Love and All That

As Valentine's day drew closer, and is now upon us, I found myself becoming quite cynical. Every card was cheesy, every idea a gimmick. Even the themed treats meant extra work. In short, Pinterest was gettin' me down. 

Then I stopped and thought about it. It's a holiday about showing the people you love that you love them. There's nothing cheesy about that. Love is important, and one of the few things in life worth having. 

So today, I'm not painting my nails, or doing a ton of crafts, or anything over the top. Instead, I'm doing my work, waiting for Luke to get home so we can get cheeseburgers and cupcakes, and watch more Alias (we totally started watching it last night. I forgot how good it is!). 

Also, here are some pictures, because I want to put some up. 

Geocaching for Luke's birthday, 2012

Engagement, 2011

Married! August 20, 2012

At Breanne's wedding, 2010

The Bees in my Brain

My thoughts are like bees. Each one is fat and slow, and makes a little buzzing noise. Mostly they just float around the garden of my brain, rarely being a bother. But every once in a while, something happens, and they get stirred up, and start buzzing louder and coming closer, and then I actually have to stop and look at them. Once I start looking, I can't stop. I watch them go around and around, coming close to me all the time. I don't get stung very often, but when I do, the thought stays with me for a long while. 

The bees don't like it when you try to organize them. They don't line up nice and neat. And they all want your attention all the time. When you start focusing on just one, the rest fly in and try to take over. The only way to take care of them is to write down what they're trying to tell me. From there, oh, anything can happen. 

Where I Am

I don't know who said this, or where the image originated from. But if my life was a movie, and needed a tag line, this would be it. For right now at least. 

There are lots of ways I could go. But for now, I'm still deciding. 

As an added note, I don't mean for this to sound like I'm sad or anything. My life is good. Eventually I want to find my place in the world. But I'm content for now, to just try and decide where I would rather be. 

As an extra added note, if this applied to physical location only, I wouldn't need to decide. I'd have a flat above Russell Square in a heartbeat. 

Goo Hoarding

I forgot to include this when I did my first "resolutions" post in January, but it's {mostly) the start of a new month, so this seems like a good time to write about it. I didn't coin the term, but it describes exactly what I've been doing. Goo hoarding is when you collect, well, goo. Shampoos, lotions, body wash, lip gloss, all that good stuff tends to pile up. When we moved last summer, I noticed just how much I had, and since then, it's only continued to grow. 

I've been working on this for a few weeks now. I'm trying to worth through my stash and use what I have beforeI buy more. There are a whole lot of samples, and I'm not entirely sure where they came from. But I've started to use them. I put a few little lotions by my bed and hotel shampoos and conditioners are in the shower. The lip gloss situation is resolving itself, because I haven't bough myself any in months. When I put them out where I can see them, they get used a lot more than when they're tucked away in a drawer somewhere. As an added bonus, I feel like I'm pampering myself all the time {most of my sample stuff is for products I don't buy because they're out of my price range}. 

The hope is that once I work through it all, I come away with a few favourites. Then, in the future, I won't have to buy so many things, because I'll know what I like. 

Are there any other goo hoarders out there? Or am I alone in this crazy?  

I'm Stalling

I've been procrastinating all day. For anyone who knows me, this is not a surprise at all. Rather, it is just a normal Monday. In fact, it's how I get through just about every day. I did get the kitchen clean and the laundry done. And I worked out. But other important things haven't had the attention they deserve. I am trying, in my defense. It's just that my job isn't as fun as other things that I can think of that "need" to be done. 

I found this image here. I don't know if this is the original source.