Friday, January 27, 2012


My favorite pen! I was so excited when I found it while digging through a box of random craft supplies this week. I even found the extra ink refills!!!

Silly, I know… but I think my handwriting looks so good when I use it =o) I got the pen from my job back in Chi and its the fanciest pen I've ever had.

Isn't my penmanship prettier? (humor me)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


If I were to choose a least favorite month, January would be it. Its hard and stressful, work becomes extremely busy for at least the first two weeks and even more, I really miss my family.

It probably shouldn't be that bad. After all I just went to Chicago for 10 days at Christmas… how bad could it be?


There are young kids in my family and I love getting to sit to dinner with my parents; my sis-in-laws are amazing and now that we're "grown ups" my brothers and I have actual conversations about life. And getting to be there, getting to spend time there… it was 10 days! Life starts to become normal (minus my not going to work, ha!) babysitting with my parents and getting to meet up with a few friends somewhat randomly. No planning a month ahead of time, trying to fit in plans 15 minutes at a time… just living life.

I felt so blessed getting to spend time with people who have known me for more than a decade of my life, people who get past the surface level of me easily. People who call me out when I'm being ridiculous and talk with me about life and community and the need for depth…

January stings. Its a daily reminder of missing people that I love.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


... and a new second blog!

I'm shutting down my former 365 blog since I'm done with my 365 challenge and it won't be available any longer.

what will be available?

Losing It

My attempt at being transparent and therefore more accountable about losing weight.

Read it if you want to.

I'll be back on here too, about the rest of my life... soon...

I promise!