right now

one of my favorite designers, ali edwards, did a "right now" challenge on her blog (http://aliedwards.typepad.com/) today---so here is mine...

1. watching, or more listening since i am in and out of the room, to "failure to launch"--this is the 3rd time i have started it in the last 24 hours, hoping to finish it this time.

2. packing for montana - i got a lot done yesterday, but let's be honest, i was puttering and now i am actually moving :) push has come to shove.

3. still in my pj's, but have brushed my teeth.

4. loving my little cuddle pup, lulu, who keeps me company. i wasn't going to ever let my dog on the bed and now the little stinky thing sleeps with us every night. ridiculous, but so cute how she snuggles up next to my back, after doing a little half turn, and then tucks her nose under her paw.

5. missing my boy who has been in montana and excited to see him tomorrow night.

6. sad that i am leaving my roommates, growing garden, and large shower.

7. wondering what else i am forgetting to take.

8. missing having a laptop of my own, but thankful my parents like to share their "extra."

9. finding my second wind and ready to go get it done...

what are you doing right now?


when you should be packing...

...and instead your blogging (and watching shall we dance). hmmm... yesterday i returned from a long weekend in arizona. the trip was a fun time with family, good weather and some fantastic scenery. at the end i concluded that i am not a huge fan of the desert, though i do have a great appreciation for all cacti and a love for sedona. more on the trip later. yesterday afternoon i went and picked, as in picked up from the store, two flats of strawberries and twenty pounds of cherries. last night i washed, pitted, packed, and froze all my fresh fruit. today, as i look in my freezer, i am ridiculously happy and satisfied to see my delicious results. there is something about knowing that my freezer is full of local fruit and looking forward to eating it this winter! i have procrastinated long enough, and must now get back to packing. off to montana on thursday. i'll post more from arizona this weekend. now back to work...right after i call jon and see if i can talk him into taking dance lessons with me this fall...


20 things...to make up for the last month

i might hate computers more than i love them at this moment. sometimes, i am pretty sure the line between love and hate is less than thin. in case anyone has missed my random rambles...it might have to do with the fact that my laptop has died and was pronounced a for sure dead by the computer coroner this week. i am sad. however, seeing as it has been over a month since my last blog, i thought it was time to ramble again...

1. i planted a mini garden...and it is growing

2. loving the song honeybee by zee avi --- or most anything by her right now--video at http://www.youtube.com/zeeavi

3. 2 great road trip weekends with the girls - one to california, one to portland

4. moved all the bees to montana and the husband too

5. little sister graduated from 8th grade, other little sister finished her first year of college, brother got his license

6. bike rides

7. farmer's market

8. bbq dinners on the porch, with friends

9. inspired by eating seasonal, local, and organic

10. baked an organic granny smith apple pie - and then chris and amy brought over their homemade apple and cherry pies... three pies + a carton of vanilla bean ice cream =heaven

11. reading every night before i sleep

12.being present in this moment

13. sunset magazine ---raised bed gardens and a weekend in boise ---

14. hits and misses as we switch our daily products to healthier and more eco friendly choices --hit: my new Burt's Bee's Soap Bark &Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, ... miss: whatever our dishwasher soap is right now, it does not love our dishwasher

15. http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ aka skin deep---what's in your products?

16. sunshine, thunder storms, and the smell of freshly cut grass...oh, and was that allergies too?

17. my recycling bins are finally up and ready to go...

18. and i have a compost station too...chris j. should be proud

19. i have gotten up before 6 every morning this week...not sure what i think of this yet or how long it will last...

20. tonight i had an oreo brownie ice cream sundae, with stawberries and whipped cream...thank you justin for a reason to celebrate, it made me happy inside :)