September Confessions

#1 All I want to do is eat stacks and stacks of these blueberry pancakes from Snooze.

Snooze Pancake

Is that too much to ask?

#2 The whole right side of my body has been broken since March. Not literally broken, but enough so that I haven’t been able to go to yoga or ride my bike. I’ve been in physical therapy since June. The other day, the therapist told me my hips were out of alignment and that one of my legs was longer than the other. So he pulled it really hard (my leg, not my hip) and told me that he fixed it. I was very confused but it actually seemed to make my leg feel better so I’ll take it.  What did I do to my leg, you ask? I have no effin clue. The right side of my knee started bugging me a week before my birthday in March, and then my hip and lower back got all wonky, and then my calf started hurting and there you have it. I had an MRI on Friday (can we talk about how weird MRIs are?) and my doctor seems to think it’s ITBS. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m obviously 95.

#3 Jeff and I went on an epic road trip last month, covering 15 states in 15 days, and I’ve decided that we need to live everywhere. Especially Colorado. 


#4 I don’t like Pumpkin Spice Lattes. There. I said it.

#5 I don’t care about the new iPhone. There. I said another thing. 

#6 I bought a pumpkin squash yesterday. Jeff says that all pumpkins are squash but not all squash are pumpkins. Therefore I’m not allowed to call our round, orange thing a pumpkin because technically it’s a Kikuza Squash. Whatever that means.  It looks like a pumpkin to me.


#7 I kind of can’t believe that Jeff and I have been together for nine years. Nine. Years. He sent roses to my office on Tuesday and on Friday evening I braved rush hour on the metro to carry them home.  Part of being a little socially awkward means I never really know what to say or do when someone compliments me on something that I had absolutely no part in creating. Am I supposed to say thank you? I grew these myself.  Am I supposed to agree with them? Why, yes, these are beautiful roses. Am I supposed to just smile and nod?

Aslan Roses

Anyway, the roses made it home safe and sound.  Aslan likes to affectionately head-butt them and I just like looking at em. Here’s to another nine years!

#8 Today is my half birthday, which I’m going to celebrate because I’m 5 and life is short.

#9  All I’ve wanted to eat lately is cheese and chocolate. And pasta. And mashed potatoes. And peanut butter puffins. Not all together. That would be gross.


#10 Life has been hard lately, but I firmly believe that the best way out is always through.

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  1. I love that quote (and the photo you took and shared along with it on IG!) – it really is helpful for my heart to focus on that today. Thank you for sharing.

    Also – completely jealous of your AWESOME road trip. On my life list!

  2. You are HILARIOUS! I laughed so hard at the two “things” (I don’t care about the iphone either and pumpkin spice lattes…eh, I could take em or leave em) and I don’t know how to handle flower compliments either!!

    I hope the right side of your body comes around soon…sounds like zero fun! :/

    Have a great weekend!

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