Tuesday, November 23, 2010

has it been a year?

spent the weekend in seattle with chris

madhatter - the vintage store that i work at

view from inside the café

la niña winter in b'ham

well well well....

i guess it has been a year since i have posted anything on the blog. pretty sure no one will be checking it any time soon haha.

still living in bellingham, still living on a 10 acre farm/homestead with the ellsworths. i love it here, i love this family, i love my life. some things are hard, but the hard stuff makes the great stuff worth it.

i have changed a lot since the move out west. i have made a point to work on things that i knew were hindering my spirit. it is crazy how much a little positive thinking can do! i have to work at it every day and it has been the most rewarding challenge. living in the now-ness. i feel happier and more connected than ever.

it is very cold here now. 7 degrees this morning. snow/wind/ice. we live in a cabin with minimal insulation and it is about the same temp inside as it is outside in the morning. lots of wood splitting/burning. having a wood stove is great, but it sure can get cold when it is not in use!

i am working at a vintage clothing store in the downtown area. i am currently writing from our fav coffee spot in town, espresso avellino. it is right next door to my work. corey is off kicking ass at a temp construction job down the street. he is a trooper; they have been working outside the past couple snowy days. i didn't plan on getting a job while out here, but it def has helped. i would have made a significant dent in my savings if i had not. now i am (slowly) able to save some money... at least for the trip back.

we are planning on heading back to atlanta this spring. not sure if we are detouring to any farms, but we will def be taking a scenic route. possibly route: idaho -> utah -> colorado -> nebraska -> iowa -> chicago!!!! to visit my family -> yada yada -> new york!!!! to visit our friends joe and lindsey. then east coast all the way. stop off in asheville (possible place to spend some time in the near future). i am really excited about getting back. i am really excited about getting some things started when i get back. been thinking about how cool it would be to start a small food co-op when i get back. it would be a lot of work. i am really just starting the most basic research involved, but i like how it is flowing so far. maybe first start out with a local produce stand. i have been hearing good things about how local/street food has been evolving in atlanta.

no idea where i will live or work when i get back. i'm sure i will spend some time at my mom's house at first. and couch-surfing wherever i am welcome of course (which i haven't done in years). hopefully i can find a job working outside. i also want to buy a drum set when i have settled in somewhere. i have been dreaming of learning how to play the drums for so long. it must happen now. corey has been making some great electronic music recently and watching him is such a great motivator.

can't wait to see my friends and family. i miss everyone so much. it has been only been a year, but sometimes i find it hard to remember my life in georgia. weird how time can do that. and pass by so quickly.

i will leave you with some new great music i have been listening to.

warpaint - the fool

this album just came out a month ago. four-piece all girl bad from la. really ambient, mellow, beautiful stuff. but some tracks make me want to dance. the girls have all been friends forever and they have a great dynamic. really enjoy this so far.

avey tare - down there

funky new album by avey tare (of animal collective). i think it is really fun and also makes me want to get down. i am excited that this album has more vocals.

blond redhead - penny sparkle

just started listening to this, but it is great so far. kinda reminds me of air sometimes. they are playing in town tonight and i want to go, but i can't spend the money.

isness - it's like this

okay, of course i am biased. i love these guys. they are great people and they make great music. and now it has evolved into funky, dance-y, badass electronic jams. i am really proud of them because this stuff is stellar. it is so amazing how the music corey has been making sounds really similar and they are on opposite sides of the country. oneness at its greatest.

i have been spending a lot of time finding/listening to new jams recently. and trying to learn how to play some new instruments! focusing on the piano (since we have one in our cabin). playing music is so rewarding.

now i need to look up some thanksgiving recipes before my computer dies. oh yea! i have been baking SOOO much. i mean, like, baking something at least once a week. cookies, pies, casseroles, you name it. i love it.

corey's parents will be coming to visit on dec. 4th! we are so excited. they will be here for a week and we are going to spend time with sue's bro and sis as well. can't wait!

gotta get to work now. hope everyone is doing well and staying warm. love you guys.

xo whit

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