Monday, November 24, 2008

Random thoughts .........




It is the week of Thanksgiving.......this means only a 3 day work week and I have to say I am so excited about that! Work has been crazy busy and of course with the end of November comes the start of cold and flu season........so I feel as though my body is beginning the battle....... I hope it wins.




I had an amazing weekend filled with an abundance of friend time.....which is always much needed this time of year when the feeling of missing loved ones back home starts to seep into my system.




Yesterday was the perfect day. It started with Meg and I meeting for breakfast.....my absolute all time favorite meal of the day. We went to this place called Portage Bay Cafe........oh my goodness........it is filled with yummy, organic, local food. It is like dying and going to heaven.......or what I would imagine it would be like! After breakfast I met up with Hope and we went for a walk around Greenlake. These are some pics from the lake........one of my favorite spots. It was one of those most perfect Fall days.......cool and crisp ( only 49 degrees) and sunny.........not hazing sunny which we get here in the NW quite a bit.......but clear, blue skies sunny. Get out your scarf and wool hat kind of days. One of the gifts about living in the NW and what I just love is that unpredictable weather.......you just never know what you are going to get. Well let me correct that starting in November and lasting until June.....we get rain and lots of it.........but we also gets those great gorgeous days......the kind of days that we don't tell visitors about.........because......well we want everyone to believe it is always rainy here. But that is just not true. The wonderful thing about Seattle is that when you have one of these wonderful days.......everyone come out to play. I don't know if you can see it in this picture but there are alot of people walking at Greenlake.










It is so energizing to see everyone out.....either walking, biking, running and even kayaking. I love living in a place where the motto is......when it is nice outside....ditch all previous plans and head outdoors!





You have to of course......because you are not sure when the next "nice day" is going to come. Keeps you living and thinking in the moment. Even on days when all you want to do is lay on the couch.....you find the energy to get up and do something active outside.










Here is my self-portrait! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend...............

4 comments:

azlori said...

49 degrees...cool and crisp? Don't think so...it was 49 degrees here this am and it was freakin' cold! Your blood must be thickening....cuz to us Arizonians 70 is cool and crisp...49 is just down right cold!

Kiz said...

look'n good julz! It's just too pretty there - I'm so jealous. When this little baby of mine gets detached from my body - i'm coming up to see you.

are you coming home for the holidays??

m-lo said...

Hey, thanks for the text- Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I love the pictures- there is no such thing as fall in HI or any season for that matter, which is a little weird. I will be home at Christmas- are you coming home? If so, lets hang out!
Love you, Miss you

m

GutsyWriter said...

New visitor to your blog. Very nice. I saw Seattle, and that might be where my 21-year-old son moves to over the summer to do an engineering internship. I hear it's a great place for young people to live.