Friday, July 13, 2012

A few thousand words

I'm doing my random thoughts a little differently this time. Today it will be in the form of random pictures.  Since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, here are 9,000 words for you (plus a few more that I added in for clarification).

My garden (which I will blog about later because my mother told me that I simply must), has some basil in it. Lots of basil. So I got creative (i.e. I spent some quality time on Pinterest) and found something to do with that basil. I made my own pesto pizza. This was GOOOOOD. Holy mother of all that is amazing. This pizza was wise-man-gift-worthy, know what I'm sayin'? It was THAT good.

Here is a view from the building where I work. So pretty. Did I mention that it is 102 degrees outside? Good thing I have air conditioning.  

This makes me laugh.

They (the city people) are tearing our downtown...down. They're re-vamping. I hope they put in a new mall! 
Oh wait. They already did that. Maybe they'll put in a water park so I can go on my lunch break.

Hey look! Boxes in the back of my car! Why? Because I love to play with them, of course.
When I finally get sick of them, I'm giving them to Ashlee because SHE BOUGHT A HOUSE (and needs to pack)! You go, girl.

Kennedy sometimes makes beautiful pictures for me to hang on my wall at work. This is a picture of me. She wanted to make sure everyone at my work knew how old she was when she drew it, in case they were wondering. She certainly wouldn't want them thinking she was 7.

Here are the flowers I keep at work. Aren't they beautiful?
Yes they're fake. Don't judge me.

I painted my toenails all festive-like for the 4th of July. I'm so festive. Like.

This is sitting on my desk. Staring at me. Waiting for me. Laughing at me. Because I have to go through that whole stack of paper over the next few days. And its only job is to be looked at.
(I can't help but imagine how much fun it would be to throw all of those papers off the top of my building and watch them slowly float to the ground... )


jen said...

Okay - I'm making 9 comments.
1- i wish you were my neighbor so i could have some of your basil. You should just make a ton of pesto and freeze it. Then you can have pesto all winter long. That pizza looks awesome.
2- 102? Good God. That's way too hot. It was only 72 here yesterday. But Asheville is going through an identity crisis and thinks it's Seattle or something.
3. I think I just found my dog's halloween costume.
4. Why don't cities keep the old architecture? I guess if they put in something cool...
5. I generally cart around my clothing donations for a solid 6 months before I get around to dropping them off. People probably look in my car and think someone lives in it.
6. Based on her drawing, I'm going to say you need to lay off the collagen injections to your lips.
7. get yourself some real flowers, ashley! or better yet, get your cute boyfriend to get some for you.
8. is that a crackle finish??
9. good lord. I'm going to stop complaining about the contracts i have to look through.

Jennifer said...

I just got caught up on your blog! Yay! Being sick and without internet for too many days in a row will get me behind on those types of important things. I like your toes. I'm happy for you and all your Kennedy time. Cute boyfriend, too. :)

Jennifer said...

By the way, can you make me one of those pizzas when I come visit?

Brandon said...

That looks like an amazing pizza! I remember when Jen made me a pesto pizza once. It took her 3 hours but it was incredible! Glad you're having fun! (Except for those papers. At least you don't have to write a report for them or anything...)

Sara B. Larson said...

I'm so glad it cooled down a little bit this weekend. The heat is killing me. Also, I love fresh basil. SO GOOD. Someday I'm going to have a garden... if I ever live somewhere where the deer don't eat EVERYTHING.

Raising Helm said...

I love random, esp. your random:) If you are able one of these days to toss that stack of eye strain...please oh please invite me, or at least pretend to invite me, or take a picture of what I could have been invited to:) such fun. btw-you are such a cute and beautiful mom.

Ashley Rae said...

Jen (pearce)- I forgot to respond to you- YES! Of course I will make it for you when you come visi! Just make sure to come visit soon, before I forget how to make it ;)

Jennifer said...

Aw...thank you Ashley! :)