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Mom life

June 6, 2015

thanks to an abundance of moms in my home town (“where the hipsters go to breed”) I have been meeting lots of moms and am getting out for walks, hikes, and adult conversation daily.

Am visiting One Acre Farm soon, where I did WWOOFing, and am excited to see how everyone is doing. I haven’t been on a farm in many months, and am looking forward to smelling the garlic which we will be harvesting.

My favorite movie ever, Heathers, is a musical, and I got tickets and will be having a night out.

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My boys

May 4, 2015

  

Kipling

April 1, 2015

  

I feel like I won the lottery. Best decision ever. 

Does this mean the drought will be over?

December 11, 2014

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Today I awoke to a flash flood warning in the area I live. Outside (as this picture shows) the water rose above sidewalk level- damaging car interiors, giving children a place to play and swirl floating umbrellas, and keeping me trapped inside watching Netflix and reading books from the library.

David rode away (after the water level had risen even more dramatically) on his bicycle, for work. I should have gotten a video of how strange that was to see!

Fingers crossed the power doesn’t go out here. It has in various other parts of the bay area.

Feeling thankful for my warm bed, and an excuse to catch up on sleep. Seems I will need it, as I will be gaining an average of 1lb a week for awhile, and half of that going to the growth of my little guy.

Stay safe out there Bay Area!!

A year of change

November 24, 2014

So much has changed in a year.
Last time I updated I had taken a hiatus from my day to day in the bay, traveling throughout the states and abroad, for fun and to learn about farming.

In October I had an incredible adventure in Okinawa Japan visiting my friend Sarah and her family, eating the best food ever (Okinawan Udon) and visiting touristy spots.

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November I came back to the bay for the holidays where I took on the roll of a ninja (thanks to my onsie from
Japan).

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And in December went to Bend, OR for a white winter which including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and skateskiing; and mountain biking and a fat tire excersion.

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The New Year brought me back to the bay, where I enjoyed playing in the bay with friends, before relocating (for a heartbeat to Boulder Colorado and Fayetteville, AR).

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(santa cruz, CA)

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(Adventured in snow in Boulder, CO)

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(WWOOFing, crystal collecting, and storms in Fayetteville, AR)

Happily returned to the bay area after a few months away (unexpected but so happy to have done so), back to friends, bikes, and my life with this guy.

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And now, we await the birth of our first child together, whose life no doubt will be full of adventure just like his parents.

Oregon roadtrip part 1

August 20, 2013

I left for Oregon on a Sunday morning eager to arrive at Crater Lake.  When I arrived I noticed that the smoke had blown in from the multitude of fires burning in the state.  Regardless, I set up camp and quickly hopped on my bike to ride to the rim for a view.  Although it was a smoky uphill climb, after so many hours in the car I appreciated every moment of it.  Sadly when I got to the top the view of the lake was obstructed from all the smoke.

The next day I went back early and was able to see the view from the top of the caldera.  Also, made my way to the boat dock for some swimming in the lakes cold clear water, and was able to go to Wizard Island for a nice hike to the top.

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A happy me swimming in the cool 50 degree water.  A 6 year wait!Image

A great photo of a crawdad in Crater lake.

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View from the top of Wizard Island

After a few days enjoying Crater Lake I made my way to Eugene to hang out with friends.  Got stuck on a highway when it closed abruptly and was happy to find a camping spot which lived up to its name ‘Sunset Cove’.  Spend a few days in Eugene catching up with old friends, exploring Eugene’s downtown, food spots, and museums, and visiting the nearby hot spring for some natural relaxation.

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Next I headed to the farm (Nagdeo Farm in Gresham) where I have been the past 12 days.  That update in part 2.  After the farm I will head to the Oregon Coast before visiting Bend- Update 3 & 4.