a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Saturday, February 1, 2014

31 THINGS day nine

I am participating in a class with Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes called 31 Things.  Every day includes a word, writing prompts, dig deeper prompts, a writing tip, and a photo challenge.  In addition to the prompts, templates for a physical album and/or digital album are included.  I am creating a digital album and plan to share the results here for the next 31 days.
created with Photoshop Elements 9 and tools from 31 Things with Ali Edwards
day nine | purchase

Today I came home to find a package had been delivered with my name on it.  It was an early Valentine’s Day present from Mark: A pair of rain boots.

I do not need these boots.

But they are practical.

And fabulous.

This is how much of my reasoning works when deciding whether or not to make a purchase.  Do I need this?  Will I use this?  Can I live without this?  When I answered No to 2 out of 3 of those questions in regards to the boots, I decided it was best to put them on my wishlist. Luckily Mark is they kind of guy who loves to make my wishes come true!


  1. I love these boots! Now they may be "practical" but I think I'd be praying for rain all the time. I'd wear them even if it wasn't raining just because they would make me smile.

    I'm loving reading your 31 Things posts. Learning so much about you!

  2. Wow, they are fabulous, Christy! We have so little need for rain boots here, but I do love the look of them. Wonderful that your husband sent them as a surprise!

  3. These are fabulous indeed. You'll be dancing in the rain with these.

  4. Walking happiness those boots are. :-)

    How wonderful that while you might say "I don't need them," you don't dismiss the "I want them" as being something bad. So many people do that, and they lose the joy that comes with suddenly receiving an unexpected gift...because someone took the time to learn about you. I've known you ten years, and I learn more about you that makes me glad that we work together. :-)