Monday, April 4, 2011


I enjoy getting away from home and to explore the world around me. We recently took a 6 day trip to Joshua Tree National Park in California which put me outside of my normal comfort zone and onto some tough climbs. It was a humbling climbing experience and I am now motivated for our Summer climbing season.
Here is a picture from of the best places on Earth!


It's SPRING!!! Nothing could be better after a long cold dark winter. Feeling sunshine rays on my face as I run along the road is an amazing feeling. I can feel the energy of the summer infusing into my body! Bring it ON!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Early Riser Reward

It is so sweet to get up early on a Sunday morning to "be productive" and be rewarded by a gorgeous sunrise! A nice gentle reminder of all the beauty in the world that exists even when I am trapped in the confines of the city. 

"This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theaters and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air."
~William Wordsworth

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Clean House

After avoiding a "heavy clean" since the early winter months this past weekend I gave the house a much needed scrub. I feel so much more relaxed when the house is in order and clean and I'm able to do yoga in the living room without thinking about how much the carpet needs to be vacuumed! BLISS!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Just Be

There are different ways to go through life. One is to push through and make things happen, create your own opportunity and essentially need a lot of energy to move "mountains." And another is to just simply be. This means watching for opportunity as it presents, going along with others decisions and fitting in to a life that surrounds you. It is not until I sat back lately and simply just "am" that I understand the difference.  A sense of peace and tranquility arrived in me that was quite unexpected and very welcoming.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A New Coat of Paint

This past weekend we became weekend warriors once again. I painted the bathroom upstairs & Steven tackled our basement bathroom reno...almost done that basement!  I brought a pillow from our bedspread & asked the Paint Lady to match it up, which she did really well. Our bathroom is now a luxurious shade of gold./beige and looks like it belongs in a high end hotel. Each time I flick on the light I smile & absorb the beauty of the gorgeous color.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fluffy Snow

The snow last night was so light and fluffy that it floated off the vehicle when I opened my door. It was like seeing white cotton candy fall from the sky.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Baby Stretch

When a tiny little baby cuddled up in your arms falls asleep and then reaches her arms above her head to get even more comfy as she settles in, it is a special moment that you know you will treasure forever. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

breathing fresh mountain air

yesterday i hiked up Mt. Hamel with a new friend

along the way i experienced the feelings of
what a fabulous way to spend a saturday!
  it kept this chick from having cabin fever for one more day of urban life
one can only wonder what is in store for next week