I'm not gonna lie, folks.  It's been a tough week.  I've felt like I can't quite keep up with everything, which is making me not get enough sleep, which is making me a bit spacey headed, dark/heavy-eyed and cranky.  All of these things are a recipe for crashing.  And while March was an insanely good month, April has been a bit slow---I suppose everyone has tightened their belts over recession blues and maybe freaked a little over their taxes.  I trust though that this won't last forever and after all, it is just part of the whole ebb and flow of things...right?  Not to mention, the weather!  It was SO crispy nice last weekend and the week came around and killed it.  (Listen to me...wah wah whiney McWhinerstein!!) In an effort to pull myself together and appreciate the good things, I will dedicate this post to the one thing that has always been there for me through the rough times:


Here are some favorite moments of me with my liquid best friend through the years.  The above shot was taken on a January road trip at a great divey diner with some human best friends.


One of my favorite moments with my liquid BF in my Frida cup, while living in Mexico City.  It was my 25th birthday.   The light shone in off of the courtyard into our perfect Mexican room.  I woke up to this scene.  It was the perfect birthday gift.


These shots from Veracruz---one of my most memorable mornings with the legal drug.

I have never been able to get those colors out of my head; thank goodness.


Okay okay okay, just running through these shots and memories has helped me stop and hush my worrying mind---AND SNAP OUT OF IT!!  In one hour I will pick up one of my most treasured friends from the airport.  She's flying in from her home, Amsterdam.  It's been almost one year since I've seen her.  I expect we will find a perfect Portland cafe and sit down for a quick cup of love and chat.  I am so lucky for what I have... I will go into the weekend with a hopeful heart and a calm mind.

I hope the same goes for you all!

Have wonderfully beautiful, exciting, hilarious and coffee-filled weekends!

***Song of the Moment: Don't Worry, Be Happy, by Bobby McFerrin***

(I remember cranking this song and dancing around the house when I was a wee one.  It's way more fun to focus on these kinds of memories over the harder stuff...duh)

3 thoughts on Strugglin'.


Oh man, can I just say:
Oh I am so glad to hear you have a good friend coming to town to visit.
This time of year can be very hard, I feel like we get a taste of summer and then Portland just teases us and throws us back in that cold rain again.
Ah well. Keeps rent low,right?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that next week will be better!
hugs to you!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


Just sending love and words to say just enjoy this weekend. :)
We all know what days like that feel like.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

green ink:

Oh lord, seeing this makes me want to go to Mexico even more! I am seriously coveting that Frida mug.

You are an incredibly inspiring woman Betsy, and reading this post makes me admire you all the more. The bad days don’t last, I promise you :)

Hope you have a great week. Tell us more about Mexico.


October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

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