11 8 / 2012

I’m buying so many of these things, I’m going to have to start learning how to care for them.

I’m buying so many of these things, I’m going to have to start learning how to care for them.

11 8 / 2012

I had really low expectations for this book; I just sort of grabbed it nonchalantly off the shelf at the library last week. The beginning was underwhelming and then out of no where it got really good. I love unexpected surprises (of the good sort).

I had really low expectations for this book; I just sort of grabbed it nonchalantly off the shelf at the library last week. The beginning was underwhelming and then out of no where it got really good. I love unexpected surprises (of the good sort).

11 8 / 2012

Pretty happy about this sleeping Christmas elf I mean sweet pepper that I got at the farmer’s market today.

Pretty happy about this sleeping Christmas elf I mean sweet pepper that I got at the farmer’s market today.

01 8 / 2012

"…you must exile yourself from it or you will suffer forever. You must make a world of your own. You can take the first steps now, but the internal weeding out of so much familial dysfunction is going to be a years-long process, no doubt. I strongly encourage you to seek counseling."

Sweet validation courtesy of Cheryl Strayed,from “A Glorious Something Else”, in her book Tiny Beautiful Things,page 228

22 7 / 2012

Izzy has invited me to exchange with her a daily 10 sources of gratitude, for the next 40 days. Day 1:

Gratitudes:

1) That Izzy does not live in Boston anymore! (A place where neither of us were able to be our best selves).
2) Flowers from the farmers’ market, photos below
3) The growth I have accomplished to date
4) Chocolate root beer cake I ate for dessert
5) Emily Griffin’s new novel “Someplace Like Home”. Reading it feels like listening to a good friend
6) Running my first 10K today, and having it be a surprisingly attainable goal to accomplish
7) Familiar comfort of my boyfriend spending his evenings giving the middle finger to the computer screen when he loses a game of online solitaire
8) Our trip to San Francisco yesterday to see Cliff’s brother; enjoying the anonymity and perspective that a big city brings
9) Waking up each day feeling like I am moving forward, slow as movement sometimes feels
10) The opportunity to stop treating myself with disdain and learn how to treat myself with great affection and respect

22 7 / 2012

I  feel more comfortable amidst the San Francisco Sutro Bath ruins than anywhere else in that city.

I  feel more comfortable amidst the San Francisco Sutro Bath ruins than anywhere else in that city.

22 7 / 2012

Fuschia Dahlias

Fuschia Dahlias

22 7 / 2012

22 7 / 2012

Cabbage leaves

Cabbage leaves

16 7 / 2012

This is just so cute.

This is just so cute.

(Source: prismofreality, via recoveryisbeautiful)