Saturday, September 29, 2012

A successful Saturday

Today, I found a yoga studio! I'm ecstatic and anxious to start practicing again... 
Russ and I took a quick jaunt over to Minnihaha to climb.

Then we picnicked in the park and set up our slack line.

As we were goofing around, we noticed that behind a large tree a ways off, four little kids were tentatively inching their way closer towards us. 

We threw them a wave and before we knew it we were slack lining with a motley little crew of 4-8 year olds.

A good Saturday indeed. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another Skein Bites the Dust

Two down, two to go on my shrug.

Mayhaps I haven't actually picked it up and done anything on it for the last week or so...

but mayhaps not.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With Our Passions Combined!

We made our own rope tarp! 

Russ is an avid climber, and I love to sew.


We took Russ' leaving his rope tarp in another state as an opportunity to make a brand new, light weight one.

Hello 3 oz(ish) Rope tarp.

And Russell did all the sewing, I'm so proud!

Monday, September 17, 2012

I haven't kicked the bucket...

I've just been crocheting. 

Okay, really I've been doing a whole lot of nothing. 

But since my leave from productivity ends Monday (the end is in sight!!)

I've decided to keep my fingers busy until them with my FIRST EVER crochet project aside from accessories.

A super simple shrug.
I'm doing it in Lion Brand Homespun 412 Pearls. 
It's an off white/faint tan and wonderfully nubby and soft.

In other words, it snags on my crochet hook every chance it gets. 
No matter, the bigger the piece gets, the more scrumptiously soft it feels.

....and honestly...
the closer I feel to my Aussie-home made-knitting-baking idol Jorth
Someday I'll be as amazing as she is at all of this yarn work!
hopefully :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Enjoying the moment.

I'm impatient.

It is a fact I have lived with my entire life. I have never been so self-fooled as to claim any sort of sufferance.


I am always getting frustrated and caught up in what I don't have now:
my degree, a baby, a little house of my own, financial stability, heck; a job right now.

 as opposed to appreciating that which I do have:
The most attentive husband I could ever ask for, a loving family, a warm place to live, food to eat.


As I was nearing the halfway mark of my run tonight, Claire de Lune began playing on my ipod and an especially cool breeze greeted me from across a grassy field.

It was perfect.


In that moment, my breathing came easy and my uphill pace felt like a soaring accomplishment. I was exactly where I wanted to be and it was amazing.

Here's to holding on to the fleeting moments of peace and perfection to help us through the rest.