Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vacation Highlights

Vacation Highlight Reel: Casa Morada in Islamorada, FL

Spending a week of nothing but relaxation with "your person" is a tough thing to come home from. I'm currently experiencing vacation withdrawals. 

Sea Kayaking out to the middle of nowhere and running into a school of dolphins ain't half bad.

Seeing a dear friend for the first time since living together in Africa three years ago... one of the highlights. Snorkeling was fun too.

Staying in a suite that made me feel like I should double-check that I had the right room was a trip. I said to my partner in crime "Are they really letting us stay here?"

Since I was a little girl I have had two favorite animals. Sloths and manatees. I like things that move so slow they grow moss/algae. Within one hour of our arrival at Casa Morada, a manatee swam into the cove. I got to pet the beautiful sea cow and get in the water with it. I was beside myself with joy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I may be crazy...

I may be crazy, but all the best people are.

Can I get an amen? Tuesday makes me crazy. Is it still Monday? Is it Wednesday yet?

I need a nap.

Today I have google earthed my boyfriend's new place of employment (in Florida) and become frustrated when I couldn't get close enough to see the house he will be living in. I've managed a very sketchy study aid for my exam, and I made a lunch out of sundried tomatoes, peanut butter, noodles, artichoke hearts and crackers. (not in that order).

Sounds like a Tuesday right?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Is life good?

Is life good?

Is life good today? Yes. Good.

Will life be good every day? No. Change Something.

Ok. Good huddle. Go team.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012



Definition of THANKFUL

: conscious of benefit received <for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful>
: expressive of thanks <thankful service>
: well pleased : glad <was thankful that it didn't rain>

The third definition is my favorite. I am well pleased. I am glad. 
I am thankful for so many things in my life this week. I found myself walking across campus through the wind yesterday, thinking about how often I forget the lengthy list of things that are going well, especially when things don't feel like they're going at all.
Despite frustrations, disappointments and unwanted surprises, I am so thankful for the life I lead. I have friends, family, pets and a significant other who loves me. I have a career that challenges me and a home that makes me feel rested and safe.
I have every reason to be thankful.