Photo of bear creek from my recent trip to see my parents Colorado.  The only thing that would have made it better is if my husband, Bear, had been with us.

Photo of bear creek from my recent trip to see my parents Colorado. The only thing that would have made it better is if my husband, Bear, had been with us.

The start of spring flowers!!  I am so glad to see them.   

Note or self: plant 1000 more so next spring the yard will brilliantly beautiful.

The start of spring flowers!! I am so glad to see them.

Note or self: plant 1000 more so next spring the yard will brilliantly beautiful.

Mont loves the sunshine and his squeaky dog.

Mont loves the sunshine and his squeaky dog.

Boxer love

Boxer love

Toby got an F on his first fashion redesign assignment. In his defense he misheard the project theme as zombie movie instead of natural beauty.

The hazards of braiding your hair in the car aka Bear is an amazingly patient man. 
Me: how does me hair look?
Bear: good 
Me: would you tell me if it looked horrible?
Bear: nope
Me: ha. Ok will you tell me if the braid is good?  Are there any loopy pieces sticking out?
Bear: huh?
Me:  ugh I’ll just take a picture
Me: ok it looks ok but wait do I have a mismatched blond streak in my hair
Bear: nope
Me: but look at this picture, I totally do
Bear: (looks where I am spastically pointing) nope. You look good. 
Me: ok thanks

The hazards of braiding your hair in the car aka Bear is an amazingly patient man.
Me: how does me hair look?
Bear: good
Me: would you tell me if it looked horrible?
Bear: nope
Me: ha. Ok will you tell me if the braid is good? Are there any loopy pieces sticking out?
Bear: huh?
Me: ugh I’ll just take a picture
Me: ok it looks ok but wait do I have a mismatched blond streak in my hair
Bear: nope
Me: but look at this picture, I totally do
Bear: (looks where I am spastically pointing) nope. You look good.
Me: ok thanks

I love this bird feeder. It is simple and beautiful.

I love this bird feeder. It is simple and beautiful.

The other day I got a text from Bear that said “I’m so freaking frustrated with all of this stupid amazing stuff.” At first I thought he was using “amazing” as an sarcastic replacement for a curse word (because that’s totally what I would do), but when I asked he reminded me that the stuff that was stressing him out was actually amazing. I think having the presence of mind to acknowledge the remarkable while upset is amazing.

Resolution: This summer when it is warm and humid I am taking a blanket outside and stargazing among the fireflies, mosquitoes and ticks be dammed.   Ok so maybe not so much dammed but repelled by generous amounts of bug spray.  And maybe the bug spray will make me smell like camping and will repel husbands as well as bugs, but that is ok because it is about the stars and the fireflies and warm weather.  

Snuggle bug boxers.

Snuggle bug boxers.