Saturday, July 11, 2009

brown paper packages tied up with strings. and new things.

Moving Day.

That's right folks! I'm moving. Not physically, (at least, not yet), but across the waves of the world wide web. I've started a new blog, which in reality will just be an extension of this one. Since it is brand new, under construction is an understatement. The new blog will be at There will be some other cool, internet type things happening in connection with the blog move, so stay tuned! Thanks for reading, see you at the new site! xxx - Jenn

PS - The brown paper packages reference below will make more sense when the other cool, internet type things happen... :)

wonderful = brown paper packages tied up with strings. and new things.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


February, 2008. Blue Mountains, Australia. Breathe.
Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2009

love. and squirrels.

What is love? Is it physical? emotional? a combination of the two? Is it a pleasant surprise or a helpful gesture? Is it faith? Whatever it is, it's official, I'm in love. Daz and I got engaged on January 3rd this year. I am taking the leap and moving to the other side of the world*. What does that mean you ask? It means I will be moving away from everything I have ever known to embrace something new and wonderful. I am sad to leave and I have butterflies. On the other side of the coin, I feel alive and I am happy. Thank God for that "coin". Happy Valentine's Day world.

*When I say this, I'm not kidding. I will literally be living within a few hundred km of the opposite side of the globe. There are days I feel like an astronaut because of the sheer distance I have to travel to get there; luckily the travelling will be relatively low to the ground (airplane instead of space shuttle) and there are significantly less g forces involved, but still!)

To give you a little visual perspective, it's summer in Western Australia right now. It's not summer here. Here are the pictures to prove it...
PS - Daz and my mother did a great job of encouraging the squirrels with lots of treats at Christmas time...feel free to count them. (4 in the picture and 1 down the embankment = a total of FIVE!)

The squirrels.

The back deck. Please note that I'm standing on around a foot of snow...this little path is not on the ground... (picture taken March 3, 2009)

The porch from a squirrel's perspective. Once again, the snow is deeper than pictured because I didn't shovel all the way to the boards. (picture taken March 3, 2009)

There are three porch steps and then one more step to actually get on the deck. As you can see, I only excavated two of them...sortof :) . It is a surreal feeling to shovel frozen water... (picture taken March 3, 2009)

wonderful = love. and squirrels.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

cold. hot. beautiful.

My last post waxed poetic on 70 degrees Fahrenheit balmy weather in Australia in December. This post will wax poetic on -1 degree Fahrenheit chilliness in New Hampshire in January. D arrived home safe and sound about two weeks ago. The other day he called me and said something to the effect of, "Man, it's hot here, 100 degrees!!!" I said something to the effect of, "Huh, who would think that two places on earth could have a temperature difference of 101 degrees and both be inhabitable." Yes folks, it was cold here this past weekend, very cold. In that light I would like to guide you to some amazing pictures of cold. D has his new website up. These are winter in New Hampshire. This is his main page. His photos are gorgeous, I hope you enjoy them!

wonderful= cold. hot. beautiful.