23 March 2010

Recently, I put away all of my skinny clothes...

I won't need them until October anyway so what's the point of cluttering my closet with them right?

Now I have a new kind of clutter in the closet...

All these empty hangers!

My mom is so jealous right now...

12 March 2010

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

Today, Moses and I pulled out some Spring decorations and found ourselves a little surprise...

Yes lovies, apparently we weren't very thorough when putting them away last year, for that is a very old real egg.

I'm amazed that it didn't break in the decoration box and poison us at some point. That would have been splendid.

11 March 2010

Time Will Tell

Last night, Jesse and I watched 'The Time Traveler's Wife.'

It was really a waste of time and I saw way too many naked bums, but it caused me think...

And boy do I have a lot to think about lately.

At first I silently wished to myself that I could see my future

...just a little peak...

But I swiftly thought further and then better...

I am content to wait. In fact, I am happy to.

I just know that if I were ever to glimpse any part of the future;

I would never be satisfied.

I would always want to see further.

I would never be happy with the outcome.

I would always want

That's just my nature.

I resolved to do my best, and encourage those around me to do the same. As long as I put forth an honest effort, I will always be content with the outcome...even if it takes a creative angle to see the good.

Suddenly I felt peace...

And let myself forgot about all those things I've been thinking about lately.

08 March 2010

What I learned from a box of Ramen Noodles

Today Jesse and I shared the last Ramen packet from this one and a half year old box of Ramen.

I see this box as a manifestation of the growth that my marriage to Moses has experienced.
Almost exactly a year and a half ago, when Jesse and I were newly married (about three weeks), we made our first trip to the grocery store together as married ducks...

I went with Jesse to make sure he got the right items.

Jesse went with me to make sure I didn't spend too much money.

Jesse had just spent two years on the meager diet of oatmeal, breakfast burritos, spaghetti, mac and cheese, whole milk, and food from the girls apartment downstairs. He hadn't spent more than fifteen dollars on groceries a week. He was very proud of himself, and assumed that we were going to pick up the five ingredients that his weekly diet required and maintain his cheap streak.

I was ready to assume my position as "Domestic Goddess" and had no intention of eating breakfast burritos or spaghetti ever again.

We both had different, yet admirable agendas, however, due to assumptions on both parts, we led each other right to one of our first major spats. It was epic.
We couldn't agree on an appropriate grocery budget

We couldn't agree on
a definition of a "healthy" diet

and we couldn't agree to disagree.

Finally, I approached Moses with a proposition. I would buy a selection of highly inexpensive lunch and snack options so that the only meal that would cost any sum of consequence would be Dinner. I would also learn to plan ahead, bargain shop, and price match like a champ. In exchange for my efforts, I was to be able to buy whatever foods I deemed necessary for improving my cooking skills and filling myself with a healthy variety of foods.

We also agreed not to go grocery shopping together again for a very long time.
I headed out to the store and picked up the items that I needed, along with this box of Ramen.

As our financial situation improved, so did our selection of midday snacks, and the Ramen was put up in the deepest corner of the darkest cupboard.
We still don't go grocery shopping together if we can help it, but on the whole, all other aspects of our marriage have improved tremendously, and we are happier for it.

And all thanks to a little box of Ramen.

04 March 2010


By Jean Little

Today I will not live up to my potential.

Today I will not relate well to my peer group.

Today I will not contribute in class.
I will not volunteer one thing.

Today I will not strive to do better.

Today I will not achieve or grow enriched
Or get involved.

I will not put my hand up even if the teacher is wrong
and I can prove it.

Today I might eat the eraser off my pencil.

I'll look at the clouds.
I'll be late.
I don't think I'll wash.


01 March 2010

Fat Lady On a Bed

Today I spent all morning studying for another stats test...(I'm not so sure about this one).

Jesse came in with the camera and snapped this shot.

It reminds me of those TLC documentaries of ten million pound people

...laying in their bed all day everyday

...surrounded by used dishes

...only getting up to take potty breaks.

Moral of the story:

Studying will eventually lead to "Fat Lady On a Bed" Syndrome.