June: Don't you love this photo? I don't like to get my face wet and realized moments before running through this ambush what was about to happen... I have posted several photo's from that day to Instagram for all to enjoy.
I'm training for a half marathon in September and a marathon on November. Trying to stay injury free I'm running just 3-4 times a week. So far it's working well.
Project Declutter: Real Simple posted this photo to Instagram early June... the caption says "1945, when the average American owned 10,000 things." Gulp.
Over the next week I found myself looking around our home, realizing very little of the stuff in our home belongs to my husband. Conclusion, most of this stuff is mine?!
Since that day I have been on a mission, to clean out as much as possible before we leave for Europe in August. As I write this post today, I have gone through EVERY drawer, closet, and room in our home. Going through a hundred photo albums from my Grandma, removing duplicates, blurry photos and strangers... I have two show boxes of photos. I brought several bags of clothes to the goodwill, garbage cans full, and ... are you ready for this.... I still have a room full of the last of Frank and Barbara's furniture to donate. In the storage room above the garage sits two sofas, five chairs, four bookshelves, a queen size bed, three coffee tables, and a dozen pieces of framed artwork.
July: I'm a year older. The World Traveler flew from Switzerland to celebrate, having seen him for just 36 hours in five weeks... being together was perfect. We had a quiet, lovely day.
I'm also growing out my bangs (a dreadful process)... here are a few rejects from some photo's my friend took a few weeks ago. I can't wait to get through this process! 46 was filled with lifetime highs and lows... I hope 47 grants my wish. Regardless, I will embrace this crazy little life.
Reading: Contemporary fiction/ new releases are my books of choice this summer. My favorite two books read so far are Freud's Mistress, and The Marrying of Chani Kaufman. I recommend both! In addition to fiction, I have been devouring cookbooks. I have a few to review in the fall (preordering a few copies of one of them, love!).
|Sonderborg Denmark (source: google image)|
I hope you are having a lovely summer, enjoying family, finding time to unwind with friends, and relax. ~ much love, Mari