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More Floating

So, this is not a blog post, because I still don’t know what I’m doing here. Yet.

I’m still thinking about the idea of “blogging” and if I want to keep doing it… I just don’t know. I need to think more and, frankly, I haven’t had a lot of time to think lately. Herein lies my problem.

What time I have had, I’ve spent floating. So…

There you go. I really like this picture of my life…

(I even took my coworker from Montreal along this time; he needed less gravity in his life, too…)

Working on the thinking and the ideas for what comes next still; just, in the meantime…

Floating.

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Floating

This weekend, Marlene and I nicknamed our new favorite swimming hole in the Sierra Nevada the “Zen Garden”.

It really is a glassy, zen paradise; float on it for a few moments, and you can’t help but transcend into a type of nirvana. It’s been positively therapeutic for me, surfing its smooth surface these last few trips to the mountains.

The more time I spend in nature (and I spend a lot these days), the more I crave: the harder it is for me to adjust to not being in nature. The more my eyes are open when I return to the city: the more clarity I experience.  Continue reading

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Press Play

We’re back from Sicily!

Two glorious weeks on a ruggedly beautiful Mediterranean island treated us well. So well, that we’re drowning in photos and videos right now.

And by now it’s also obvious, I’m sure, that I’m really sort of roadblocked in terms of sharing too much until I have everything just so. I need all my photos collected, compiled, edited, and color-corrected (by the hubs, of course). I need them on Flickr first, sorted and tagged and disseminated to all the relevant (nagging) parties. And THEN I can think about sharing them here.

Such are the problems of the anal-retentive. Continue reading

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Zzzzzz

One of the beautiful things about this blog is that it’s mine. In all it’s non-glory.

It’s the story of my rather unfabulous life, full of home improvement, dogs, vacation days spent on family visits, late work nights devoted to e-commerce, and falling asleep on the couch.

Yes, completely unfabulous – and mine. Continue reading

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Friday Flash-WAAAYYY-Back, Vol. IV

Flashin’ WAAAYYY back this Friday, folks.

I came home from work to discover two early birthday packages from Munga waiting behind the porch steps. They were filled with the gifts I requested:

Old family photos.

There’s NOTHING I love more than old photos. And so for this Friday flashback, I’m takin’ you all the way back. To before my existence.

FLASHBACK:

Baldassare and Maria Minaudo, my great-grandparents, on their wedding day about 100 years ago. Straight from Sicily to my foyer wall.

Baldassare and Maria Minaudo, my great-grandparents, on their wedding day about 100 years ago. Straight from Sicily to my foyer wall.

I’m so happy to have these, I don’t even know where to begin. Especially this one, above, which my mom took to a professional restorer in the 80s after rescuing it from near demise in a cedar chest. Continue reading

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