In which I compare myself to a bear, a bunny, and a slug


Well, shoot.

I have been a horrible blogger, emailer, Facebooker, Instagrammer, and all around virtual presence lately.  It seems as though my Internet Self has opted for hibernation (the best part was the eating and eating and eating beforehand).

But it’s not as though my Internet Self is the Real Me, and the Real Me has been busy doing all sorts of things that are real – real like the Velveteen Rabbit.

For starters, I am working my fluffy cottontail off at my job.  Every day is a to-do list a mile long, and if you know me, you know that there is nothing I love more than taking a fat Sharpie and crossing off tasks.  I’m doing all sorts of things that I don’t know how to do, which forces me to just figure it out.  It’s challenging but fun, and I learn more every single day.

But remember when I was so excited to be wearing “actual outfits” to my new job?  The novelty has kind of worn off.  After about a month, I decided that none of my clothes were worth wearing, and the “actual outfits” started being the same 5 pieces in rotation.  I have so many clothes that I don’t wear (or that just shouldn’t be worn), and I’m feeling the need for a wardrobe overhaul.  I wish I had Kendi Everyday to help me.

Really.  Why can I not put together effortless outfits like her?  I do not have the spiritual gift of fashion.  I need serious help and skinnier thighs.

In other news, I mailed off my taxes, glory and amen.  Yes, I owed money.  But given that this was my most complicated financial year to date, the very fact that they’re finished is a victory.  (Of course, it should be mentioned that *I* did not do my taxes – my dad did them for me, and then sent them to me to sign.  I also wrote in my phone number, because I am the champion of doing my taxes.)

Speaking of money, remember how last month I paid off and destroyed my credit card?   Full steam ahead: I JUST PAID OFF MY CAR.  I wrote the final check this morning.  The deed is done.  I have ONE debt left – my student loans – and I’m all over it like a slug on wet pavement.

If I could wrap everyone up in a gigantic bear hug (after all, I HAVE been a hibernator)… I would.  This blog serves as a way to connect with some of my favorite people, and I miss you when I’m gone.  It just doesn’t feel right, you know?  Don’t forget about me, and I promise to not forget about you.



  1. Michael Rhyne on March 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Giant bearhug back to you! Because, well, I’m a giant teddy bear, and I really, really enjoy your music, your blog, and the light that shines through you from One who is greater than you and me. SO proud of you!!!

  2. DJ on March 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    I always enjoy reading your words.

  3. Little AP on March 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    You are fabulous. :) I second DJ; reading your words brings bunny-bear-slug-sized doses of happiness to my day.

  4. Kerry on March 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Now I know why I, too, cannot put together “effortless outfits.” I don’t have the spiritual gift of fashion!! It’s a perfect explanation! You always have the most consummate way of describing things. Count this as another jewel I’m stealing… ;)

  5. Carrie on March 22, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Spiritual gift of fashion-ha! that’s funny.
    I compared my breathing to a bear on my run yesterday and..I owe taxes this year too. congrats on paying off your car!

  6. Perry on March 22, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Speaking of your job…I bought a couple of Larabar bars today based solely on your enthusiastic endorsement! I’m going to have one for a snack today. :)

  7. jodie on March 22, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    who could forget about you?

    also, loved reading that little ditty about the slug on wet pavement. it made me smile. like, a real smile, not a metaphorical smile.

    you are the coolest.

  8. Emily on March 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Of course I won’t forget about you! I faithfully check every morning to see if there is a new word from my very favorite web-presence.

    I envy your closet, can I please have your cast-offs? I keep dreaming of a fashion overhaul, but have decided that this phase in my life with 10 children and my biggest daily accomplishment being getting in a workout, that my money is better spent elsewhere. But I keep dreaming…

    I do love making outfits, even if I don’t wear them daily. Can I please come shop with you?

  9. Marijke on March 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Well, I just miss you AND your blog.. But you don’t owe the internet a damn thing. :)

    PS I’m on the DR plan myself since last summer, down to just my student loans. Want to have a contest to see who can pay it off faster? I owe like 18K+. Haha.

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