Ni Hao

I’ve gone back and forth about whether to start a blog or not.

The last time I blogged, was when my then-boyfriend and now-husband and I were living abroad and traveling. It was an avenue to keep our family and friends up to date on our whereabouts and adventures. I suppose that I felt when we moved back to the U.S. that people wouldn’t necessarily care to read about our day to day life in Portlandia, and I was certainly distracted with looking for a place to live, finding a job . . . getting married. It also occurred to me that blogging may be pretty self-indulgent. I’ve gone back and forth on it, and well . . .

We’ve been back in the U.S. for a year and a half now, and I have to admit that while it doesn’t seem like it at times, our life continues to be an adventure.

My plan is to write about things that inspire me, the list of things that “I say I am going to do,” my quest for Dhamma, diet/nutrition, preparing food, making art . . . and other random adventuring that I do. I strive to be positive and mindful in my posts, and hope that someone out there enjoys reading this.

Brainwool is the title I came up with because I like the way the words sound together, as well as the image I see when picturing my brain as a ball of yarn.

Brain (as defined by
1.Anatomy, Zoology . the part of the central nervous system enclosed in the cranium of humans and other vertebrates, consisting of a soft, convoluted mass of gray and white matter and serving to control and coordinate the mental and physical actions.
2.Zoology . (in many invertebrates) a part of the nervous system more or less corresponding to the brain of vertebrates.
3.Sometimes, brains. ( used with a plural verb ) understanding; intellectual power; intelligence.
4.the brain as the center of thought, understanding, etc.; mind; intellect.
5.brains, Slang . a member of a group who is regarded as its intellectual leader or planner: The junior partner is the brains of the firm.
6.Informal . a very intelligent or brilliant person.
7.Informal .
a.the controlling or guiding mechanism in a computer, robot, pacemaker, etc.
b.the part of a computer system for coordination or guidance, as of a missile.

Wool (as defined by
1.the fine, soft, curly hair that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, characterized by minute, overlapping surface scales that give it its felting property.
2.fabrics and garments of such wool.
3.yarn made of such wool.
4.any of various substances used commercially as substitutes for the wool of sheep or other animals.
5.any of certain vegetable fibers, as cotton or flax, used as wool, especially after preparation by special process (vegetable wool).
6.any finely fibrous or filamentous matter suggestive of the wool of sheep: glass wool; steel wool.
7.any coating of short, fine hairs or hairlike processes, as on a caterpillar or a plant; pubescence.
8.Informal . the human hair, especially when short, thick, and crisp.

Onward . . . the current list of things “I say I am going to do.”
-Apply to Graduate School
-Learn how to play my mandolin
-Knit more often
-Wake up every morning at 5 a.m. and do an hour or yoga and meditation
-Make books and send them to my friends and family
-Take more photos

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2 Responses to Ni Hao

  1. Yes! This is very good. More more.

    You are a great person and I think it is nice to have the opportunity to mimic your talents for living life so fully.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Hooray! This makes me very happy 🙂

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