random gratefulness...

thanksgiving is over...
but in the spirit of thanksgiving,
here is a very random list of things
that i have recently been
thankful for...

  • my family and friends
  • a warm cozy orange house
  • fall leaves
  • dirt roads
  • marshmellow bananas
  • 3 day old chicken fricot
  • tylenol
  • youtube yoga videos (especially those specific to calming raging headaches)
  • hot apple cider
  • pjs with feet
  • maple french toast bagels
  • trips to moncton to see my girl
  • jasmine thomspon
  • hazelnut cream candles
  • secret weddings
  • tragically hip
  • a huge flock of geese that flew right towards my window at work
  • pigs
  • judge judy
  • tomato soup with basil
  • getting lost on dirt roads and finding my way out of trails in the woods
  • sugar doughnuts
  • forehead kisses
  • the song emma wrote
  • polka dot rain boots
  • people so sweet and supportive at the bullet journal session i did
  • watching almost famous again
  • that campbell knows all the words to tiny dancer
  • talking to my mom on the phone
  • bonecrushing hugs
  • early morning mist in the fields

friday i'm in love... (& where i pause for a short station identification break)

i have not been here in a while...
has been busy...
a little downright crazy
between work and weddings,
editing and driver's licenses and signing forms...
planning for thanksgiving
and birthday parties for an almost 17 year old
grad photos
and answering emails...
life has been

but fall is here
and with it,
i always feel a renewed sense
of creativity mixed with a strong need for
some very serious
down time...
i'm almost at the end of
my wedding season
(my last wedding season, though that
still seems weird to say)
and the chill in the air
makes me want to curl up with books and movies and new music
hot chocolate
and fuzzy slippers
and hibernate
for a bit.

{winter is my true introvert season
but it starts off gradually in the fall...
there are signs...and symptoms...}

but it's friday and i'm in love with all of these good things -