Standing Tall

The musings of a twenty something girl from the Midwest.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I had a really sad night at work last night. I can't talk about why, but it made me realize that I don't tell my friends and family I love them as much as I ought to. I feel like this is a phrase that can never get old as long as it is genuine.

So to my family and dear friends, I just thought I would let you all know that I love you and I'm lucky to have you all in my life. Don't forget to tell others that you know you love them.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fake Plastic Watering Can

Spring is here, and with it spring cleaning. Everyday when I walk to the gym I see folks raking, sweeping, and working to beautify their homes. Today I saw a man planting flower trying to beautify his home. On closer inspection he was actually planting fake plastic flowers into his garden. I wasn't sure if I should compliment him on his gardening skills or just laugh and walk away.

It got me thinking. Why not just put down fake grass, then you would never need to mow it. While we're at it, why not have fake trees? Green all year round and you never have to rake. You might occasionally have to dust but otherwise, you a free to spend your time "outside" enjoying the yard you most likely pay a very high price for in Boston. Finally we can live in an environment we can totally control!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

On the Road

This last weekend I packed up Steve's Suburu and Beth and I followed the Grown Up Noise on the road to Albany and Rochester. I had such a great time road tripping with my cousin and cousin-in-law. We spent time with the kids in Rochester and had some time to hang out with the rest of the extended family.

What a nice way to spend a weekend. Good food, good friends and family, and good music. Highly recommended.