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Hello, Autumn

Life is good. Fall is here. There's a crisp in the air and a crunch under my toes as I walk. The wind is picking up and the trees dance as I sleep. It's a nice change. I'm...happy. Possibly genuinely happy. That hasn't happened for any real length of time since...early 2007. I've had spurts for a week or so...but it always ran away. So this is kind of cool. My head feel clear, which again, hasn't happened in a very long time!

 

I've been reading quite a bit- lots of Coleridge, which has been nice. There's something about poetry that just 'fits' with Fall.

 

I've spent the last month getting through Mark Batterson's "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day". I normally go through books relatively quickly, but this is not a 'fast' book. It's pretty short- right around 175 pages, but there's so much good stuff in there that I feel like I'm cheating myself if I read more than a few pages at a time. There's a lot to absorb. It's a book I've been meaning to read for quite some time, but with how God works, I just now picked it up.

 

And that's good. Because it's resonating majorly right now. I ended up having to open up a notebook and keep it with me as I go through it, because there's so much there that you've got to write it down in order to go back to it.

 

I'm probably only getting like...20 pages a week right now- which sounds weird...but again, it's not your typical 175-page book!

  

The pup is growing up and getting a bit of sense knocked in his head haha. He's nearly lost all of his teeth now- and he's finally starting to sleep a bit through the day which makes a HUGE difference. I've always loved him, but I wasn't prepared for how horrific toddler-hood would be with an (apparently) already crazy breed. (After we got him, we started hearing horror stories about puggles lol). So yea...he's growing out of that and finally becoming a 'dog', and it's awesome!

  

I'm still in the midst of my 'break' from photography...and I'm enjoying it. I've been going back through Lost (..yes...again haha!) I've made my mom start watching it, and now she's addicted. So now we're about to hit the last 3 episodes of season 2. Needless to say, I'm still loving it.

  

Just thought I'd throw a photo up and let everyone know I'm still alive. I'm totally behind on internet stuff- but I don't know...I guess I'm kind of taking a break from my 'typical' life over the last year or so. Everything has been photography- everything has been flickr and internet and all of that...it's nice to just step away and regroup. It's like...all of a sudden, for absolutely no reason, I don't care about anything I used to care about- photography, concerts, Flickr, internet, etc...it's kind of confusing, but TOTALLY refreshing! I'm kind of figuring out where everything 'goes' in my life, at the moment.

  

I shall indeed be back. I might start posting photos in smaller doses soon- I guess it depends on whether or not I start taking them again, eh? :-p

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Taken on October 24, 2008