title free.

in the song closer by melissa ferrick, there's this line: "i imagine my brain looks like a carousel on fire".  that pretty much sums me up right now.  putting together a one topic, cohesive post is unrealistic at this current juncture.  so this is what you get today:

•this summer in april business is kinda weird.  i'm not complaining, just a little freaked out.  i'm not sure if the odd weather is to blame, but our tulips are starting to bloom.  the trouble is that they are only about four inches tall.

•i find personality tests fascinating.  and comforting.  it's as though they reassure me that other people think and behave as i do.  this morning i took the jung typology test.  my result was INFJ (introverted intuitive feeling judging), also summarized as the "counselor".  i find this to be an incredibly accurate summary of me; especially this passage:
"They are highly private people, with an unusually rich, complicated inner life. Friends or colleagues who have known them for years may find sides emerging which come as a surprise. Not that Counselors are flighty or scattered; they value their integrity a great deal, but they have mysterious, intricately woven personalities which sometimes puzzle even them [emphasis mine]."

i am working on a correspondence project.  i am making what could be called postcards and intend on catching up with some old friends.  wish me luck, as keeping in touch is not one of my strong points.

•how folks can justify spending more money on their wedding (which lasts approximately 5 hours) than they do on their vehicle (which hopefully will last more than five years) is a complete mystery to me. 

•i am very particular about how i like my grocery lists made.  i want the items to be in the order in which i will (generally) encounter them in the store.  due to this idiosyncracy, i am intrigued by grocerylists.org.  looking at other people's grocery lists is oddly interesting.  considering the fact that i often abandon my grocery list in the cart when unloading my bags into the car, the chances are pretty decent that one of my lists might be featured.


  1. The grocery list thing you get from your Dad. : )

    Whether one spends 5 times more on their wedding than on their vehicle is a choice. It is possible to have a beautiful, elegant wedding without spending a fortune. It's about sharing the day and gathering with those you love and who love you ... which can take place just about anywhere, serving just about anything and costing very little. Don't be influenced by the marketing "stats" or by others who have been. Follow your hearts.

    B R E A T H E.

    Much love to you both ~

  2. I love the way it says "orange drink" instead of "orange juice" on the list.

    Put effort into seeing your correspondence project through. You might be surprised at how appreciated a little note or picture can be.

  3. @MEinVA all in all, i think the whole wedding planning is pretty fun. it's only the budget part that gets crazy. we're pretty simple folk.
    (deep breath)
    @TMC orange drink...as if it's only the color that's important. it could taste like pee as long as it's orange.


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