Monday, February 29, 2016


There was a bobcat on our roof! Stuck around long enough for some photos!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sprint Triathlon!

Competed in my first Sprint Tri today with Rosie!!! I was really sick, but I did it! The 5k run was hot, and I could have gone faster. The biking was long (13.1 miles) & definitely the hardest part, and the swim was disproportionately short (200 meters).

Husband surprised me by showing up to cheer me on -- I thought he had to work! So grateful for him, my sister for doing it with me, for a dad who cheered us on and insisted on selfies, for my aunt who came early to say hi, for sister who ran the 5k in the morning and came back to cheer us on...

I am sunburned, sore and sick, and also satisfied.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Galentine's Day

Yesterday was a day of waffles and sister-friends and favorite gals and heart earrings and blind date book exchanges! We went down to Main St. in Seal Beach and had brunch lady-style!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Daily task bullet journal

Bullet journal page  -- daily task checklist!

Bullet journal

Here is one page of my new bullet journal - I picked 10 areas of my life that I am focusing on, and listed some tasks/milestones that would increase my satisfaction in those areas.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Surf City Half Marathon

After many months and many miles, I finally did it -- I ran and completed the Surf City Half Marathon!

Rosie and I did it together, all 13.1 miles. We ran representing our Hogwarts Running Club houses, abd met up with some other HRC members before the race.

Our time was 3 hours and 34 minutes. It was faster than I thought -- and hurt more than I thought it would, too.

I sprinted when I saw the finish line. It was quite a feeling - I've never felt that driven before.

Adam was at the finish line to meet me, and Chris and Therese met us at mile 12. Therese took the photo of Rosie and I.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Made more soup today, to eat healthy and recover from the food from Rosie's birthday party!