sunI’m so sick of being cold.  It’s that time of year when I check the weather report hourly because I am absolutely sure it’s going to increase by ten to twenty degrees sometime before 4pm.  I know, I shouldn’t be complaining – it just snowed in New York.  But I am, because we are sitting in that end of winter funk that gives you a tiny glimpse of what spring will feel like every few days, but just won’t seem to make the switch.

I want to feel the sun on my skin.  I want my skin to brighten up.  I want to put the boots away for a few months.  And I really, really, really want to take Loki for a walk in a T-shirt.


i hella heart home.


It just feels so good to walk through that front door sometimes.  No, my shower isn’t as fancy as the W, and no, I won’t have a king sized bed to myself.  But.  My doggy jumps up and down when I come home, my honey laughs harder than me when New Girl comes on, I can have coffee as soon as I wake up (and it’s Philz – duh), and I always have the right makeup brushes handy.

It was an energizing week of meetings and conference, but I also think my blood pressure spiked at least three times each day (ahhhh, the “to do” list grows so fast when you’re surrounded by great ideas).  I couldn’t be more happy that I have a day to pull the last seven together – think massive Outlook cleanup – and then, the weekend.  I get to plan date night tomorrow, so we are going on the Great Wheel. And no, he doesn’t read this blog, so it’ll be a lovely surprise.


bitterroot ‘n blooms

What a relaxing Sunday.  Very, very late brunch with the ladies, a walk through the Farmer’s Market, reading, and yet another Oscar nominated movie – this time from my couch.   I’ve seen some really good ones, but I think my vote is still for Silver Linings Playbook.  Loved.  Oh, and did I mention that the sun came out this weekend?

my valentine's flowers basking in the sunlight

my valentine’s flowers basking in the sunlight

never had a bite I didn't like at bitterroot

never had a bite I didn’t like at bitterroot

such wonderful company

such wonderful company

tulips at the market - a sure sign spring is around the corner

tulips at the market – a sure sign spring is around the corner

I hope you are also enjoying the long weekend!  Loki is prepping for a furcut tomorrow and I am looking forward to all kinds of productivity.  Taxes, dry cleaning, liquid plumber, airport pickup.  Oh yes, Happy Presidents Day.

Things I’d miss: part iii

Right around the end of mile two this becomes my backdrop.

Right around the end of mile two this becomes my backdrop.

I’m thinking this is going to be an ongoing series.  I never know when it’s coming, but I’m often reminded of the things I’d miss if I moved away from Seattle.  Today, it was my own personal 5k – any day of the week.  I love this running loop.  It’s the perfect answer on those days I don’t feel like mapping a route, or quite frankly running very far at all.  I’m a firm believer that a ____ (fill in the blank) workout is better than no workout, and when I run this route, it’s a quick workout, but it’s always beautiful.