Wednesday, December 21, 2011

And so it begins

This Holiday season is in full swing now.  We made the cookies. Today is the last day of school, and Grandpa Eric will be here this afternoon. 
Just a few more details to complete, food to prepare, gifts to finish (yikes!), gifts to wrap, and merriment to make.  But, here we are. 

Happy Solstice!  Light some candles!  Remember that everyday is getting a little longer from here on out! 

Have a lovely Holiday season out there.  I will be back in the New Year.  xoxo

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I see London...

My friend Andrea and I have been making underwear, bras, camisoles and I recently made a robe.  We have an etsy page called I See London I See France.  It has been a whole lotta fun for sure.  We recently sold items at the Missoula Made Fair, and we did a bang up job!  It was a very ego inflating experience to have people oooohhh and awwwww over our underthings.  Made all the fussy underwear making frustrations totally worth it.  

And I would like to announce another new business/life venture that I will be taking on in the Spring.  Seedlings!  Shall I explain?  Yes.  I am opening a Waldorf-inspired childcare business.  Big undertaking, but so right.  I have been leading up to this for quite some time, and now the time feels right.  It seems that life keeps getting more fine tuned for us.  Andy will be teaching a film review class at the University of Montana next semester, and was invited to Winnipeg to teach a workshop to some film buffs.  The kids are thriving, we are feeling a little less run down, and a little more prepared to conquer the world.  And, l have to say, it is about time.  

On an entirely different note, I am planning to ask Kinkos if they will give me their throw away paper, so that I can make some journals.  But if they don't, I totally plan to dumpster dive.  I'll let you know all about it tomorrow.  Happy Wednesday. xo

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I just went on the first run I have been on since, well, I can't remember.  A long time.  I have been feeling a bit unpredictable lately.  Moody.  Mostly with my family.  Even downright enraged at times.  I felt low this morning, like the world was against me, and I couldn't believe that the boys were leaving things all over the house for me to pick up, and why is it that Andy leaves his pants and sweatshirt all balled up with the blanket on the couch every damn morning?  At least the dishes are all clean, because I DID THEM LASTNIGHT.  This was the conversation yelling in my head this morning.  Then, everyone left, and I went on a run. 

Now, I am wondering what the big deal was with my past self?  Why was she so pissed off at everyone?  Why couldn't she see past her own squinched up face?  I'll tell me why. I needed to run.

I went outside, moved my body in open space, breathed really hard, got my heart rate up, even sweat a little.  Poof.  Bad mood gone.  So why don't I go every effing day?  I clearly need to.  All the excuses are; bad weather, lack of light, no time.  They are all valid, but if we are talking about happiness here, then I need to figure out a way to work around all of those obstacles.  For everyone's sake. 

So here is my pre-New Years resolution; to run as much as I can.  We will all be better for it.