Thursday, March 31, 2011

Somewhere over the rainbow...

"But it wasn't a dream. It was a place, and you and you and you and you were there. But you couldn't have been, could you?"

Husband has always told me that I have the strangest dreams, but it still blows my mind when real people, real memories, real places invade my sleep. Especially when it's something/someone that I have not even thought about in years and years.

Why does that happen?!?

It just leaves me awake and confused.

How strange.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring is coming

Despite it's best efforts, winter is slowly fading into spring. One of the best things about spring in Denver is the views - Snow capped mountains and budding trees, the grass slowly changing to green.

Spring makes anything seem possible.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Finding out that friends are coming to visit may be more exciting than Christmas morning.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wandering Mind

I've had a wandering mind lately, changing like the winds as spring blows in.

There are a million ideas running through my head and sometimes I find it hard to sleep as I am so full of anticipation of making the ideas come to fruition.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I heart food

I have come to realized that my senses have a profound effect on the food I eat. Husband can eat anything regardless of how it looks or smells. Not me.

If it looks gross, smells bad, tastes funny, feels yucky, or even sounds weird, I have a really hard time with it.

I'm all about texture and love the smell of yummy food cooking in the kitchen. I enjoy how the thought of your favorite foods can make your mouth water.

In recent years I have really expanded my palette and although I am still a little finicky about what I eat, I have to remind myself that just because it looks weird, it might taste really good. Just because I don't like the name of it, it can become my new favorite. I just have to give it a chance (if I can stomach it!)

As a wedding gift we got a fabulous set of dishes. They are classic white that work perfectly for dinner on the couch or a formal sit down with friends. It's fun to watch colors pop on the white backdrop.

One of my favorite things to do is put on my apron, pour a glass of wine and create deliciousness!

Tonight's dinner. Garlic alfredo risotto with yellow, orange & red bell peppers and zucchini, paired with a nice cab of course!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Don't lose your motivation

Life gets distracting sometimes and it's easy to lose sight of priorities.

Yesterday while discussing something somewhat trivial in the long haul, a special friend reminded me, "Don't lose your motivation Jen."

While I know he was speaking to the task at hand, I found it very inspirational, as this friend always has been.

I'm adopting it as my mantra.

Missing in Action

It's been a long time since I've posted anything, but it's not for lack of things happening, but quite the contrary, life is crazy!

Here are some of the things I have been up to the past few months:

I've Celebrated Birthdays - Everyone who knows me, knows that I love to celebrate birthdays. It doesn't even have to be my own. We've celebrated with dance parties, white trash parties and even a masquerade party.

I've Taken Road Trips - Colorado to Nebraska to Iowa to Illinois to Indiana (all without heat in December - oh the things we do for our best friends!); Colorado to New Mexico to Arizona - with 2 bikes and a yak box on top, jeep stuffed to the rim, an old roommate and a husband.

I've Enjoyed Visits from Friends - Hillman came out for a weekend in the mountains, V & Scott stopped by on their way moving from San Diego back to Indy, and Milty & Sister stopped to give high fives in Denver before heading opposite ways across the country.

I've Said Goodbye.

And Said Goodbye Again.

I've Started Training - I'm doing my first duathlon in May. Run (1.5 miles), Bike (18k), Run (5k) Some days I really enjoy it, others not so much, but I am looking forward to it and sometimes even find myself looking forward to the time I spend outside on the road.

There have been lots of other things too: spending time with family & friends over the holidays, playing volleyball, yoga, enjoying husband snuggles, working on building the has definitely been keeping me busy. But I have missed blogging, even if no one reads it. I enjoy looking back on where I was or what I was doing at a certain point in my life.

Right now I miss my friends, I celebrate the small victories, I try not to let my feelings get hurt too easily, I look forward, I think, I feel, I ache, I mourn.