Wednesday, August 18

So many things.



I'm in love with my nasturtium right now. The leaves are such a lovely green and the flowers are the perfect reds, yellows and oranges. They make me smile.

I'm also exhausted. It hasn't been a good week of sleep.

And I have so many posts in my head that I can't even find the time to write.

Posts about birthdays and decades and road trips and things that I love.

This week has totally gotten away from me (again) and we leave on our vacation soon so I don't know what I'll get done between now and then.

I was shocked over the weekend when I realized that our trip was coming up so soon. It's been something in the distant future for so long that somehow I seemed to forget that it would actually happen eventually.

I need to decide which cameras to take. How much film. Clothes to pack. Books to read. I am a planner and it does actually take me a week to pack. Will can pack the night before but not me.

On the book front, I'd like to take something kind of fluffy but not too fluffy to read by the pool. I'm talking fiction here. Any recommendations? My original plan was to take the new Bret Easton Ellis book with me. I mean, it would kind of be the perfect thing to read by the pool in Palm Springs, right? But when I went to buy it and saw that it's not very long, I decided that maybe I don't need to spend the money on the hardcover. A book that thin won't even last me through the first day. So I don't know what to take.

As for cameras, I am definitely taking the SX-70, the Holga, the Pentax K1000, the Polaroid Automatic 250 and the digital point and shoot. I am still debating about the DSLR. Sometimes I hate that I am always lugging so much stuff around on all our trips.

I can't wait to be on the road heading west, music turned up, windows down and nothing but desert ahead of us.

It's a break that we need. Will probably even more than me.

It's going to be good.

More soon.

P.S. I added a new bag to the Etsy shop today. It's the loveliest shades of green.


  1. i'd recommend any book by zadie smith. they're fairly lengthy but quite entertaining.

  2. That green bag if fantabulous!!!

    I'm so excited for your upcoming trip as well! We drove thru Palm Springs when we went to Joshua Tree - the desert out there is just breathtaking. I don't know about any of those cameras but as long as you take pictures and I get to see them, that sounds great!!

    I'm sorry sleep has been hard. I've been struggling getting to sleep...and then waking up. Sleeping in until almost NOON. wtf. School starts in 11 days so that is about to stop!

    Did you get to watch the first preseason game?

    Love you,


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