meme

You know the one -- everyone's doing it.  You answer with just one word. . .
1. Yourself: clever
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): brilliant
3. Your hair: difficult
4. Your mother: generous
5. Your Father: patient
6. Your Favorite Item: necklace
7. Your dream last night: stressful
8. Your Favorite drink: cafe-au-lait
9. Your Dream Car: karmannghia
10. The room you are in: office
11. Your Ex: forgotten
12. Your fear: planes
13. What you want to be in 10 years? happy
14. Who you hung out with last night? shawn
15. What You're Not?  carefree
16. Muffins: chocolate
17. One of Your Wish List Items: art
18. Time: precious
19. The Last Thing You Did: work
20. What You Are Wearing: librarian-chic
21. Your Favorite Weather: humid
22. Your Favorite Book: marquez 
23. The Last Thing You Ate: cheese
24. Your Life: busy
25. Your Mood: unsettled
26. Your best friend: shawn
27. What are you thinking about right now? shawn
28. Your car: scion
29. What are you doing at the moment? typing
30. Your summer: short
31. Your relationship status: married
32. What is on your TV? nothing
33. What is the weather like? grey
34. When is the last time you laughed? earlier

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november rain

the last two weeks have been
horrendous. temple life has been tumultuous. and although i am normally
an exceptional compartmentalizer, all this turmoil has negated that
ability. sleeping is iffy. my stomach is a one giant nervous knot. i’ve
broken down in tears more times than i care to admit. yesterday seems
to have been a turning point. i’m not sure why. things just seem a
bit lighter today. a bit easier. i’m actually enjoying the work and
the company of my co-workers again.

and although I haven’t been
the most pleasant person to be around, life outside of work is good.
i got into a show that i’d been hoping to get into – and i just
need to make some bracelets for it which is fab. i have become one with
my sewing machine, checking gifts of my list left and right. two of
the gifts that terrified me the most because they were so far beyond
my skill level – done. (thanks teena again for teaching me to sew!)
shawn has been an angel. honestly. on what was one of the worst days
of my grown-up life I came home from work, 4 hours late, to find half
a burrito, a bowl of guacamole, chips, tequila and a bass – all for
me! he’s been kind, funny, patient and supportive when it comes to
everything but holiday decorations (that’s a topic for a future post)
- in short, he’s a rock star. syndy and colleen are back. teena and
i had a fun day of shopping last week and an entertaining night of buca
de beppo, poltergeist and home movies with shawn, phil, amanda and rj.
gram’s doing ok. monkey’s happy. i actually used my spa gift certificate,
got a haircut and saw cheryl. all is good in my little corner of the
universe. now if only it would stop raining. (holy long paragraph.)


I hope to start posting more
regularly now that things have settled down – although holiday madness
will set in soon. 13 baby/toddler hats to make. 10 kinds of cookies
to bake. an xmas day open house. and a new year’s party. so much for
sanity.
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all i want is what i have coming to me. all i want is my fair share.

dear santa/hanukkah harry,

its been a rough year. lots of drama and heartache. i've done the best i could. gutting houses in nola gets me some nice points right? and i'm not usually this explicit with my wintertime wants and desires but i figured it couldn't hurt. so here it is:

#1 - a gorilla slr tripod
#2 - subscriptions to selvedge (pricey but its like fabric porn) and craft (i have to admit that there weren't many projects in the first issue that i'd make, but i definitely found it inspiring)
#3 - gift certificates to purl soho or repro depot
#4 - any curster or black apple items
#5 - the ability to hibernate like a bear for the winter

that's it. i'm a simple girl with simple needs. hope the next few weeks aren't too crazy for you.

xo,
shana

p.s. oh and in case nothing here is inspiring you to lavish me with gifts, i also have an amazon wish list.

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