29 June 2012

Bad blogger...

I've been in a blogger slump.

It's been a bit tough for me to keep up lately. 
As in, I've been experiencing a string of really long days that haven't left a lot of time for looking at the blog.

It is because of these long days that I am taking a quick jaunt to Canada.
To recharge.  Get re-grounded.  Reconnect with the husband.

Ya know...the important stuff.

I think when it gets really busy, I sometimes forget to take a breath.
To remember why I am doing what I am doing.
To take time to think about the fact that I am living an amazing life surrounded by amazing people.

Because that's the beauty of it all...to stop and smell the fresh mountain air.

And maybe go hiking, trail running and camping.

So I'm going to go make that happen.

ps.  Happy Canada Day (July 1), everyone...more on that later!

24 June 2012

Happy Sunday...

I know it's been a while.  
I've been on the road.
And then I just got tired.
And then the blog suffered.

Today I just needed to go for a long run, catch up on work and reconnect with me.
There's nothing wrong with a little "me time" is there?

I didn't think so...

I'll be back to posting goodness next week.

In the meantime, happy Sunday!

12 June 2012

Back in the Jaw

It's been a blissful few days back in the Jaw.

It's so lovely here right now...everything super green and warm.
And it doesn't hurt that I'm with Dave...in our house...and I get to sleep in our bed. 
I miss our bed when I'm not here.

We've had a quiet few days catching up with friends. 

Once again, I'm reminded that the military life forges quick and close bonds between people from all over the world.  Friends of ours are moving back to England this week and while I am sad to see them go, I know that we will be friends forever.

And that we will get a chance to visit England in the very near future!

We have friends in a lot of places...England, Denmark, Italy, all over Canada and the U.S.  It's a good thing and makes my wanderlust rev its engine.

As a gift, I gave our friends a little wordle I put together on Moose Jaw.  Enjoy! 

01 June 2012

Vacation: Part Four - Denver, Quick and Dirty

Our vacation was ending...I was not a happy camper.

Dave and I shared a great breakfast of panini in Boulder and then drove into Denver for a quick stop to switch out rental cars (I was staying in Colorado for work) and then into the city center for a quick bite.

We made our way along 16th Street Mall, holding hands and not saying much...just dreading the inevitable "goodbye" that was looming ahead.  

We grabbed a quick icy treat at Pinkberry and then wandered around some more.

Our short jaunt along 16th ended with a lovely little tapas-type meal in Larimer Square at Osteria Marco.  We shared a salad and some fresh bruschetta.  

It was yum.
Then it was time to go.

Needless to say, I do not handle saying goodbye at the airport gracefully.
In fact, I'm a mess.
I cry, I snot, I dribble all over myself in a sniffly mess.

Needless to say, there are no pics to share from this portion of the trip.

Just sayin'.

In the meantime, I have been and will be back on the road.  Just a taste of where I've been and where I'm going...all before the end of June!

Denver, CO
Longmont, CO
Estes Park, CO
Albany, NY
Nashville, TN
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Moose Jaw, SK
Louisville, KY
Columbia, KY

Lucky for me, I get to spend the next two days with one of my favourite friends on the west coast before diving into more work out there.  I'm a lucky gal.

Stay tuned!