Wednesday, April 3, 2013

32 things I love today


  1. Dipping toes into the icy Big Hole River in the first week of April.
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  3. My trusty old red subaru.
  4. Avacados
  5. Being amazed each year at the utter force and brilliance of sudden spring in the mountains.
  6. Sandhill cranes flying high over our house, calling to each other.
  7. Today I talked to my mom, my dad, my sister and my brother.  All of them.
  8. New friends, old friends, my wonderful community of awesome women.
  9. Boots and skirts.
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  11. The harmonica.
  12. Toting a flat of spindly, reaching seedlings into my warm hoophouse in the morning.
  13. Coffee.  First Thing.
  14. Realizing after the last two years, that I'm happier in my 30s than I was in my 20s.
  15. The simultaneous heartache and pride I feel watching my girls climb trees, grow strong, and think for themselves.
  16. Watching the sun rise this morning.
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  18. Washing my face with sugar.
  19. Knowing that in a week, my schedule will drastically change, opening wide for summer.
  20. Being with my man, who makes me happy.
  21. Saturday mornings.
  22. This girl.
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  24. The smell of rain.
  25. Roadtrips, long or short.
  26. Lilacs.
  27. This girl, too.
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  29. My mother-in-law, who cleaned my entire hosue today, made my birthday dinner, and bought cupcakes.
  30. Running the hogback with Ruby.
  31. Dramatic spring skies.
  32. Still eating tomatoes from last year's garden.
  33. Poems.
  34. Thrift stores.
  35. Taking pictures.
  36. Trusting myself- it sounds so simple.
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  38. This.
**Birthday list idea borrowed from the lovely Nici, over at digthischick.net

4 comments:

erin said...

that is a great list.
happy birthday! (i think)

sarah said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday tooo you
happy birthday barefoot beauty
happy birthday
to.you.
thank you for sharing pieces of your life in this space. it is a joy to read.
dang, that river looks COLD. brave MT girls :)

Ellie said...

Thank you, friends, it was a good day!! And yes, that river is WAY too cold :)

fealyfamily said...

Wow! What a beautiful post! I'm a new follower of your blog - found you via 'digthischick'. Happy Birthday! I am following along from Brisbane, Australia! I grew up on a dairy farm over here and my hubby and 3 kids and I are about to head off travelling around Australia in our camper van before heading back to our country roots. I look forward to getting lots of inspiration from your blog! Many Thanks for sharing!

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