around here…
as always i am loving the library…now i’ve been renting movies
sound of music and as cool as i am (book based in great falls, MT!) 
made the best lasagna 
we have been drinking sprite and vodka
i am in month two of a nine month women’s retreat and i am learning so much 
enneagram has been fascinating me 
wanting to donate everything in my closet and restock it with anthro and athleta…even like this chick’s wardrobe
we are digging kawehi’s one woman band…really love with this one 
more in love with her covers than her originals 
ready to know where our next adventure leads 
so stoked about this time app for the 7 minute work out 
there are other free seven minute timers that are awesome and making me want to exercise

dreaming of a tree house…at least to stay the night in one…maybe next time we visit mary 

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around here…

as always i am loving the library…now i’ve been renting movies

sound of music and as cool as i am (book based in great falls, MT!) 

made the best lasagna 

we have been drinking sprite and vodka

i am in month two of a nine month women’s retreat and i am learning so much 

enneagram has been fascinating me 

wanting to donate everything in my closet and restock it with anthro and athleta…even like this chick’s wardrobe

we are digging kawehi’s one woman band…really love with this one 

more in love with her covers than her originals 

ready to know where our next adventure leads 

so stoked about this time app for the 7 minute work out 

there are other free seven minute timers that are awesome and making me want to exercise

dreaming of a tree house…at least to stay the night in one…maybe next time we visit mary 

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i don’t think I have ever admired spring like i have this year
it continues to take my breath away
the buds bursting on the trees
the flowers that are popping up in our neighbor’s yards
bees swarming the pussy willows 
tiny purple and yellow flowers on the trail
ladybugs an caterpillars 
more green and less gray 
it is making me rather sunny 

we watched a little guy until 1:30 am today
then had not a single thing on the agenda 
we slept in 
had a late breakfast 
basked in the sun spots 
and hiked hogback 
this is what saturday is all about, right

erik and i are typically a little dismayed by boulder folk on the trail
we are typically  bursting with joy 
to be out on the trail 
enjoying our beautiful surroundings
no one seems to have time to say hello
we came across a guy that was training for an ultra and he ran the loop twice while we hiked it once 
each time we saw him…three times…
i cheered him on 
he wished us many blessing and thanked us 
it made my day 

now i am dreaming about wildflowers
a huge field we can frolic in 

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i don’t think I have ever admired spring like i have this year

it continues to take my breath away

the buds bursting on the trees

the flowers that are popping up in our neighbor’s yards

bees swarming the pussy willows 

tiny purple and yellow flowers on the trail

ladybugs an caterpillars 

more green and less gray 

it is making me rather sunny 

we watched a little guy until 1:30 am today

then had not a single thing on the agenda 

we slept in 

had a late breakfast 

basked in the sun spots 

and hiked hogback 

this is what saturday is all about, right

erik and i are typically a little dismayed by boulder folk on the trail

we are typically  bursting with joy 

to be out on the trail 

enjoying our beautiful surroundings

no one seems to have time to say hello

we came across a guy that was training for an ultra and he ran the loop twice while we hiked it once 

each time we saw him…three times…

i cheered him on 

he wished us many blessing and thanked us 

it made my day 

now i am dreaming about wildflowers

a huge field we can frolic in 

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You know how they always say you should find exercise that you love and is fun for you. I think this is my thing. I could bounce for days! 

wnycradiolab:

170-foot trampoline installed in a Russian forest.

YES PLEASE. (via Colossal, ht Mr. Douglas Q. Smith)

A good list to start checking off. 

escapecampervans:

Click the pic to find out where the top 100 waterfalls in America are (pictured is Havasu Falls).

(via maluna)

This made me smile when I first watched and again today. 

nprfreshair:

This is neat: It’s an Etgar Keret short story — “What Do We Have In Our Pockets?’ — turned into a short film and it premiered at Sundance last week.

From the Fail Better blog, here’s the story and here is a Fresh Air interview with Mr. Keret himself.

Ahhh…we might need pigs too. I always thought I was a dog person…but I don’t think so. I think I need animals that live outside to love. 

wnycradiolab:

And now, the swimming pigs of the Bahamas!

I have always wanted a goat. This one would make me quite happy. 

crowcrow:

this happy goat is making me feel so happy about everything

(via simplypix)

around here…

i don’t know how people do it all. 

somedays are better than others. 

but lately…we are behind on everything. 

the dishes. the laundry. new year cards. everything in-between. 

good things are going on. lots of good things with a side of crazy.

but then there is no energy left for anything else. 

i am working on deep breaths and being okay with it. 

in the last little bit…around here…

i have been requesting wine and popcorn for dinner

admiring the sky 

can’t stop staring at our ring…will that ever go away? 

taking long walks 

appreciating our friends and family 

still obsessing over our fitbits (maybe me more than erik) 

feeling overwhelmed and inspired

waiting, wishing, and hoping to find out where we go next

making lists and lists of books, movies, trips, everything 

trying to stop making lists…to live a simpler life 

found blackfish and silver linings playbook so interesting

loving erik so much, even in his grumpy moments of dissertation writing

loved finishing our periodic table puzzle 

surprised by how much i am enjoying listening to john mayer’s pandora station

wanting to read Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

wishing my mom a happy 60th birthday tomorrow

back i go to writing new year cards…so they don’t become valentine’s day cards

“Not too hot…not to cold…just right, Mama Bear!”

-Erik Dylan Holmstrom 

I like everything just right. Or of the medium variety. Lately, he has been parking on the curb. I don’t like that. Tonight he parked too far away from the curb. I don’t like that either. I do like when adorable stuff comes out of his mouth. 

Today has been a sick day. A day in bed. Thinking and thinking. Feeling defeated. Then I listened to Lizzie. Now I am busy trying to pen down what defines me.

“When I say be creative I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.”
— Osho

good deed of the day

trailside clean up. i collected all the trash i saw on my walk today.

amazing how something small makes you feel so good. 

Boon is new and notable! Good work to my boy who is publishing like crazy! 

I am really working on spending less time with my phone too!