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Luna de Miel

I’m honeymooning.

Not literally. Yes, we’re planning our fabulous England/Scotland honeymoon (Bath – York – Edinburgh – highlands – glasgow-london. heee!) but that’s not what I mean.

Life is sweet –even when I’m tired and work is… work and it’s too hot and/or too cold (jon stewart’s line: hits by grandma, featuring “Its suffocatingly hot” and the B side, “now I’m too cold”) and the grass isn’t mowed and we have to do laundry and grocery shop and the car has a rumble… there’s a peace and a beauty I’ve not felt in so long… maybe ever.

It’s making you a sandwich though you say you’re fine, because I know it’s what you need; it’s you telling me “I got it” and that I know you do. It’s watching you write out cards and scroll through books and spreadsheets and maps, for us; and merging those cards with my own. It’s yard-saling, the perfect rhythm of my energy for selling and yours for packing and clearing. It’s walking with weights and strolling with woofs, our steps and words echoing as we move.

It’s holding my niece, crayons in one fist, new shirt I bought her dragged along in the other, playing in the grass and breezes, hearing her hearty laugh.

It’s friends, who sail in and out, but are there, always.

It’s working out physically in the gym and emotionally at meditation and feeling change if not seeing it quite yet.

So there’s still the orange line, the pointy bags, the close talkers. And there’s still work and trying to prove myself and help others thrive and learn. And there’s undone blogs, and “nights” I fall asleep at 4 p.m., and the missed opportunity of a deal unsnagged, but still…
there is still and peace and calm and… love.

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Washwords, you just won the superbowl!

Okay, not really. ( The Pittsburgh Steelers won (yay! congrats soupy meg and other steeler nation peeps!)

You know the ad. “Big Ben, you just won the super bowl, whaddaya gonna do now?”

And Big Ben (or insert winning quarterback here) says “I’m going to Disneyworld!!! Tm”

So I didn’t win the superbowl and I’m not going to Disneyworld, but stay with me… it’s a metaphor.

Cause the thing is, I kinda DID win the superbowl, in that I’m looking around and I see that I have Read the rest of this entry »

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99 things (some of them might be luftballoons)

Continuing on the “want to write? read” theme, I’ve been visiting so many fabulous blogs lately, found in all sorts of ways. Besides my google-reader picks on WASH and WORDS and all my buddies in my blog roll (to the far right), I find all kinds of ways to find the goodies:

  • the blogs your friends and fellow bloggers share,
  • the blogs commenters on the blogs you love write,
  • blogs on formal “affiliate” or bloglinking programs such as entrecard (see the small box to the far right, above “drop here” featuring another blog on washington or writing I like – today’s is “West of Mars” or “Through Sky’s Eyes”),
  • and formal advertising programs such as blogher’s, underneath which are listed a few posts of note from within their network.I’ve been fortunate enough to have been listed there a few times and picked up a few new readers there; I’ve been even more fortunate to have found so many great posts such as dreamergirl’s “the loss of things”.

I get ideas from my brothers and sisters in blog. I get inspiration and amazement and joy from the pure eloquence of their stories, large and small. I get laughs from some of the funniest people I’ve never met.  I get laughs through tears (my favorite emotion as they say in Steel Magnolias) from some dear friends I’ve admired since meeting but been amazed anew that they have turned out to be among the most talented writers I’ve ever read.

And sometimes I just get fun ideas worth a whirl. A la this one  99 Things | KirstenL4W

Here’s one that’s going around the interwebs lately.

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to – leave in plain font

1. started your own blog (well, duh, right?)
2. slept under the stars (hugs, Ame, my lovely lovely friend)
3. played in a band
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower Read the rest of this entry »

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