out loud at every single episode!

I have to go now. Episode one. season two.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Day 280...

Today was a good day.

After spending a few hours at the St. James Court art festival, we drove to one of the lovely little parks near our apartment and I shot a few frames.

Day 279...

I spent several years in Washington apple country, which taught me to be a bit of an apple snob.

I miss the scent permeating the air in the fall. I miss homemade cider and apple butter.

Earlier this week a co-worker invited me to take an afternoon break and walk down the street to the coffee shop for a cup of cider. The coffee shop carries cider from Huber's.

I'm picky about my apple cider. It has to be perfectly tangy. not too sweet. and just the right amount of spice.

and ohmygawd! it was!

I am officially addicted.

and I've been told Huber's also has the most amazing apple butter. I wish I had some's the perfect crispy-cold morning for toast smothered in apple butter.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day 278...

One of my favourite quotes:

“No one can pull anyone back from anywhere. You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”  ~ Alice Sebold, Lucky

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 277...

I love dreams I wake from and just feel happy all day.

Last night, I dreamed again, that I was writing a book.

I'm thinking...maybe...just know...perhaps...

maybe my creative mind is trying to tell me something.

I have to go write now. I don't know what it's going to be , but I am apparently writing something. :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 275...

September 2010.

Driving North on I-5 - heading to Everett with Kathi...we saw this:

Day 276...

happenings in my apartment last night...whilst my sweetheart perused Tumblr...

me:  ooh! sweetie! you need to look up Robyn Lawley Eats!
(my sweetie is a foodie and Robyn posts some really beautiful, delicious looking foods)

he starts typing: Rob and Loly...

me: nonono. Robyn. Lawley. l-a-w-l-e-y.

he: Oh.



me: ooh! you also need to look up Calming Manatees. (I love manatees.  they're super cute)

he starts typing: Call me Man...

me: What. are. you doing? not "call me manatees! Calm. Ing. Manatees"
ugh. sigh. there's something wrong with you. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 274...

I am sometimes easily amused.  I am often easily amused. I am pretty much always easily amused.

and I tend to have a weakness for annoying bits of internet brilliance.


The Badger Song

Weebl and Bob

to name a few.

and then on Friday a co-worker sent me this:

Nom Nom Nom 

and I giggled my silly ass right off. several times. and again later that evening when I made my sweetheart watch it. 

I probably need some sort of intervention.