Monday, July 16, 2012

For some odd reason, I have this sudden urge to plant a garden and harvest my own food.  Somehow I managed to romanticize the idea of digging around in the dirt and sweating under the hot sun.  But the idea of bringing this fresh food into my house that I grew just excites me.  Maybe it's my need to prove to myself that I can provide for myself by myself. 
Wow, that doesn't sound stubborn at all….
I am pretty sure after visiting Camilla up in Sausalito and harvesting some of her goodies is what turned me onto the idea of doing it myself.  It was so much fun and seeing the successful end result of her hard work was gratifying, even for me and all I did was pick the food from the ground.
I'm not sure I have a green thumb or even the patience to let the food fulling grow but i'm going to give it a shot.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Learning Game:

When there is ease and simplicity in your life, it's because earlier you learned a lot.

When there is resistance and obstacles in your life, it's because there's even more to learn.

And learning even more, is pretty much the main reason everyone is still there.

Class dismissed,
The Universe

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Windy City

Just settled down in Chicago.
Boarded the plane this morning still in my ESPY makeup, hair curled, and grungy sweat pants along with a baggy t-shirt.
This made me SO happy.
I am not quite sure why but I liked the feeling.
First stop in Chi Town was a quick photo shoot with Hilton
Such a fun crew and some really funny shots.
 Now shacking up to get some rest since Sarah and I compete tomorrow.
Excited for what this trip is going to bring as well as high hopes for some kick ass results.  Plus I get to see my mommy and my kitties!  
Happiness is definitely about the little things today.

Last night was the ESPY's!
I was such a stress ball/head case.  Bright lights and cameras and red carpets and tight dresses and loads of makeup melting off your face as you stand in the hot sun… all gives me anxiety.  I'm pretty sure it would give any female anxiety.
I'm not going to lie, my dress was pretty amazing but was so tight that if I even ate a pea, it would show somewhere around the midsection.  It reminded me of the story about the princess and the pea and all those mattresses.  Even through all those layers of muscle and insulation on my tummy, I am convinced that a little bulge would poke through if I ate a single nut.  
So hungry, hot, and not able to move….
anyone feel bad for my date yet?
I braved this event.  
Gives me some serious appreciation for spandex pants and oversized sweatshirts.
By the end of the night, I have to admit, it was a ton of fun.  Being around so many people with similar passions and goals who all have dedicated their lives to sport was inspiring.  Plus, even in my heels, I was SHORT!   
That single-handedly made the night a success.