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28.5.11

Over the 200 Follower Mark - Giveaway!

I've finally pushed over the 200 followers mark. So in my normal fashion, I'm celebrating reaching a landmark. It's simple. Anyone who comments on this post will be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card.

Now for some updates because I haven't blogged in a while.

Summer in is full swing here. As you can see by these peonies and daisies I got from the market.


We've been squeezing every weekend like a wet rag, getting every last drop of sun and activity. We've driven in the Black Forest with the removable top off of our Porsche, we've gone racing at the Nürburgring, sat on our balcony soaking up rays, and just enjoyed the long days.

I've been reading tons. Although I got stuck recently on a very long book about Cleopatra by Margaret George. It was wonderful but slow and long.

My writing stopped. Just quit coming. So I let it. I think it's starting to creep back in. It's like a thunderstorm, sometimes way off in the distance rumbling but not really effecting me, then suddenly it's booming so loud I can feel it deep in my chest.

We bought a grill today so we're having a meal of entirely grilled food. Corn, brats, and potatoes...yum. We've been cooking more at home, trying to eat better. I think it's that and the huge amounts of sunshine that are helping me feel not so depressed. (Yes, the winter had me very down this year.)

How about you? What has been going on?

8 comments:

KarenG said...

Congrats on the 200 milestone, Amie. I love hitting those milestones, they keep me going! Well, except for tooling around Europe in a Porsch convertible *lucky* I could have written this post. The sunshine, the writing, the eating better....

Bubbe said...

It all sounds lovely!!!! I'm happy for you and the flowers say it all.
I love you,
mom

Meredith said...

Sounds like life is going beautifully! Sometimes letting writing go for a little bit can do wonders--I hope it comes back to you stronger than ever. And congrats on 200 followers!

Justin G. Wagg said...

Sounds like a real grillfest.

AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the chance :)
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akritical said...

Congrats on 200 followers!

andrea despot said...

congrats on 200 followers! i just reached 100 myself :)

your summer sounds perfect so far. and i love how you compare your writing to a thunderstorm. i don't write anymore, but i will always consider myself a writer at heart. when i was younger i was always writing in journals. i recently wrote about my trip to san francisco back in march (on both my blogs) and one of my friend's mothers commented on how talented i was. and so that got me to thinking - i hadn't lost it! i can still write! it just seems like such a chore and something you can't force, so i usually just let it happen (my san fran trip practically SCREAMED to be written down). but i still think i should try to write more often, even just a little bit.

i recently wrote about my love for the band savage garden on my blog, comparing their music to "a silent planet orbiting my heart" and i daresay it captured my feelings for them perfectly. i know it's just one little line, but i've been so happy about it the past few days, having described my deep love for them so perfectly...

okay, enough with the rambling! i hope you continue to have a perfectly wonderful summer :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on 200 followers!