So…now what?

New job?

New house?

New relationship status?

The last few weekends, while despite still having much to do, have offered a change of pace compared to the previous 25+ of 2014: a sense of quiet and satisfaction. There is time now – or at least we have the time available – to enjoy our new home. We have yet to plant our first tree (and – at this point in the game – we might put this on the 2015 to-do list), but we have continued to build out our space in other means.

We’ve broken bread with several friends; connected with our neighbors; hung frames on our walls; and tidied up the bins where things have just lived since July.

I hope this new “free time” includes me making a concerted effort to delve back into the world of writing. Since I last left the blogging sphere, I joined a book club with folks from the area. Our first assignment and subsequent discussion was marvelous (we read Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, which I enjoyed – sci-fi meets religious overtone projection of a post-climate change apocalyptic western US coast). Getting back into literature from a pleasure standpoint (not to mention the other three books that I read during our Honeymoon: Hyperbole and a Half, Dark Places, and And the Mountains Echoed) also ignites the desire to create again. And, not merely the ramblings of “This was my day. It was nice. Maybe I ran?” but deeper, more meaningful (or perhaps how I define meaningful).

While the old flame of prose and pontification continues to burn, I’ll at least share a couple of photos from the day that forever changed my life: September 19.










    1. Thank you! Ha ha, you know me so well 🙂 Not directly – we did have brewers in attendance as well as four amazing beers on draft (three local, one from Michigan). And then, our Honeymoon involved several brewery stops in the Pacific Northwest.


  1. Gorgeous pictures! Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your big day!

    I absolutely loved Hyperbole and a Half. Her blog, her book, her story.. everything. I could only wish and hope to be able to convey feelings and memories in a way that makes everyone smile and think, like she does. Truly a wonderful woman and writer.

    Good luck on your own writing endeavors! I look forward to reading what you’ve got coming!


    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words.

      I absolutely agree with your comments about writer Allie Brush. I found myself laughing out loud frequently on our flight as I turned each page. And then, there would be that exchange where it would be more of a sharp realization: “Oh wait, that’s just like me. How do I feel about that?” She has a gift.


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