I'm thinking of changing the name of my blog. You know, to something shorter, and catchier, like: Blog Now! or Blather!
With exclamation marks. Because exclamation marks signify both urgency and excitement. And who can't use more of that?
And with that, I bring you more random blathering.
1. Old School. This one goes out to my old Two Peas homies. Remember back in the day? Two Peas was a magical place. Magical. And I don't say that in the past tense at all… it was, for me, a magical place where all these amazing women were sharing their work and getting to know each other and well…it was magical. And I'll bet it's that way for those women who hang there today. Anyhoo…I was looking through old layouts and found this one:
It came from a challenge or something. And I can't lie: I felt very, very cute in this shot. Teeth looked good. No double chin. Hair of PERFECTION. So happy. No one was in the room making me smile like this. I was alone. I've told that story a zillion times over when I teach, but it still makes me laugh at how…what is the word…idiotic I can be? Love that. And all these little tidbits on the page? All still true. I stand by 'em.
2. Chip the Dog. A few readers have asked about Chip. I am pleased to report she is home and doing quite well. Here is a photo of Chip on the 4th of July. I don't know who those people are in the photo. I don't think they are part of the "inner circle" on my street. At least they haven't filled out the applications yet. Of that, I'm fairly certain.
We TOTALLY miss her. I walk by her house every morning on my walks, and purposefully shuffle my feet a bit to see if she's in the yard, and if she'll come to the fence and give me doggie love. The best news though? She's coming back for four days in August while the Smith clan takes a small trip. I plan to spoon her on my living room floor for most of her stay. And speaking of spooning…
3. Muffin Top Removal. In my quest to try and solve the food intake/physical output equation in my life, I have, as i've mentioned in other posts, begun walking. I'm on day 16 or 17 in a row, of walking from 30 to 60 minutes. I truly loathe exercise. And food intake restriction. Truly. But for right now, it's my new thing. I wish I didn't care. I really do. I wish I looked in the mirror every day and said, "Good Heavens, Miss Sakamoto…you're beautiful!" But that is not currently part of my every day routine.
And I know, I know…it's what's on the inside that matters. But that aside, have you ever asked yourself what happens if you're totally hot on the outside, but unattractive on the inside?
Now, that would be a bummer.
4. That's all I have for today.