Monday, August 24, 2009

my night, Sunday edition

my night, Sunday edition, originally uploaded by daniellehampton.

...and now it is Monday. Yesterday was a perfect Sunday spent with my family. Every time I leave Mesa and my parents' home I get oddly depressed. Hank and I go there so often and we always have the best time just spending quality time with my parents and sister. It was hard to leave and even harder to go to bed last night, because it was such a perfect weekend...I didn't want it to end! But, today was a good day, although Hank and I stayed up way, way too late last night being silly and I got less than 5 hours of sleep, yuck. Fortunately my kids were having a creative writing day so they were occupied with their notebooks and I could get more grading done and have a great "tired" kind of day. When my sweetheart got home from work we headed out to dinner and had the biggest sushi meal in the world, and I now feel like I want to die from an overload of food. It was so delicious though- I had a new roll with mango and avocado, and Siracha in it- very tasty. After dinner we came home and I've been doing a whole lot of nothing, and Hank's practicing with HOTW and Hot Skin (he's now playing bass for them). I am already counting down for next weekend. Nothing too special is going on but I'm looking forward to lazy mornings in bed, afternoon strolls, and reorganizing a few things around the house.

Blah blah blah I feel like I always blog about the same stuff (haha actually I DO) so thanks to those who find it interesting and read! It's very curious to me to watch my followers grow from the 12 people I know in real life to the 93 I have now. It makes me feel happy to know someone out there is reading my silly ramblings. My hits range from 150 unique visitors to 400 on other days. One insane day I had almost 750 but that was just because some of my Flickr photos were reposted in a well-read blog. That is insane to me. I would love to know more about my readers who don't follow or comment. Who are you? Where do you live? How did you find my blog?

I hope all of you have a fantastic week! xo


  1. Well.. I found your blog via livejournal literary tattoos community. I'm Gabi, going into my first year of university and i'm from Alberta, Canada

  2. Hi - I follow your blog to see how teachers in other countries seem to go thorugh the same issues I do. Hope your sushi is tuna friendly

  3. i found your blog via livejournal too, and i read it through google reader so i'm not sure if that will come up in your followers.

    i'm twenty-one, a photography student in london, england.

    i love reading about your life, you seem like such a happy, beautiful person and seeing how happy you and hank are makes me excited about living with my sweetheart next year.

  4. Hi!

    My name is Robin, I'm a 20 year old art student and I haven't created a blog yet, so that's why I can't follow you :(

    I found your blog on livejournal as well! I think you posted a pic of your tattoos and I wanted to see more. I was looking at your blog and you seem so sweet! (sometimes ha..ha)

    You just seem very happy and I find it inspiring to read!

  5. I also found your blog through livejournal. I'm 24 and live in Dayton, OH. I love to work out and eat healthy as well, so your posts about your workouts and what kind of meals you make often give me inspiration. As well as your outfit pictures, always very cute!!

  6. I also found your blog through livejournal! I'm 22 and live in Denver, and I like reading about your life!!! Haha that's probably really creepy but I enjoy reading blogs that are just about "everyday" things. It seems like you love your job and I'm a little jealous of that ;)

  7. Hi! I'm not sure how I found your blog, but it was a couple months ago. My best friend lives in Phoenix and I live in Utah.


  8. I found your blog while searching for other bloggers in Prescott. Yours was decidedly different, love it!

  9. hi...i'm not sure if i found your blog on livejournal, but it's definitely possible that i did.

    I am also a teacher and love my job...let's see if we will be saying that in March?!

    i also find you interesting, because it's an entertaining light read. You also update often..that always keeps followers. :)

    i was reading your entry on the time travelers wife, and i once used to feel the way you did after books like that. I used to think that nothing lasts forever, but about a year ago things changed for me. I now have a hope and a peace about that. If you want to know more about it i will be starting a blog soon.. : )

    take care!


  10. I found your blog on accident while reading another blog. For the life of me I cannot remember who it was, but most likely it was a blog about home renovation. It wasn't until I was pretty far into reading your archives that I realized we lived in the same town! It's a small world after all.

    (Sorry if that song is stuck in your head now. I didn't mean it. I promise.)

  11. i feel like i stumbled on your blog through your livejournal profile via a post you made in the marcjacobs community... in fact, i'm positive that's what it was. i kept reading - i love your posts! i've kept a livejournal for almost 8 years now, but i'm tempted to start a public blog. i'm kim, from newfoundland, canada. i'm 23 and a sociology/social work student!

  12. hey there.
    i found your blog through someone else that follows you (unsure of who cos it's been awhile), which i found through an old friend's. i bookmarked yours cos i'm majoring in liberal studies & i enjoy reading about your days teaching. you seem to really love it & that's inspiring. not to mention, i find your "silly ramblings" (as you called them) amusing :)
    i finally created a blog a week ago & now i'm officially able to follow. hope you don't mind.
    my name is jessica & i live near monterey bay, california.

  13. Julie, from New York City! I found your blog through the literary tattoos community. Besides loving your tattoos, I am in college studying to be a high school English teacher so I found your journal very inspiring!!

  14. hi! i found your blog randomly but i also read it in a google reader so im not sure if i even show up. anyway you seem lovely! you can find me at but i dont post all that often.