Friday, February 22, 2013

{abner & the volcanic crater of free time}

Photobucket I've been distracted. I've been working more, filling out applications for exciting events, booking flights, having crazy ideas, keeping secrets, running around, having adventures, putting myself out there, doing scary things, enjoying the hilarity and awkwardness and challenges and just trying to keep that dang kitchen clean in the midst of all of it.

The kitchen is the messiest room in the house, always. You eat a bagel and suddenly there's a stack of dishes and spaghetti sauce running down the front of the fridge and, like, living things under the sink. I don't know how it happens.

But this morning I woke up and found some plans suddenly switched and a spare chunk of time opening up before me like a yawning volcanic crater in an apocalyptic movie. I jumped in with no hesitation. I put on some coffee. I put on some music. I read some blogs I've been missing. I drew a picture of a dinosaur on post-it notes and named him Abner: King of First Impressions and Crokinole.

I still have lots to do today, and I will get around to it in exactly nine minutes. But this is so, so nice.

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  1. Abner and I should become friends.

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  2. I love unexpected free time. And I like Abner, too!

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    1. mmhm! unexpected being the key word. like when you think a day is going to be crazy busy and then just one thing gets cancelled...ahhhhhh....

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  3. Crokinole is the BEST!
    - Erika

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    1. i agree. we have a board, come play it with me sometime!

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  4. Can I just come, like, live in your house? And hang out with you?

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  5. Yeah, free time. Kinda scary sometimes. I hear ya. Good for you for tackling the kitchen, girl!

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    1. haha ughhhh the kitchen. it already needs tackling again.

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  6. Goodness! I've been like that! The scary things, running around, secrets part. Feels good to have some out in the open like the new blog! That was a tough one to keep. Booking flights sounds fun! Now I'm curious where you are going and also why you saw Bob Saget because you know...that's cool. Glad you got a good relax day. And Abner reminds me of Albie, the one from Flight of the Concords. But Abner sounds nicer. ;)
    xo, Amy
    hearttoshutter.com
    (formerly girlcalledbeloved.com)

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    1. haha albie the racist dragon! funny. maybe they're cousins?

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  7. So since you commented on my blog over the weekend, I'm taking it as a personal compliment that you have been missing my blog. Yay. <3

    Also - what is the DEAL with mess in the kitchen?! It's uncontrollable.

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    1. haha, i have been awwwwful at commenting lately. but i'm allllways reading...
      creepy.

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  8. This is the thing. I love to write. lovelovelovelovelove. Not that I am good at it. But I love it. And sometimes, sometimes I read your blog and am just so awed by your writing. You are good at it, this blogging thing. Yes, indeed. Very good at it. Just saying.

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    1. aw, you're so sweet. and you ARE good at writing. i wouldn't read your blog if you sucked at it. :)

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