Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I leave Thursday for my next great adventure. I am moving from Seattle to Oahu... for a couple months... then Virgina?...then? In packing and meeting with people it seems that the topic change and how I am moving forward keeps coming up. Is it OK to not know? I think I am overwhelmed but quite able to fulling wrap myself around the feeling- numb is more like it. In the last couple months my fiance has come home from war, my brother has gone back to school, my mother has moved out of my childhood home clear across the state, and my Grandmother died. I think I am just vaguely floating- if that makes sense?

I am excited from the Oahu sun and being with the one I love. I am excited for the Oahu farmer's markets. I am excited for fruits & vegetables and finally getting back to making a meal and baking. I am also excited that McDonald on Oahu has Huapia baked pies (don't judge!). At 27, I think I am ready to have what would be considered a "normal" routine. Marriage here I come...

My biggest concern right now is how to get both my suitcases under 50 pounds- hard... I know!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Flavors

It is September! Day number one... and this morning Starbucks reminded me that it is PUMPKIN season- the "first" day actually. I am a fan of Starbucks- hello I live in Seattle and love a iced americano with non fat milk and vanilla!- but going to the store is a treat. I ventured out this morning because I am house/babysitting (as much as staying with a little adult 12 yr old is a babysitting) and they only have poptarts and sugar cereals like fruity pebbles- who does that?* Being in the foreign space has caused me to reflect on what I do differently then most people, where I came from, how much I have changed to the point what I do now is normal, and what I find comfort in- like Pumpkin! Today is a busy day of errands, but I feel inspired... maybe inspired enough to actually make food- pumpkin food*

What are you inspired by? What feels like Fall to you?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Seattle to Hawaii- The adventure is still going

It is August 30, 2010- How did that happen?

And I am marrying my best friend in less than 3 months- How did that happen?

I am moving... I have found more balance... I made achievements... and ate... and explored healthier living and fitness... and feel in love with a good friend... and became happier... all without chronicling it on what was to be my live journal and connection point with others. Others that might relate, understand, be amused, advice, or just be.

I still want this space. I look forward to the point where I can write on it when I want. Until then, be encourage that out of the mess happiness can come. It is never perfect or exactly what you thought, but maybe that is ok* A day is a day, and you go through one so you can get to the next.