Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Lately I have been researching 'minimalist'. It's appealing. I will not be living out of a suitcase and owning only 100 things, I was thinking more along the lines of just not a lot stuff. I don't need it. Why do I have two drawers full of rarely worn pjs? Why do I have boxes and boxes of books just storaged in my closet? I think this is really 'hitting home' because I will be moving soon, December 2nd, I found out I am losing my job July 1st. First shock (they are closing down the WHOLE company) then anger (I move from Minneapolis to Dallas to keep my job and now I am still losing it) to kind of excited. I have wanted to move to Portland or Seattle, this fall would be the perfect time!! Tentatively planning on moving back up to Minneapolis July 1st, go visit Turkey and Budapest for a little over two weeks, go sailing with my Faith August 7th-15th with the co-ed Boy Scout group we are apart of then move. I am really hoping everything goes as planned (fingers crossed). It will be easier to move with less stuff. I am canceling Netflix, getting a library card and maybe getting rid of my 9 year old TV.

Below is Alison and my Christmas pictures, silly I know, but cute and fun!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Raw Corn Soup

I made delicious raw corn soup last night, from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen cookbook. Definitely going to make again!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

little things cause big changes

bike, walk dog, read, travel ~ my manifesto

Lately I have been waiting/wishing for something major it happen- ex. new job, move to different state.... But sometimes it's all the little things added up that makes a big change. I need to start remembering that. August 28th, I biked 100 miles; September 4th, ran my fastest time (PR) 6 miles in 48.42 miles, I usually run 10min miles; I got a dog (Alison) and a cat(Pretty); hung pictures on my wall, first time in two years; I have more friends here than I had in Minnesota. None of it is major but those little things added up has caused a major change in me, I am the healthiest I have ever been and my apartment feels like home. First time in 7 years, since I have moved out of my childhood/parent's home, I am calling my apartment home.......I do not know how do end this posting.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hotter Than Hell

on the road to Wichita Falls. Kathy and I are going to the Hotter Than Hell bike ride.

Saturday morning at the start line, I'm a little nervous!

FINISHED!!! 8 and half hours to bike 100 miles in over 100 degrees

The next day, we ran a 10k!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Meet the new addition!

At Plano Animal Shelter

Driving home.

Our first walk!

I got her at the Plano Animal Shelter. They think part chihuahua, part weiner and all cute-ness. Around a year & half old. What should I name her?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


My new cat Pretty!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Portland May 22nd

bye Portland, I like you a lot!!

Friday, May 21, 2010