Currently | July


still feeling a little bit lost without my family. It’s a lingering feeling that is hard to describe to people, especially when your family lives in a different country/culture. It’s so much more than the physical distance that makes your heart ache.

eating my feelings in chocolate chip ice-cream. Don’t mind if I do in 100+F weather.

listening to old audio books from my childhood. We downloaded a few for my niece and nephew to listen to in the car during our road trip and I’ve gotten nostalgic over how well I remember some of them (and wondering how many times I must have listened to them as a child to remember them so well!).

celebrating the fact that I’ve gotten my Feedly reader from 1,078 down to 275 unread posts in the last few days. I am not one to “mark all unread posts as read” and move on with my life. I, at least, glance over blog titles, and only remove the ones that I am not (currently) interested in, or the ones thatI have glanced over, read or bookmarked for later. 275 seems like a much more manageable number already.

looking forward to a low-key week and a visit at the Farmers Market again next weekend.

cheering for the Red Sox even though they have major issues this season. Sigh.

drinking homemade, ice-cold Arnold Palmer‘s. So refreshing

loving the necklace that my sister gave me.

confessing that I have a love-hate relationship with #hashtags. I find them useful to categorize photos (or add some extra information to a capture), but generally get annoyed when someone uses too many hashtags or crazy-long made-up ones. Just me?

keeping in mind that there need to be low times if you also want to experience the highs!

  1. I don’t think that “lost” feeling ever really goes away. But it definitely diminishes. Just takes a bit of time.

    I love the necklace your sister gave you! So so beautiful.

    I’m with you on hashtags. Just like anything else on the web, they can be both useful and annoying. I like them when they are used for relevant twitter chats, conferences, important news issues, and on Instagram for categorizing photos. Otherwise they get to be too annoying.

  2. I’m with you on hashtags. Sometimes I think they are funny/entertaining, sometimes it’s just too much work to try to figure out what it is supposed to say. And I don’t like lots and lots of hashtags.

    I can’t imagine how hard it is to live so far from your family – my heart goes out to you as I struggled with that when I was in Charlotte, which was a more manageable distance than CA > Germany. :(

  3. The necklace is very very beautiful.

  4. I have a love/hate relationship with hashtags too. I don’t use them really but then i do.

  5. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am just getting back to the blogging world after a break, & your comments reminded me of all the friends I made when I was first really getting into blogging.

    I am sorry you are missing my family. My family lives a few states away and that is hard, and I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be separated by an entire ocean. Hugs to you! And, hashtags? I like them when they are used for a purpose, like a twitter link-up type thing or to find people talking about/interested in the same stuff as you. BUT when they are the long made up ones? #itsthemostpointlessthingever See, what is that? Haha. So dumb. ;)

  6. Good job on getting your Feedly reader down so much in a short amount of time. I’m the same way, I rarely ever hit “mark as read.” I will at least read a few posts!

    That neclace your sister got you is beautiful! That’s so awesome your family got to visit you for so long and it seems like you were able to squeeze a lot in!

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