one of my all-time favorite winter songs.
ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. if your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life."
wu men, translated by stephen mitchell
so this is an actual text conversation i had this afternoon with a guy i’ve been trying to shake for the past few weeks, but he just would not get the hint. we hit it off initially, went out once, conversation became completely sex-driven + i was over it.
he continued his texts every few days, and while i should have just told him i wasn’t interested then, i was still feeling him out. until the day he sent a selfie of himself sitting at his desk, at work. completely unprovoked. i was so tempted to send the chloe picture then, but i held off + just didn’t respond.
today i felt the urge to cut ties, let him know i didn’t see this going anywhere, wish him well, etc. his response [we never had a convo about christmas cards] brought the chloe face reaction yet again, and after clearing it with the select few who are in on my dating stories, sent the picture. and have not heard a word from him since, which is a christmas miracle in + of itself.
so it’s been decided, i’m using her more often in this type of situation.
but isn’t finding the perfect gift for a friend or family member
just the absolute best feeling in the whole wide world?!
this week/weekend was
for doing things a little different + driving to beautiful beaufort, sc to spend thanksgiving with my brother, his wife, their daughter, my little sisters, and jt. it was for wearing our mudder gear when we arrived to greet sam, since he couldn’t run it with us. it was for early morning family runs + all the board games. for pizza parties + an amazing thanksgiving spread, courtesy of our sister-in-law. all the desserts + football games. it was for an afternoon spent in downtown beaufort + an evening at the drive-in movie theater watching frozen. for all the laughs + catching up on each others lives. photo ops + hugs goodbye before heading to our respectable towns. it was for a sunday morning run + coffee with the last piece of pumpkin pie.
it was such a needed few days away, spent with a handful of my favorite people in the world. so thankful for such an incredible family + support system.
oyster crackers + peanut butter
a slice of pumpkin pie
all the coffee
a strong contender for the most random breakfast ever.
hard to believe we’ve begun the last month of the year,
let’s make it a good one — full of love + good cheer.