Numbers 1 through 10


I have been sitting here for almost 4 hours, trying to write something. Anything. It doesn’t need to be a blog, it doesn’t need to be a song – but could I just find the right words to communicate something? My creativity seems to have ground to a halt.

However, here is what I know today:

1) I am incredibly happy to see fall attire showing up in department stores and boutiques. I have not had expendable income for some time, and so I don’t expect that I’ll be getting my grubby little mitts on any new clothes anytime soon. But just the sight of light-weight sweaters, muted colors, and “transition pieces” gives me hope that the autumn is (slowly, painfully) on its way. THANK YOU GOD.

2) The other day, I found myself casually chatting with Kix Brooks about his recent experience running with the bulls. A few hours later, I baked cookies for the ex-cons across the street. When I moved here, there was no way for me to know what sorts of people would be brought into my life. But I have been delightedly surprised by the variety.

3) There are billboards next to the Nashville Zoo boasting “Tim Macaw!” and “Zebra McEntire!”

4) I have not been to Seattle for over 3 months now, which is the longest in 8 years I’ve gone without a visit. I have no current plans for a visit, and no resources to make a trip happen. It makes me so sad, especially when I think of breathable air. I have to live there again at some point. When it comes down to it, Seattle is home. Seattle will always be home.

5) I am grateful for my little buddy’s life, and hopeful for his future.

6) I have another show lined up for next week – which means that I’d better get busy practicing my guitar. I can’t play the same songs again! Oh, the stress…

7) Are my brother and sister-in-law rocking the house these days, or what?

8) I am feeling ready to end my much-longer-than-anticipated stint as The Temptress. But I will only take another job if it’s a good fit. Does anyone want to hire me? I’m like a Swiss Army Knife – I can do whatever you need me to do.

9) Sarah came and got her bed yesterday, so I am reduced to sleeping on an air mattress (not this one) until further notice. It’s not so bad. It’s like fancy camping. This morning, I drank my coffee in bed while watching an episode of “Felicity” on my laptop. So, really fancy camping.

10) I really love horses. I think that most little girls go through a “horse phase” – usually sometime between the “doll phase” and the “boy phase.” I went through the “boy phase,” and am weirded out to say that I THINK I CAME OUT OF IT. No more “boy phase” – too much drama. Back to horses.



  1. Marijke on July 17, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    You were up. Watching an episode of Felicity. BEFORE you had to go to work???

    I’m lucky if I manage to get dressed and brush my teeth before I go to work.

    Also, I CANNOT believe you’re longing for fall. In fact, it makes me angry. I’m still wondering when my summer is going to begin. (Probably this weekend, when I visit MN and temperatures actually top 70…)

  2. rachel rianne on July 17, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    in coolness,
    most of the time,

    horses > boys.

    i totally agree.

  3. Julianne on July 17, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    I agree with marijke’s comment…longing for fall already? When is it going to get hot? Last night we had friends over for a BBQ and I noticed that we were all sitting outside with long pants and long sleeved shirts IN MID JULY! And we talked about how nice it is to not have to bundle up to be outside. Where do I live? Yeah, I’m not ready for fall yet…especially because fall here lasts for 2 weeks, and then it’s straight into winter…okay, trying not to be bitter.

    And yes, your brother and sister-in-law are definitely rocking the house. I love that a bride and groom went to the carnival and went on all the rides–I thought I was bold just for riding a canoe and climbing an old lifeguard tower in my dress. And I want Jeremy and Ashley to take pictures of my kids when I have them–can you pull some strings?

    And, really, I should be working…so, I need to go…because so far today, I’ve had a two hour coffee break and lunch.

  4. dc on July 17, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    If you’re ever in the northwest and need a horse fix, I can hook you up. :)

    Oh, and boys? Please. Quality girls like you need a MAN.

    a cowgirl you’ve never met :)

  5. Lyla on July 17, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    I was ABOUT to go to the bank and then I clicked on the link for your brother and sister-in-law’s page. 4o minutes later, I’m going to the bank. LOL They are amazing photographers.

  6. bec on July 17, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    you can be the horse woman.
    i’ll be the dog woman.
    and sarah can be a nurse.

    and boys can eat my lie-ver.

  7. erin castioni on July 17, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    you might regret that “no more boys… back to horses” comment when you get some freaks googling some creepy combination of “horse boys” stopping by your page. Just sayin.

  8. Isaiah Kallman on July 17, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Yes! Camping for life. It’s been nine months and I wonder when I’ll sleep on a bed of my own again.

  9. Allie, Dearest on July 17, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    I don’t know how you love Seattle so much. It must be something very special inside of you because whenever I think of Seattle, really bad feelings rise to the surface. It’s sooooo not my home.

    I love horses, too. There’s a place to rent them about two hours away at Fall Creek Falls, but nobody has been willing to go with me. Wanna, wanna?

  10. Sarah Kate on July 17, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    I so hate that I had to take the bed back…and I’m leaving. Horrible, Horrible friend.
    Oh, and if I haven’t mentioned it, I LOVE your bro and sis in law’s photography.

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