I’m still around. Life is busy. I’m longing for warmer weather. It’s on the way, so i hear.
It’s no secret that i love Halloween. For the last few years, i’ve been also loving all the festivities associated with Dia de los Muertos, as strange as it seems. I like that there’s a day to remember the loved lost. And if i were in a bigger city, it’d be pretty cool to take part in city-wide festivities that celebrate Day of the Dead and All Saints Day. A few years ago, i set up a small altar and this year, i’ve done the same. I hope you take a moment to remember your loved lost today, and i hope you enjoyed your Halloween. I made some stabbingly delicious red velvet cupcakes and played with makeup. Oh, and i guess we can now say it’s November. Oh, how time flies.
I can’t believe it’s been 2.5 months since i’ve posted. Life happened. Changes happened. Changes are still happening. Isn’t life always changing, even if you think it isn’t? I’ve moved. Just in town but still. I’ve been through a breakup. I’ve been through a heartbreak, at least that’s how it feels. I’ve been working a lot. I’ve been emotional. My body is changing. My mind is changing. The seasons are changing. Everything in my life – i feel like it’s changing. Some days, i don’t know how to deal with it. Others i’m smiling. I’m learning to live alone again. I haven’t done much of that in the last few years. I’m learning it’s okay to be alone. I would lie to you if i said it wasn’t hard. I am as independent as they come yet i have issues with being alone. Explain that to me. I ponder a lot. I worry a lot. I think a lot. And shouldn’t. As it just makes it worst most times. Sometimes i feel like i’m yelling and no one hears me. Other times i want to yell at someone just to have my voice heard. I wish life didn’t have these ups and downs but we all know life isn’t rainbows and butterflies. There are ups. There are downs. I know i’ll be okay in the long run but lately it just feels like time is standing still. Either that or it’s running away from me as fast as possible.
Hello Sweet World! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was a blast. We went to a local festival in the mountains of Virginia called FloydFest and it was exactly what i needed. Good music, good food and a good time. While i’m finishing up the trip here, i thought i’d share the last of the photos from my trip to Austin, Texas. So, here goes!
I haven’t taken many photos yet here in the ‘ol Commonwealth, but i thought i’d share just a few so far. For those who don’t know, Sheetz is a convenience store/gas station chain here in the mid-atlantic and has made to order food and coffee. I miss it greatly. It’s pretty bad when one can miss a gas station for it’s food. That’s how bored i am with the food where i live. Other than that, my mom has the prettiest blue hydrangeas in her backyard. And i finally made it in a local vintage/antique warehouse that i’ve been wanting to check out for years. It’s pretty cool and has lots of stuff for those vintage remodels. Have a great weekend, Sweet World! Do something fun!
Here’s just a few things i’ve been up to lately…..
What have you been up to lately, Sweet World?
Austin was the coolest city. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and wish it would’ve been longer, despite the fact that i had a horrible head cold. The pressure my head and ear felt on the plane was not a fun experience, but it was worth it. The working the night before and being awake for 32+ hours on Friday to meet my brother there – also worth it. I highly recommend a trip there if you haven’t been. There’s so much to see and do. So much food to eat. Yum. You must go. And that’s an order. 😉
I finally had a chance to get some film developed and these photos are from my ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ La Sardina lomography camera. The first two times i felt like a dummy because i didn’t twist the lens far enough to hear the ‘click’ for the camera to work so the first two rolls didn’t turn out. But third time’s the charm! I like the photos ok, but i want something brighter. I think i may have to try some lomo film sometime soon. Do you have any experience with lomography film, Sweet World?