Seasons Blessings

My grandma spent a lot of time each year setting up her Christmas village. It’s one of my favorite memories, actually; seeing the village all lit up and decorated. Maybe your family did something similar–setting up the array of Department 56 porcelain village houses, businesses, accessories and people. My grandma had a massive collection of […]

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New (Old) Habits Revisited

On occasion, it is a good idea to go back to old habits and make them a new one…or something like that? Eh. That sounds more philosophical than it was meant to, if I’m really honest with myself. I was not trying to sound like that. And even though I hate “New Years Resolutions” as […]

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Zoo Lights: A Tradition

Every year we go to Zoo Lights. Zoo Lights is the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Christmas event every year. They light up tons of really pretty displays across the zoo and you can walk around while seeing all the bright lights, shining colors and very impressive displays. Some people like Woodland Park’s Christmas lights […]

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Computer Failures

Basically, sometimes life has a great way of deciding to mess with me. Or my stuff, more accurately. Which is less than amusing to me, considering just how much of my life revolves around my stuff and how important these things are to get around daily life in general. Less cryptically: my computer gave me […]

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Reindeer

This is what I did 2 weeks ago for my weekend away from real life! I went to a Reindeer Farm in Leavenworth, WA. I mean, Leavenworth itself is super fun–tiny Bavarian-inspired village. What’s not to like? So my mom, aunt and I went for a weekend getaway; had fun shopping, wandering and just enjoying […]

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“Spring” Cleaning

It’s not even spring, but I’ve been engaging in that time-honored tradition of “spring” cleaning. Which is amusing, because it’s been cold, grey, overcast and rainy around here. So…a little bit like spring, I guess, if we’re being honest. Regardless! Even though I’ve said before how little I hate arbitrary “spring cleaning”, I do like […]

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Yearly Hiatus

My yearly hiatus of October no-posts is now over. I just took some time for myself, went low-key and just spent some real time working on myself and enjoying some time with Thorin. Nothing fancy and nothing really spiritual and nothing majorly impressive happened in October. It’s always a slow month for me, to be […]

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What Summer Should Be

Earlier this summer (back before all the smoke & wildfires), back at the beginning of July, I took a trip down to Des Moines. It’s south of Seattle and has a little marina and some nice breezes in the evening. It’s beautiful and has some great views if you catch the right time of day […]

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