Wednesday, May 11, 2016

busy times.

May is the busy time at work. Nonstop running and hoping to stay on top of everything. Today was my one day off so I took some time to have some puppy therapy time with my puppy brother Clancy. He's all sort of energy and will not cuddle, except when you sit on the back steps of my moms house. Then he wants to sit on your lap and cuddle. I'm hoping this visit will keep me in a calm state of mind through the next few wacky and stressful weeks. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Adventures in Snapchat

So I have finally ventured into the world of snapchat. More shocking is that I'm really enjoying it now that I understand how the app actually works!
I was very anti snapchat but then our dance company had a show and my fellow company members brought me into the land of snap. 
 I do tend to grab a ton of images because I'm a photo hoarder. Luckily my friends are used to this already. Here are some my my favorites so far. 

 Most are from our recent company show and some encouraging words. I am slowly catching up with this thing called technology. 
If you want to add me, feel free. Lots of pictures of my feet and coffee. 

Maybe I will see us in snapland!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015


So the decor in our apartment is kind of like the inside of my head. Things everywhere, no real theme. We are always on the lookout for new and interesting art for our living room wall. A few weeks ago we found the most amazing picture at a goodwill. We were looking at the art and I had picked up a large heavy gold sculpture to which the boy immediately shut me down. He was right to do so, we don't really have room for sculptures in our apartment. Then I walked by a large framed piece and was in awe. It's just amazing. I'll just show you...

Yep. Amazing. It's painted on fabric and has embroidered accents. It looks like Wes Anderson created it, in fact he might gave, who really knows. I already named the one on the right Steve. We're still searching for a name for the one on the left. And it was only $3.18. I don't think I will ever find a better deal.

I'll eventually show our almost finished living room wall so you can see its home. For now I'm searching for a name for the left otter and am wondering where this could have come from. I can only imagine the reality of its creation is amazing.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014- some memories.

2014 was not my favorite year but it had some great moments. Here are a few.

Went with some friend to the Boston Science Museum for a scavenger hunt mystery. We lost but it was a blast.

Went snowshoeing for the first time.

I got to see synchronized swimming live for the first time. It was fantastic. I fell in love with it because of Esther Williams when I was 8 years old. I was a strange kid.

Froze at the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. We go every year and it's a huge deal in our area. I don't remember it EVER being that cold for a parade before. But we made it until the end of the parade. Gotta love New England weather.

Clancy kept growing and is insanely busy. All The Time.

I got to go to obedience school with my mom and Clancy. Turns out I'm a terrible influence on him.

Read a ton of books on the sun whenever I could.

Had some fun times at work.

Did some fancy hairdos.

Clancy got his big boy ruff.

Went to the Big E.

Carved a pumpkin for the first time in over a decade. His name was Gordon.

Went to a beautiful wedding for friends and it was lovely and perfect.

Performed in the ArtWalk in town doing a day of the dead dance. It was an incredible experience. The cast and choreographer were fantastic and we had live musicians and our singer had a voice from beyond. I want to follow her around just in hope of hearing her sing again. I was very lucky and loved the experience.

I got to kitty sit for my brother when he went on vacation. That's Boston and below is Shelby. They're total sweethearts. Boston really missed my brother though and kept dragging his work pants around the apartment.

Shelby always looks concerned.

Eclipse Dance Company (the contemporary dance company I'm a member of) had our own performance and it was unlike anything we've ever done before. It was set in an art gallery and we danced with the crowd and they went where we danced (for the most part). It was a really interesting experience, and I hope we get to do the show again sometime. It kicks my ass but feels fantastic. We also have made #eclipseontour ours. It's pretty funny and reflects our adventures pretty accurately.

I went to New York to see the windows with my mom (we go every year) and we brought my brothers very sweet girlfriend with us. We walked over 10 miles and had a blast.

Christmas was lovely, we don't spend a ton of time together as a family so it's nice to be with each other. This is my adorable grandpa feeding Clancy people food on the sly.

Went out with the boy and his best friend for our annual drink beer and play keno night. We all lost, but the people watching was fantastic.

Celebrated New Years in style.

With the boy.

Playing with fire. No one was harmed.

Peace out 2014. Welcome 2015.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kitty Sitting

My baby brother went on vacation which left me to watch the kitties! Since I'm not allowed pets in my apartment (I am also not allowed to get one until I can keep a plant alive for a year, 2 months down, 10 to go!) I am always excited to take care of the animals in my family. The top picture is Shelby, she's a shy sweetheart who was found alone outside at 4 weeks old. My brother has had her since then and she's grown quite a bit but is still wary of everything.
The fellow below is Boston. He thinks he's a dog and loves attention, he responds to his name and runs through the house like he weighs fifty pounds.
He also loves to sit on legs so you can't leave. Ever.

He also loves to shove his head under the couch and enjoy the heat from the vent under the couch. He stays like this hours.

Sweet Shelby trying to sleep while I take photos of her. She's very patient with me.

She finally tuned me out.

Boston putting up with me and the camera.

Long cat.

Shelby always looks concerned when I come up the stairs. I'm not sure if she thinks I'm going to pick her up or fall down the stairs.

I hope he goes on vacation again so I can watch the babies again.
I'll also gave a Clancy update soon.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pumpkin Party.

We had a gathering a few weeks ago to pick and carve pumpkins. I love pumpkin anything, but I haven't carved pumpkins in decades. It was way more fun than I remember. We went to a local farm and found our pumpkins there, and some bunnies, which I was not allowed to take home.

The boy in the stand.

So many pumpkins to choose from.

Finally found one of mine.

The stand was adorable and the woman that runs it is charming and sweet. I will be going back soon for other fruits and vegetables.

This is grandpa bunny. He was rescued and is massive, he also loved me.

This guy also wanted me to take him home.

Our posse wandering out into the fields.

Then the carving began.

I couldn't get the tip off my pumpkin so the boy gad to help me out.

So many pumpkin guts.

I went with a classic type pumpkin. Jo made a kitty and the boys put me to shame.

Gordon complete.

All of our pumpkins.

All lit up.

We need to make this a tradition. So much fun and now we have pumpkin seeds for months.