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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


I added a new gadget to my Instagram slideshow! In case you don't have an Instagram, you can always view what I post by scrolling down the right hand side to below my About Me section. I also added a search bar in case you want to access posts or links that were published long ago.

Damp Tuesdays in Portland

Yesterday: meeting at PSU with a career counselor: Homework date with Tanya at Coffeehouse Northwest: Pittock Mansion for the fun of it: Beautiful fall weather: Just how I like it. 

Fall Happenings!

Today was a stupendous day with many wonderful happenings. First of all, I am glad that nature finally got the memo that it is fall. Secondly, I got to wear my new rain boots today (a trivial happiness at that.) Thirdly, I went to the pumpkin patch with friends and it was good fun. We drank cider, sling shot pumpkins, hiked through a corn maze, and went on a hay ride; after which I picked the most perfect pumpkin. It's awesome to live in a place that has these kinds of events, and to have friends to enjoy them with. 

And lastly... Maria asked me to be her bridesmaid!!! She did it in the sweetest way possible, I was blown away by such a thoughtful gift and surprise. I am so honored to have an opportunity to share such a special moment with such a good friend. I am so excited for the things to come. 

#sorrynotsorry for the nephew spam


Two months until I see this adorable, squirmy little pupsik!!!

If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals for beauty would be. 
I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been;
Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair
I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.
For still there are so many things that I have never seen in every wood in every spring there is a different green
I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago and people who will see the world that I shall never know. 
J R R Tolkien

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