Dan, stomping into the living room: I can’t dress myself….can you help me put my belt on? Apparently I keep twisting it somehow…

Me, laughing: Ladies and gentlemen, actual adult Dan….

The Civil Wars (cover) |

"Barton Hollow" — The Civil Wars

Because why not. This one has always been one of my favorites too, especially because it’s so much fun to sing along with.


when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires 

The Civil Wars (cover) |

"My Father’s Father" — The Civil Wars

By request: my favorite Civil Wars song. I can’t seem to make it any louder, so I apologize for any quiet bits that are hard to hear.

I just love the familial feel of this one…that’s not quite the right word, but it’s the closest one I have for what I mean. 

I don’t know what I want, but it isn’t this.

I just…I know my current emotions are hormonally driven, but that doesn’t mean they’re false. And I just can’t help but think that I am doing nothing of worth.

My life doesn’t matter. Not in a suicidal way, but a mopey, insignificant way. 

I haven’t done anything worth any kind of legacy. Just like most people.

So why try?

Crooked Still (cover) |

"Flora" — Crooked Still

Because when I’m sad/mad/bored/lonely, I sing.

So, here’s another folksy song, for those of you who may or may not actually listen.

Some days I’m just not very good at convincing myself that I’m worth anything.


Make chai ice cubes, sans milk.

Pour milk over said frozen cubes; sweeten to taste.

Easy iced chai!

Be proud of your place in the Cosmos. It is small, and yet, it is.

Cecil Palmer (via nightshadetears)

We had a lot of fun last night. Small gathering of our friends, maybe 15 people in total.

Some good drinks, beer pong, fireworks (‘murica), Euchre, and Cards Against Humanity. Got to see a few people we haven’t seen in a while, catch up with them, and use our new firepit. I really want a house now.

Apartment living isn’t too horrible, but we both like doing things like that too much to be content with it  for long. Plus, we want his dog back, and possibly another.

Completely unrelated, our sex life has improved again and I am a happy camper. One step closer to being where I would like, and initiated by him.

Here’s hoping we’re able to do something about his hernia soon. I want to go to the gym with him once he’s able, and financially we should be able to afford my membership soon.

In the mean time, I got my bike back, so time for a ride!