Just Her: writing prompts


Writing Prompt #1: Frustration
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There’s always a little bit of b.s. when you work in an office, stuck in a cubicle all day, answering to the (wo)man. Most days I sift through the b.s. and at the end of the day I can let it all roll off. Yesterday was, unfortunately, not one of those days. The issues of  the day had been building for awhile and it all came to a head with one mid-morning instant message. A message which I stared it in disbelief  and annoyance for an entire ten minutes before replying, “Okay.” What I really wanted to say was, “Seriously? When is ‘competency’ or ‘efficiency’ going to be a part of your vocabulary? Because I’ve had enough.

When I can feel my irritation mounting I usually put my headphones on or disappear to the bathroom for a bit. Yesterday I just logged off and left, telling my coworker that I needed to get out and would be back in a half an hour. I went and got some lunch at Subway where I sat and silently gave myself a pep talk. “You can do this. It’s a means to an end. Focus on the end. This isn’t going to be your life forever.”

I came back from lunch and gratefully accepted the sympathetic glances from my coworkers. They know. They’re right there with me. The last instant message of the day was the nail in the coffin. “You ready to go 40 hrs soon?” 

“Yep. Bring it on.”

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Her: Lately



reading   the sign and the seal: the quest for the lost ark of the covenant by graham hancock.
worried about   whether or not I’m making the right decisions about work and school.
missing   frequent visits from my sister and her cute kids.
creating   garland with bakers twine and washi tape.
hating   unnecessary anxiousness.
wondering   where we’ll be in the next year.
thankful for   stability-even if it does feel stagnant at times.
listening to   my mish mash playlist on spotify.
watching   the killing- a crime suspense show I found on netflix.
loving   getting to work early so I can leave early.
discovering   the art of living in the now.
waiting   for my project life supplies to arrive.
excited about   seeing one of my closest friends this weekend.
wishing   I was better at channeling my creative side.
searching for   more motivation.
craving   crepes with nutella.
enjoying   the early morning peace.


Her Weekend

…the late edition


Not many images this weekend. It was pretty quiet around here. From top to bottom- the daffodils were a gift from one of my first grade dance students, Henry and Ash so tired that they didn’t mind each others company, Saturday morning at Grounds, new gym shoes which we tried out on a long walk with Ash, went out to bring Henry in for bed and found him hanging out in my flower pot. Silly boy.

ps- Got to work by 7 this morning. If that’s not a miracle then I don’t know what is!

Had to Share


‘Faking’ gorgeous, thick crown molding- see how it’s done HERE
Cow Hollow Residence traditional kitchen
 Houzz.com: A great site if you’re looking for home inspiration. Browse homes by top designers and share building ideas with the Houzz community.

Two Year Old Jiver– I shared this on Facebook today but it’s just so dang cute that I had to share it with you too!

 Another video: Harvesting Honey. I’ve told you before about our friend that is a bee keeper by hobby. I’m really fascinated by it and the honey we got from him is delicious.  

Woven felt coasters- make your own!

My New Roots- my new favorite blog

One weekend-Two soups



We had some kale to use so on Friday I made Bean Soup with Kale. It was so good that we decided to make more soup for Sunday night’s dinner. The second time around Andy made Zuppa Toscano with Italian Sausage & Kale. Both were yummy and now we have leftovers to take to work for lunch this week. Soup was a good choice because it looks like we’re back to winter today! We woke up to a blanket of snow.

Have you made any good recipes lately?