Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy 2nd of March!

Or should I say...Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

This is one of the happiest days of the year, in my opinion. Dr. Seuss is one of my all-time favorite authors and I love that there's a whole day taken to celebrate him. At least...I take the whole day to celebrate him...and Green Eggs and Ham...and The get the point. My sweet friend, Jamie, painted this for me last year and it makes me smile to look at. :) (In case you're not a Seuss aficionado, it's from The Lorax...)

I showed my kiddos "The Sneetches" today in class (one of my favorites!) and, since it was something out of the ordinary, they loved it! Not only is there really cheesy singing and a toast with marshmallow sticks, but it has a pretty wonderful message. One that says, I'm're ok...we're all ok, JUST the weird way we are. :) *Sigh* If only things were so easy in real life, right?

That's one of the reasons I think I admire Mr. Geisel so much...he really preached being happy with yourself and everyone around you, no matter what the situation. There is so much wisdom in each of his books--thus, the reason his legacy is still kickin' today!

On a different note, March came in like a lamb here in Southwest AK...yesterday was one of the most beautiful-bluebird-sky days we've had in a while!

Remi and I took complete advantage and went out for a long tundra run. It felt so good!! I often feel like I solve the world's problems, or at least my own, when I'm out for a jaunt. :) I get completely in my head, which can be interesting sometimes, but I always feel so peaceful when I'm out and so refreshed when I'm done. It can be difficult to take the first step out the door, but one of my goals for this year is making exercise time, in other words, me-time, more of a priority. It just feels right, you get me?

We also took advantage of the nice weather yesterday to get some work done around the house. We took the stove stack outside and cleaned it with a wire brush--hysterical with all the face was COVERED in soot by the time we were done! I felt like I should have been singing "Chim-chiminy, Chim-chiminy" and been jumping from rooftop to rooftop. :) BUT...we got the stack cleaned and we got the ceiling finished up!! We've had one open space in the tongue-and-groove where the stack goes through the roof and it's been a source of aggravation for both of us for quite some time. So, we finally did something about it! Here's the finished product:

Isn't it pretty?! I love our little house. It makes me happier than it probably should. :) 

I also climbed up on a ladder and washed our one tough window...the triangle window opposite the loft. Good about dirt smeared... Feels so good to get some of these things done!

Tomorrow, my brother-in-law and his lovely wife are coming to visit for the first time! Can hardly wait to have visitors! We got a delivery of fresh fruits and veggies today from a fabulous friend in town today, and I made chocolate chip cookies in anticipation. Life is always better with cookies...

Ok. I'm going now. Have a most lovely week! :)


  1. Woohoo, just caught up on your last couple posts! I love and miss you so much. I love your writing… It's so beautiful and honest. We really must start planning a time where we can see each other face to face, give each other big hugs, and sit down for a long chat over coffee. I'm missing you so much! So happy things are going well with you and can't wait to read more/see more photos :)

    Circus & Bloom

    1. Thanks, sweet friend! A coffee date sounds more than lovely--it would be so wonderful to see your face. :) Miss you, too and love you!