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When I was in my early twenties I was a little bit bothered by the fact that I’d rather stay home and make jam than go out and be social like the rest of my friends. And then I grew up, and learned to totally embrace my domesticity. So far 2011 has been a year of projects, big and small, with some huge ones on the horizon. The boyfriend, S, and I moved into a great house down in a super lush canyon last November. It was the only place we looked at. We were sold when we walked down the stairs onto the front porch (complete with a swing!) and all we could see from every angle was green. It felt like being in a treehouse. The backyard is huge. One of the first things that S said was, “I want to build a brick oven.” And so it was, the first of many DIY zygotes to form between the two of us.

Our porch

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When I grow up, I want to be an old woman.

Today is the first day of the last year of my twenties. I now present you with some random babbling in list form, and also all of the wisdom I have gained in 29 years. Well, maybe not all of it, but that which I can recall after a very long day.

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It's really fun, too.

I’ve not been ignoring this blog. I know it may seem that way since I’ve written absolutley nothing since I can’t even remember when. I’ve been doing the complete opposite, really. I think about things I want to  tell you about all the time, but I’ve been tired, so mostly I just think about what I would be writing about, if I were writing.

Forgive me, I’ll be back. I promise.

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Right this very second I am so lazy. I’m unrecognizably lazy. I like it.

Aside from  some cakes and croissants here and there, over the past two weeks I have mastered the art of chillin.I’ve been spending far too much money on food and drinks, caught up with lots of my girlfriends, had a really fun food photo shoot with 2 of my favorite ladies, all the while eating my weight in all things butter and lard.
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