I haven’t had a ton of days off in the last month – ever since we lost our third manager. Today is my only day off this week, and so far I’ve been very productive! I’m always amazed at how much I can accomplish if I don’t stay in bed and watch Bones all morning! So this morning, I went to Ross and bought a couple of really cute shirts, then I went to Target a bought a new bag. The bag, though it’s really cute, is definitely made of fake leather, so to make me feel better for buying it even though I could make it, I sewed a leather leaf to the front flap. Here’s a picture…


I know, it’s super cute.  Anyway.  After Target, I actually did something worthwhile by going to Lowes and getting keys made for our house (Matt had the back door key, and I had the front door key up until today), and I also got some potting soil and a new planter for herbs.  I have some basil and thyme that I’ve been needing to repot.

So after Lowes, I went to get my hair cut.  Nothing drastic, since Matt likes my hair longer and I like the way it looks too – even if it’s a pain to blow-dry.  Then I made my way to Whole Foods for some hair dye and paper towels.  After that, I came home, dyed my hair, and partially cleaned the house.  It’s not too messy, so the rest should be easy.

We found a table and an easy chair for our reading room, BTW.  It looks much fuller now (whereas, before, it had only housed bookshelves and one chair).  We haven’t utilized that room much yet, but it sure will be nice to have.  Matt says he’s going to start studying chess in earnest – which is why he wanted the table in the first place (so that he can have a couple of boards laid out and still have room for some chess books).  I, myself, have been commissioned to draw a portrait for one of Kenna Tomberlin’s friends, due in May, which I really need to get going on.  Let’s see… I have at least two full months to get it done, but it would be nice to break the procrastination theme that I have going.  Funny how I procrastinate with most things…but when it comes to unpacking boxes, I can’t wait.  We were pretty much moved in completely after a week.  It’s a good thing.

We went to Beaman Park yesterday after work and hiked a bit.  It was only 2+ miles, but it was enough since I’m so out of shape.  I’m trying to get back into good physical health; we’ve been doing a much better job of working out on a consistent basis – which is a lot easier since we have more room here to exercise.  So far no weight loss, but I feel better!  That’s always a good thing.  Plus, the woods were amazing yesterday!  It was sunny, cool, and very breezy.  Ahh.

Matt told me to decide what to have for dinner, and instead of doing that I’m blogging and drinking some merlot.

—Speaking of, we bought this merlot-in-a-box the other day.  I was hugely skeptical, but it was only $20 so I figured I could cook with it if it sucked.  But surprisingly, it doesn’t!  I mean, I’m not a wine connoisseur by any means, but I can at least taste a horrible wine, and this isn’t.  I think the brand is Black box?

Anyway, I should start figuring out what to have for dinner…or at least start cleaning the kitchen.

Oh, and here’s my new hair.  Not much of a change.

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

2 thoughts on “today”

  1. any way I can talk you into posting photos of your new place, since I probably won’t get up there for a little while? would so love to see it.


  2. Hey! Keep blogging! It’s like writing letters to us, except you only have to do it once, and you don’t have to mail it! (:D


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