What is it about this spring that feels so cinematic?  Like I'm walking around in my own personal girl movie.  Not any specific one, just blend of all my favorites.  Plus the surprise element and suspense of creating my own storyline and not knowing how it will all turn out in the end.  But the really great thing about not knowing, is I still know it'll all turn out just fine no matter what.  What a relief.

I've had an over abundance of wonderful conversations with friends this week.  Catching up with long losts and spending time with my usuals and discovering new ones, friends really are the people in our lives who show us the pieces of ourselves we don't see clearly on our own. {Stolen sentiments from emails back n forth with my dear friend Annie.}  I've said a million times before, but I am so beyond blessed by the people in my life.
A blissful afternoon spent at Kura Door Spa with my friend Jess.  We were so giggly as we checked in and put on our plush robes and explored the Japanese style accommodations.  We would try to act calm around the rare person would we cross in our wanderings, but I told her I didn't feel like I was in the appropriate zen mood as we cracked each other up and tried to keep it down.  But being silly at the spa is just as relaxing as being calm and serene.  Maybe even more so?  Laughter is the best isn't it?  My massage was lovely, but my favorite part of the experience was the steam room.

Rainy spring weather adding so much ambiance to my life.  I feel like a bloodhound sucking in all the wonderful smells.  It makes me smile right down to my soul.

So does riding my bike. Make my soul smile that is.  I've been oh so lazy about riding thus far this year.  Waiting for just the right weather is probably my biggest excuse.  But with 3 weeks to go before the Little Red Century I figure I better get it in gear.  And fast.  So I'm reacquainting myself with my bike and having fun riding with my friends.

That cat of mine still remains on the highlight list even though she whines constantly like the little spoiled creature she is.  I do love her though even if her attitude can be so uppity.  And she does looks fabulous as a purring accessory in my house so I think I'll keep her.  She matches everything.  Or does everything match her?

Spending wonderful moments discovering my neighborhood is on the list again this week.  I can't get enough of it.  Walking the familiar streets is fast becoming my favorite thing lately.
Live Authentically.
Isn't it a great statement to live by?  Jess said that. See what I mean about my friends being the cat's pajamas?


  1. I think you decorated everything with your gray, velvet kitty in mind. When you return home from all your exuberating experiences you calm right down in your serene plushness.

  2. I LOVE that statement! I need to live that right away.

    And your photos are making me crave a good ol' nature walk. Or bike. So peaceful. There's nothing like going so fast it feels like you're flying.

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