Saturday, March 03, 2012

March Madness


How it is shaping up to be a 10, or at least a 7.5.

I can't tell you that my life has been awesome, it hasn't. I have a roof over my head, a taller half who has put up with a lot of my struggles for over two years and a clearer mind that I have had in years.

Honestly, some days I wake up and can't believe what I have been through. Grace under fire and Grace coming home every night shaking and in tears. Now Grace is trying to reinvent herself.

Yeah, I'm that Grace.

I see so much opportunity and potential out there. I feel like I am on the cusp of something and its going to be awesome.


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

a new day


Sometimes you just gotta move.

Jump through a few puddles to free yourself.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A little perspective

I went to Boston last night on a comfort mileage run - one where my upgrades were confirmed. I had a lot of ticket value to use up and this seemed to be a good use of an otherwise chore filled weekend.

I needed a little distance from my not so stress free life right now.

It worked.

I walked the common, went on a photo tour of beacon hill, had a nice relaxing breakfast and lunch. I could have gone with someone, TH for example, but it felt good to go by myself.

I missed her terribly when I had a frappe at Algiers. I want to take her to see the glass flowers at the natural history museum. However, this time it just didn't work out.

We'll be back next month. We will make it back to Cambridge - frappe together and walk the Arnold Arboretum, but today by myself was perfect.

Friday, September 09, 2011

A harbinger?

Seen at miles 4 and 6 today. I am so over training for the MDI marathon and I am sure you are sick of me bitching about it.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Don't look back unless you have something pretty to see.

I love you Annie banani.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

1 september 2011


It's the Labor Day weekend here and without kids and back to school obligations, it just becomes another farewell to summer weekend. We have been pretty lucky - most weekends we have had nothing to do.


And. It. Was. Awesome.

We spent a lot of weekends with our friends at their house on Orcas Island. The house reminds me of the house I grew up in and the house my brother now owns - Northwest classic with soaring windows and lots of wood beams. The house also has a garden - one that had been neglected for so long but called out for a little love and reorganization. Clearly someone once had loved this garden as it was full of perennials and beautiful - oh so beautiful. Beds made with river rock, a bit crooked, a bit rustic, but with good bones. The garden is away from the house, in an area that gets lots of sun and wisely enclosed with a deer fence.


We spent a few weekends making plans, pulling weeds, moving plants, mulching and spreading wood chips and made a garden for our friends. The weather here has not been so cooperative, so things are not as big or magnificent as we had expected, but we have an idea of what is to come.


And now we rest- we take lots of naps, walk dogs, cook good food and walk on the beach. Other than weeding and picking peas, lettuce and kale, we can sit back and enjoy a garden that will once again, be loved and tended.

Maybe the same will happen with my blogging.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thirty. Eight. Twenty eleven

Or maybe I'll just go back to Barcelona. The world is replete with possibilities.