Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I was super irritated last week after work so I went storming up the hillside to relieve my irritation, cussing and swearing about how So-n-So is a stupid such-n-such. About how I'm not doing my job wrong but they sure make me feel like I am. About how nothing works right, how it's not my fault. Blah-blah-blah. On and on. Woe is me. Then I turned a corner and I started to realize that I ought to consider some other things like maybe So-n-So might have been having a bad day (or week, or month, or year). I didn't do my job exactly right (I skipped a few steps, we still would have arrived at the same end). There will never be a day in my job where everything works right. Sometimes it is my fault. Then I started down the hill and I noticed all the things I missed while I was charging angrily up the hill. The eeentsy teensy white flowers sprinkled in the new green grasses, these pretty purpley-pinkish beauties.

Madness blinds us. Exercise opens our eyes, and hearts and minds to other possibilities. To the beauty around us.

On my walk today I found this gem: a brand new something or other just barely busting through the newly dampened ground. (We woke to new snow today ...WTF? First day of Spring, my ass!) But its hopeful, no? If these little buggers can make it through a winter and poke out this Spring so can we. It's a fresh, new year. Fresh new start. Push through, unfurl your leaves, reach up to the sunshine. Grow. Live.

But there was this too, a bright blue sky. Ahhh, beautiful.

And this. This is my new favorite view.
I took a right at the Y in the road and ended up here. Soon the hills will look like they are actually covered in a green velvet. I can't wait. Then I know summer is just around the corner!

Sunday, March 17, 2013


For the past year I've worked on this sweater for Hannah. I've ripped it out at least eight times. I finally signed up for a class "how to knit your first sweater" and finished this bad boy.

I don't know who is happier. Me, Hannah or the people at work who have put up with me this past year.

Up next a picture of her in it and then maybe a matching purse!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Rainbow updates

My girl and my work crew have done wonderfully with the whole "rainbow/color of the week" thing.

My girl and I created a FB group where we posted stuff, at work I used an existing bulletin board covered in a dollar-store plastic table cloth to cultivate creativity. Along with an email, something on our in-house system, plus a note in each persons box in addition to signage. Just a few reminders!