Thursday, March 29, 2012

Live well

This article perfectly expresses something that Karissa and I talked about last week: all seasons of life are worthy of living well.

When you are a student, learn as much in and out of the classroom as possible.
When you are single, take advantage of every opportunity to be free, discover who you really are, and make 1,000 memories that you wouldn't make otherwise.
When you are married, be an awesome husband or wife.
When you are a mom or dad, make it your mission to be a great parent to your kids.
When you are widowed, a grandparent or living in a nursing home, share your history and your knowledge with everyone. And be spunky like Betty White and/or Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote. Or classy and debonair like Christopher Plummer. 

Life is too short to sit in an ivory tower and sigh about what you are missing. No matter the season, live well.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


One day, I want a house with a white picket fence. A house with a big front porch where I can drink sweet tea sprigged with mint from a heavy hobnail glass. I want nice big porch swing, as big as a daybed, with a nice bright cushion for lazy days of lounging.

I want wooden floors, old furniture and things that tell a story from a time before me. I want a bright sunny kitchen with a farmhouse sink and a breakfast nook. I want a library. A library with stacks and stacks of books--old, new, and all containing that bookish smell that promises adventure and excitement.

I want to plant a tree in my yard and watch it grow. I want redbud, magnolia, dogwood trees. I want to grow something beautiful, some thing useful. I want to pick a tomato off of the vine in the summertime and eat it fresh. I want rainy days and starry nights.

I know these dreams don't have a place in my life right now. But later. These dreams are for later.

Photo from dlanham's photostream on Flickr.

Monday, March 5, 2012

During the last two weeks of January, I decided to buy a car, chopped 5 inches off my hair, got glasses, changed my phone number and decided to move to Oklahoma City from Norman.

Sometimes you just have those days, you know?

And after a few months of searching for the perfect place to live, I am happy to say that I have an official move in day to a lovely apartment. In just two short months, I'll be living within walking distance to work (my dreams of being a quasi-urbanite are coming true!) and the property has an awesome pool to boot. Very excited to see what the summer holds.