Monday, June 25, 2012

1 year

Last weekend was the 1 year anniversary of Elliott & I. On our first date we went to the laser light show at the grand coulee dam. I remember just laying there looking at the stars and talking with him, and he asked me what I want out of my life. I remember stumbling for an answer. While I couldn't put my finger on specific things then, I am almost glad, because although I never imagined I would end up here, what I have now is more than I could ever ask for.

There is something beautiful about marriage, the way it softens your rough edges, forces you to be more patient, forgiving, and willing to sacrifice for the other person. I won't say that marriage is easy ( we are both a 10 on the stubborn scale) , I will say it is rewarding.  I have never been more fulfilled, more happy, or more in love. Even after a whole year waking up next to him is my favorite part of the day- as I think it will be forever : )

Saturday, June 9, 2012


I ran a 10k this morning with my running buddy for life Jamie. Whenever I ask myself why I like to race I can't come up with a good answer besides... why not? While I placed second in my age group today (7th  or something overall),  I placed first in largest badonk among my running buddies pictured below.   I finished in 50 min some seconds. I chilly day in June it was. Perfect for running. Sad for my garden.

Last time I ran it in 49 min and some seconds and placed first.   I thought for sure I would beat it today since last race had a huge hill and I just felt slow!  Oh well, there is always the next race. Yes, I am addicted- an endorphin junkie I suppose. Or maybe I just like an excuse to wear awesome spandex pants.

We are now owners of geese. 5 of them. Big white ones. I don't really know how it came to be, but there they are, all large and feathered in the giant  habitat that Elliott put together for them. I think I would enjoy the experience more if we would have got them when they were babies so they would follow me around as though I were there mother, rather than just walking around scaring poor Melly dog. I will take pictures when I am in the mood to do something reckless and irresponsible ( i.e. approaching a flock of angry geese)


Thursday, June 7, 2012


Life has been pretty sweet as of late. Red strawberries eaten by the handful out of our garden, listening to the rain tap on our windows as we go to sleep all snuggled up, and big beautiful peonies growing in Elliott's grandmothers garden that I bring in to brighten up my little kitchen. So what if I have to mop and dust twice as much as the average woman with all the dust and mud that comes with country life, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

We got our new pigs on Tuesday. I know that I can't get attached but I still like to go and visit them. The little black one comes right up and tries to knaw on my shoe and puts his little pig feet up on the straw bale where I sit and gets his cute little snout all over my pants trying to eat those, too. He adores belly rubs. And chocolate chip cookies.

I have got an upgrade in the job department : ) I now work at a doctors office. Elliott always told me to look for better opportunities and that I did. In fact, really think it is the best job I could ask for at this point.  I really love it! I still have a lot to learn, but I love feeling like what I am doing matters. I love answering phones and feeling official saying things like " got that file?" and  "so and so on line one". I even bought slacks. That is how official I felt. I love having coworkers and drawer stashed with chocolate and being around fellow receptionist diet coke addicts like myself.  I work afternoons, so I have the mornings to myself to run and work in the garden and do my school work and do some cleaning around the house. I just wish I didn't need 9 hours of sleep a night there were more hours in the day!!