Monday, September 28, 2009

monday sun.

it is so nice out today. I choose to smile despite the feeling of constant dog paddling to stay above water. today and i are splendidly imperfect and alive.
greasy, squeemy, happy me atop a 14er.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

kindred spirits.

i miss her!
life is easier with a best friend around, you know?

Monday, September 21, 2009


oh to be back in school again. :( 2 hours of sleep last night only to find out all too late that class was canceled after rushing to get there and acquiring a parking ticket in the process. AND a freezing cold day today! today would have been great if i wasn't in school and could wear glasses and big socks and read and do laundry all day.

dear colorado,

please make up your mind. yesterday was AMAZINGLY hot! i wore shorts all day and volunteered at the Sustainable Living Fair. and today: FREEZING! sweaters and socks and still cold. i don't do well with change so please decide.

karen marie

Saturday, September 19, 2009


craving balance right now. quick blog about PEANUT BUTTER. I have recently purchased my first EVER jar of peanut butter. now, being the extreme label reader and bargain hunter that I am, I searched 3 stores before landing on Naturally More Peanut Butter. It has flax seeds and tons of protein and fiber (i am also a recent fiber freak too) AND half the fat! no tras fat (which i found out was invented by Crisco to lengthen shelf life but is so terrible for you that state laws are beginning to ban it in all food production from mcdonalds to gourmet restaurants. this has taken effect in New York and California.) the consistency is a little different, but it is better for you than almond butter and tahini. While normal peanut butter is almost exclusively monounsaturated fat, Naturally More contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.

my first jar of peanut butter. quite satisfied.... the joys of growing up.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

i hope frank sinatra was right.

this spring i am going to new york, new york with the my beautiful friend, carrie. no boys allowed!!!

new blog to follow: the love of my life is in Uganda now working with the light gives heat organization. she left her fiancee and is following God's calling. Pray for her!