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    it’s a list thing.

    …browsing my google reader on saturday morning, I came across xanthe’s post. um yeah, I love lists! so I clicked over to the blog. and of course I was immediately drawn in. as much as I love making lists, I also love reading other people’s lists. yep, I’m in. my first list is posted here (and shown on the left); love how pretty they made it from my simple email submission. won’t you consider playing along, too?

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    eight things.

    …yep, eight! carole’s busy this week :-). I just bought these journaling cards for project life. and I thought it would be good to blog something to help me get caught up (yep, nearly four weeks behind – yikes!). of course pre-PL I would’ve blogged about this sort of thing anyway, so here goes! eight things making me really happy right now: thanks, martha! (this is my bandit – #1) 1. martha was on hand this afternoon to photo my just-finished bandit (I do think it turned out great…and I love it!) 2. the +5 hour time difference with sara (now in oxford til early august) actually works … she sends…

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    currently.

    …loving: ♥the crepe myrtle blooms in our yard (hot pink and pale purple so far). ♥ late evening light. ♥ la croix orange. ♥ big hoop earrings (with curly hair). ♥ katie & rob living close enough to come for dinner (and go home after). ♥ sara’s blog posts. and flickr feed. ♥ milton pilates (pilates, barre and zumba!). ♥ running my 3.6 mile route in 38 minutes (5 less than it took when I started running again back in april). ♥ lululemon (katie warned I’d get addicted. she was right. as usual). ♥ kirkland cotes du rhone ($6.99 a bottle is hard to beat). ♥ full knitting classes on…

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    10 good things about coming home from a vacation.

    …she’s back! and I can only imagine that today’s topic means she might need a little convincing about being home again. I know the feeling, having come home twice this month from short little trips away. the first few days back are alway too hectic…but no matter what, I’m always glad to be home. see #1 below – marc’s welcome home from my most recent trip 1. 99% of my trips are without marc so coming home means seeing him. 2. sleeping in my own bed. 3. drinking good coffee from my coffee pot. sure, other places have good coffee and sometimes it’s even great coffee. but even so, it’s…

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    10 things I love about our weekend away in beaufort.

    …carole is enjoying a vacation from her blog this week, but I’m fresh from a long weekend away in beaufort and thought it would be fun to share 10 things I love: karen, polly and me at dinner sunday night (you can see all the photos from this year here) 1. my sister and I share the driving; she drove down and I drove home. great for knitting (I started and knit about half the leg of a my first traveling sock). and for making sure we photo the state welcome signs. 2.  the weekend runs from meal to meal. you know, where we spend time at breakfast talking about…

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    feel beautiful.

    …I bought new jeans on saturday. I left the house in a pair of jeans that were uncomfortably tight, thinking if I had time, I’d stop and buy some that fit. and wear them out of the store. luck was with me. I had a few minutes and jeans were on sale at white house black market and ann taylor. I bought four pair (yikes!!) and walked out of ann taylor wearing new jeans. that fit…whew!! but it was the bag from white house black market that caught my eye today (when I finally put away my saturday purchases). on both ends it says “feel beautiful”. I love that. because…

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    I loved today.

    even though I …cleaned for three hours. …missed a meeting with our wachovia financial team. …ate dinner by myself. because I …woke up at 4:40 am without an alarm (welcome back ME from the pacific time zone!!) …walked dark early with vanessa and talked about books and bible study and play dates and who knows what else. it was dark. and early 🙂 …walked another mile in the park with holly. …have clean sheets and a clean bathroom. …wrote three postcards. …babysat the at&t repairmen and hopefully got our uverse installation fixed for good. …crossed off a few more items on my weekly to-do list. …finished a wonderful book. …took…