I SPOKE TOO SOON…

#wtf #spring #burlington #vermont
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Errrrr….a snowy/icy walk on my way to Penny Cluse Cafe for a “work” breakfast yesterday morning.

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SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN VERMONT!

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It’s the last few weeks of the semester at UVM and Spring is in the air, so life has been busy and enjoyable! I’ve been able to leave the house in shorts or sans jacket (feels so good!). Short hikes are doable again. Dinners have ranged from roasted vegetables at home to sushi at San Sai to Burlington Bay breakfast sandwiches.

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SNAKE MT.
SNAKE MT. SUNSET

And our latest project at work is painting a mural on our building. We have an artist up from New York for the week, but I’ve been helping her paint all weekend and most nights after work. It’s a pleasure to see something take shape, but wow, I’m tired at night!

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We also have monks on campus creating a sand mandala! I’ve been trying to stop by every few days to watch them work. I posted a video on Instagram of what it sounds like when they are working. It’s this oddly soothing scraping sound!

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Overall, I’m looking forward to more sunshine, bike rides, and creemees by the lake soon.

P.S. I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel on Sunday night. It’s gorgeous and dreamlike and I can’t recommend it enough.

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OJAI PIXIE TIME!

OJAI PIXIES!
OJAI PIXIES!
OJAI PIXIES!A quick breakfast before yoga this morning – Ojai Pixies and a Balance Bar. It’s Ojai Pixie time at City Market, a short but sweet citrus spree for me. I eat like 8 of these a day for as long as I can! Teeny tiny but super juicy and sweet. If you see them at your store, TRY THEM!

 

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GREEN SMOOTHIE ENVY.

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I was down at Mindi & Tom’s this weekend and they recently bought a new toy: a Blendtec blender. Our morning green smoothies included about ten ingredients that my blender could never pulverize. OMG. Blender envy.

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MONDAY MORNING TUNES.

I forgot how much I love the music in Donnie Darko….

0:00:00 – Carpathian Ridge
01:35 - The Killing Moon By Echo and the Bunnymen
07:22 - The Artifact and Living
09:13 - Head Over Heals by Tears for Fears
13:28 - Manipulated Living
15:57 - Middlesex Times
19:48 - West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys
17:40 - Philosophy of Time Travel
23:42 - Liquid Spear Waltz
25:43 - Gretchen Ross – Notorious – Burn It To The Ground – For Whom The Bell Tolls
45:38 – Love Will Tear Us Apart – Burn It To The Ground – Slipping Away – Rosie Darko – Cellar Door – Ensurance Trap

P.S. Speaking of movies, I watched Love Story this weekend. SOB!

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INTO THE GLOSS INSPIRED DECORATED MUSH!

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Breakfast today was some Into The Gloss-inspired decorated mush: chia seeds, oats, and goji berries soaked overnight in almond milk with a dash of cinnamon, honey, and vanilla extract. Topped with ground flax, more cinnamon, peanut butter, and banana.

I’ve been on an eggs kick for breakfast, but this is a refreshing change. It’s also SUPER quick because it soaks overnight.

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THIS SPRING vs. LAST SPRING.

THIS SPRING! I went to Stowe and explored the area around Moss Glen Falls. Very pretty, but still winter. That’s a real frozen waterfall.

FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.

LAST SPRING! Very pretty, and actually Spring. Sakura! So many cherry blossoms. These are pics from my trip to Kyoto exactly one year ago. #sakurapictureporn

SPRING BREAK
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SPRING BREAK II

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