MONDAY RAMBLINGS

A few disjointed thoughts for Monday... It's starting to feel like spring in Seattle, and I kind of love it. 

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First off, the outpouring of support and encouragement that we received after my blog about our miscarriage was incredible. Thank you so, so much to everyone who commented/emailed/texted/called or had a personal conversation with us about this experience. It meant a ton to me, and I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful, loving community.

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We moved last weekend. A friend told me that as far as stressful life events go, moving ranks up there with divorce and death in the family, statistically speaking. I don't know how true that is, but it was certainly stressful. But it's over! And we're settling into our new place, which feels sooooooo good. 

 So... much...

So... much...

 ...stuff!! We need that green couch outta here. 

...stuff!! We need that green couch outta here. 

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Dave built me a standing desk out of a door this week, and I am looooving it. I have to treat it this weekend, and then I can hang prints above it and get it all completely set up. Then I'll share another photo. 

We bought the supplies at an awesome store called Second Use in SODO. Seattle DIY people, this place is your JAM. We accidentally bought tempered glass for the desk top and then couldn't cut it... whoops. Lesson learned. 

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 Old place

Old place

 New place!

New place!

 My lovely Jordan was SUCH a huge help on moving day. 

My lovely Jordan was SUCH a huge help on moving day. 

 Requiste Ikea assembly. Pretty proud of ourselves for this one. 

Requiste Ikea assembly. Pretty proud of ourselves for this one. 

 Tutta Bella on our new PORCH next to our new YARD!

Tutta Bella on our new PORCH next to our new YARD!

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We were also puppy sitting the same weekend that we moved, which was a little crazy, but Boda is the CUTEST. 

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 Dave has a heart-to-heart with Boda about feet biting. She respected him. 

Dave has a heart-to-heart with Boda about feet biting. She respected him. 

 the SNUGGLIEST. 

the SNUGGLIEST. 

Watching Boda for our friends was a good puppy reality check (read: puppies are a ton of work!), but also so fun. Boda is a great dog — makes me look forward to bringing our little puppy home soon (hopefully)!

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Dave says I'm a good "finder" when it comes to interesting links and factoids around the interwebs... really, I think I'm just good at procrastinating. Here are a couple of links that I've liked/been amused by/said "hmm" at recently... 

This webcomic (from a local Seattle artist) about creating content for the web is SO TRUE. And so funny. And a little bit obscene (sorry). 

+ This I am Second video from Scott Hamilton... so good. 

+ This girl who does Crossfit, even after losing an arm in a car wreck last year. Truly inspiring. 

+ I was listening to this classical piece the other day while drinking coffee, and realized that it is a perfect musical expression of how I feel when drinking coffee... particularly at 1:28. 

+ 10 Japanese travel tips for tourists to the USA. Hilarious and insightful, for both cultures. 

+ And some more travel tips, written by Russians, for Russians coming to the US. Fascinating. 

+ Celebrities reading tweets about themselves written by webtrolls. Tom Hanks had me rolling. (again, sorry for the obscenities)

+ Whenever I'm tempted to think we live in a small place, I will remember these Hong Kong apartments. 

+ If you haven't seen this video I posted on Vine and Instagram of my brother when he was 2 or 3, watch it. It's 6 seconds of hilarity from an old home video. 

+ A really great photo series about the new neighborhood we're living in. This post features our friends and their Crossfit gym!

+ Been listening to The Brilliance on repeat since Ash Wednesday. They really have written the perfect music for Lent. 

+ Also been listening to this country music sister duo, Lennon & Maisy. Their cover of Ho Hey is so good — their voices are pretty impressive for how young they are. 

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Happy Monday to you!