Pictures Of Things + Le Love List

February 19th, 2015 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

flying on my feet


This was a week of sentimental synchronism. A nostalgic sort of week, indeed.

This was the week that I introduced Waits to Nirvana (he dug it – smart kid), and the week that Jeremy and I stayed up late singing and dancing to all our favorite 90s songs.

Also the week that I reconnected with not one, but TWO separate exes, completely coincidentally, just 3 days apart. And I mean exes from *way* back, men I haven’t seen in nearly a decade, or longer. Wild, guys. WILD.

Nostalgic. Sentimental. This has been a week of looking back over my life, and my goodness there’s been so very much of it, and just sort of marveling over the many, many, many experiences that lie beneath my skin. I have lived a *lot*. I have packed it in.

And I’m doing good, I think.

And looking forward to so much more. My life these days:

hug a cow

We took a trip to The Gentle Barn. Because sometimes you just need to hug a cow, amiright? (This is Faith, and she came to the farm while she was losing her eyesight. Blind Faith, ya know? She’s the sweetest.)

first strawberries
The first strawberries of the season showed up in my CSA box!

ex 1
This is Sam. I loved Sam when I was a teenager, but I consider him my first “adult” relationship. Sam gave me a job after I’d dropped out of high school and run away from home, working in his little record/rave shop. He helped me out a lot when I was in a pretty bad place, and kept me from going further down a dark hole. I hadn’t seen Sam in over a decade, and it was *amazing* to catch up again after so much life had gone by. He’s in LA now, still producing music. Living his dream. And yes, I am 6’1”, which would make him roughly 6’11”. Just in case you were wondering (people usually ask).

music kiddos
And this is Lotus, his daughter. She was born the day before Waits, and how is that for a happy coincidence?! These two got along like peas and carrots.

catching rain drops
Earlier in the week, it rained. So rare in California these days. We tried to drink it right out of the sky.

in a bee hive
And we took a trip to the Natural History Museum, and found our way inside a beehive. So fun!

ex 2
This is Brent. I loved Brent for a long time, but that seems like a lifetime ago. Late teens and into my early 20s. And when we broke up, he moved to New York to follow his dreams. Which is the last place I saw him, 9 (?) years ago. And now, many years later, he’s a staff writer for Gizmodo/Gawker (living the dream) and back in California. All of the pictures we took are of us mugging, making silly faces. Seriously. Couldn’t get a single freakin’ straight one, haha.

acai bowl
This acai bowl was swimming in hemp seeds. Like they should be. ♥

valentinemy valentine

I said yes ♥

my him
This is Jeremy. I adore him. I love him with every little piece of me. He is my present, and my future. And I am so lucky.


Alright now y’all, let’s stop for a moment to think about all the amazing simple, small things that we have to be grateful for. It’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!

Being able to be friends with my exes. ALL of them. It always surprises me that most folks don’t maintain relationships with the people they’ve loved. I always do. I guess that’s just the way I am, and I’m glad for it. // Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion tea. // Cracking Waits up – getting him to laugh so hard he can barely breath. // My dad went to India and brought me back an entire bag of bulk spices, oooooooohmigod. // An evening of dinner and dancing to live music (lots of dancing!), with with my little mister. // Spring. It’s all around me here, blooming my flowers and sprouting fresh buds on dried vines . . . and bolting my dang broccoli! But I love it. Bring on the spring. // My super awesome mama friend has designed a “dry ranch mix”, 100% organic and gluten-free of course. And as one of the official recipe testers (those were FUN parties!), I can say with complete confidence that this is absolutely delicious! Just add vegan mayo + mylk! Available now on Etsy. // Looking back. I like to look back, and I always have. Peering into the past to revisit distant bits of the life I’ve lived – this life I’ve chosen. I guess I’m just a sentimental person, that way. I like to look back.

And forward.


Alright my dears, now it’s your turn! Please tell me what you’re loving lately, and leave your list in the comments below, so that everyone can read and share in all the love around us!

And as always, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

♥ ♥ ♥

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