Friday, June 19, 2015

Trevlig Midsommar!

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Wish I could be in Sweden for Midsommar. Nästa år kanske?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thank a Teacher



Did you know that May is the Teacher Appreciation Month? Remind made a short video reflecting on teachers who have had a huge impact in our lives. As soon as I got the prompt, I knew exactly the teacher I would talk about. You?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Going the Distance


This picture was taken in January, after our first run in our brand new shoes. This weekend, we're going for a loooong run. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Post-Vacation Gratitude

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my first breakfast at home (i missed avocados!)

I got in at 7:50 pm last night, and this is the first of my 4:30 am jet-lagged mornings. I had a great time on my impromptu vacation around Scandinavia, but I'm soooo happy to be home. This morning, my heart is filled with gratitude to the people who made my trip possible:

mama - for taking care of my cats and sending me a ton of cat photos. I love those two more than life itself. Leaving them with mom, I didn't have a single worry about whether they were fed or played with or loved.
anna and sigurd - for graciously sharing their beautiful Olso apartment on such short notice and making me feel totally home.
forrest - for inspiring me to travel, and persuading me to take the fjord tour. It was so totally worth it.
alex - for so many things including but not limited to: taking my call at work and letting me talk about the worst restaurant experience, updating me on airport gate changes, finding out what track the train I almost missed would be on, moving my (manual transmission) car to appease my neighbors, coming over to play with the cats, and giving me the best homecoming ever. I got to come home to avocados, eggs, the bread I like, tulips, and steak. It was completely unprompted. If it wasn't for Alex, I would surely be eating European candy for breakfast.

Even though this was a solo trip, I couldn't have done without this bunch of awesome people. Tusen tack!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Worst Part of Traveling

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Moos being a saint of a cat

...is missing these two.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Oslo

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Oslo is beautiful. And my host in Oslo is even more so. I basically invited myself to Anna's place, and she has made me feel totally at home.

Tomorrow, I'm taking the train to Bergen to see the obligatory fjord. ~5.5 hours on a boat! Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Two Selves


Do you keep up with Humans of New York? I was clearing out my old bookmarks today and found this gem:
I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays.
It reminded me of another quote I came across recently. "You have two lives. Your first life ends when you realize you only have one life."

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