A little bit nerdy and a little bit rock 'n' roll.
I couldn't figure out why I was so grumpy all morning and then it hit me: it feels like fall. Very glad summer intends to return to us tomorrow.
Happy birthday to this effervescent MFP, @char_mae 🎂
Charlotte, this is the first year since I've met you that we have been apart on your birthday, but I hope you find some time to shake the glitter off your clothes as you're waking up in Vegas. 😂 Work trips on your birthday & the fact that you created a human since your last birthday means you're officially a grown-up, but we know what sort of #decisionsadultsmake and that your childlike joy will never succumb! Thank you for continuing to be an example of responsibility and reckless abandon all in the same person. 😍 Thank you for your dirty and sophisticated wit, laughing even when I accidentally kill your D&D character, and teaching me what long-term and unconditional love is all about. You are a constant and powerful stream of goodness and love in a world where goodness and love can often run dry. I love you to Middle Earth and back. ❤️ Happy 31. #flirterie#youhavefoodonyourface#iknow#lookatthesky#handinyourstones#drunkbiblestories#crossbuysahoodie#islifailsherswimcheck#thegroundsunevenguys#toomanymemoriestohashtag
Dream come true. (Yes, that's a 12 year.)
Sometimes I'm a culinary genius. 😉 Homemade roll, split and topped with beet greens sautéed in grass-fed butter and green onions; finished with a farm egg and salt on one, avocado and raw honey on the other.
Few things are better than old friends. Ten years of memories with these two (most of them side-splitting), and tonight we got to make more. I love them so much.
Birthday (observed) for @char_mae today! Complete with napkin bib. When your work makes you travel on your birthday, you celebrate the weekend before; and when your Ryan and your Amy work the weekend, you Peanut with them on Friday. 😉 #HappyAlmost31
Summer solstice, my absolute favorite day of the year. I don't particularly celebrate it, so to speak, as much as honor it. It's the pinnacle—the embodiment of all that I hold so dear about my beloved, favorite season. Warm sun, gentle breezes, a hint of humidity, and dusk that lasts until nearly 10pm. Wind chimes, cicadas, tree frogs, crickets, and katydids; the sound of window air conditioner units and birds singing and car radios because people have their windows down. Fresh fruit and rainbow vegetables and cold beer and whiskey, cooled on its rocks. The smells of freshly cut grass, a grill or two somewhere, and the wafting of the neighbors' cigarettes. It's all worthy of such gratitude. Today I stood under a tree and talked on the phone while I got my car's oil changed. I drove with the windows down and the AC on and the music loud. I opened the door to my porch tonight (also with the AC on) and Sam sat on the threshold sniffing the wind as I ate supper on the couch. It was altogether perfect. #longlivesummer [photo with the SLR from a couple weeks ago]
I just spent over an hour geeking out on space.com and getting SUPER excited for the eclipse. How lucky are we Kansas Citians?? I remember the last total solar eclipse in 1979. I was 4 years old and all I remember is, "Don't look directly at it!" I would never, ever wish away June and July, but I am excited for August 21 to get here eventually. (Incidentally, August 21 is my grandmother's 103rd birthday. I'm flying to see her on the 22nd. She keeps rockin' those birthdays regardless of the triple digits.)
Pulled some photos off the SLR from weeks past. I love manually focusing so that things are recognizable but ethereal. 💙 You so pretty, KC.
If you feel like your life has been commandeered by the expectations and demands of others, this is a good good good one. She helps you identify what you care about and what you don't, and helps you to honestly and politely distance yourself from things you don't care about so that you can give your time, energy, and money to the things you DO care about. (Magical for this enneagram 9!) I just finished and I feel a thousand times lighter and freer. Thank you @annikavonholdt for the recommendation. 😘