back in sf

after a fantastic weekend at home, i've returned to misty san francisco and today have delved back into the job search. after hours in front of the computer scouring over website upon website, i went to the kitchen for lunch.

an hour later i was still there, scrubbing down the microwave and stove and cupboards with all my might. it just felt good to do something where my progress was evident. i reveled in seeing the results of my work. there is something incredibly satisfying about that.

one day, the sparkling outcome of this months-long job hunt will show like the gleaming white of the scrubbed stove.

another thing with immediate results? blogging?

so let me share a quote from "a tree grows in brooklyn." i am really loving this book.
"the nolans just couldn't get enough of life. they lived their own lives up to the hilt but that wasn't enough. they had to fill in on the lives of all the people they made contact with."
i adore this - and i don't think the author is talking about nosiness or gossip but genuine interest in people. i really like it when i find a description of how i feel about life in a book.

and, another random thing to share today, a picture from the purpose of my trip to utah - my best friend's wedding.

more to come!
and here's to living life up to the hilt - even when tangled in a sometimes discouraging job search!


  1. ah! your hair is SOOO great. love love love it.

  2. SO fun to have you home! I think we packed in quite a lot of "stuff".
    Praying for your success as you live life to the hilt!

  3. love you! and i love commenting! and i think ill start living life to the hilt too.

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  5. Welcome back! Hope you had fun at home!

  6. Man! I guess I never added you on my google reader. I have been missing out! You are amazing char. I better get to reading a tree grows in brooklyn too. Sounds like a good one. Can't wait to live closer to you.