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Another Monday snuck up on me. I need to get better defenses against these beasts.

tree mosaic

I’ve become quite fond of snapping photos while Matt is driving us around. Above is a mosaic of some of my recent tree photos all taken with the iPhone from a moving vehicle.

Weeds should fear me.

Spring is finally kicking in around here. Yesterday the sun was shining and it was in the 70s. Iggy and I spent the afternoon outside. I pulled weeds while he supervised. I’m not sure which one of us was happier to be outside without wearing a winter sweater – probably Iggy.

I bought a wire topiary form a few summers ago at a flea market. I thought “I can make a topiary – It’ll be great!” Then it sat for far too long. Yesterday I repotted my ivy and finally started it on the form. I was shocked when I took my ivy plant down from the kitchen window sill. It was probably 5 feet long! I did my best to start it on its topiary journey. Once it fills in a bit, I might snap a photo and share.

It feels good to get things moving. I feel I’m in a bit of a rut lately. Most work days I have very little energy and motivation. But I have been reading. I’m on my 9th book of 2011 (2 were graphic novels). I’m going to try and make a conscious effort to draw more and write more blog posts. I hope you’re ready.

Take care and be well.

#dailyarsenal journal, book, notebook for book notes, marker, pen, pencil

A month has passed me by and I haven’t shared any of my dragon-slaying adventures. Okay – I don’t really slay dragons. But I do consider deadline days (every Tuesday, every other Friday and the occasional triple week) a mythical beast that needs to be destroyed so my sanity can recover before the next great battle. My armor is usually a t-shirt over a long sleeve thermal and a hoodie. My weapons of choice vary week to week, often day to day. I think my hands have issues. I need the pen to feel right so I can attack the multi-headed deadline beast-of-evil properly. Have you dropped by the #DailyArsenal group on Flickr? We snap photos of what we use during a day and often share the same on Twitter and now even on Instagram. The more the merrier so feel free to join the fun!

My library trip

Matt and I recently enjoyed a trip to the library. I have a bad habit of grabbing too many books. I almost wonder if it’s an unspoken challenge my mind has with my body. “Let’s see how many you can carry before they spill all over the floor and you look like a klutz.” So far my body has held up it’s “No looking like an uncoordinated goof in public” vow. I’m very grateful.

I grabbed the bottom right book from the same section as “Feed”. They were on the “New Fiction” shelves. Then I wandered toward the Young Adult section and saw the bottom left book on the New Arrivals shelf. It’s basically the same cover image so of course I juggled the books in my arms to check – Yup, very similar and both about zombies. Yay zombies!

I started reading FEED by Mira Grant while Matt perused the movie section. It’s a really good read so far. I’m on page 200 or so. I like it. I’m a zombie fan. I can’t help it.

Speaking of zombies, those lovable reanimated corpses that try to eat your brains – I purchased DiySara.com. Okay so my new website isn’t a zombie because it’s not live yet but… it is trying to eat my brains. Oddly enough I find myself worrying more and more about it and doing less and less with it. Don’t fret though, I will get it up and running and eventually have all these posts moved over. I guess I’m putting too much pressure on myself. I’m good at that.

Someone doesn't want to get up.
I’ll close this out with one of my favorite Iggy photos from this past week. He did not want to get up Thursday morning and I can’t say I blame the pup. In all honesty, Iggy would happily sleep until after noon most days and forgo the morning potty outting. He’s such a character.

It’s getting late and I have much to do on my list. Thank you for dropping by and please take care.

Be well.