I have this theory that most of life's problems can be made to look ridiculous, manageable, or insignificant if you envision that you're looking down at them from the top of the world's highest mountain.  For years now that's been my modus operandi. I think I figured that out when I was learning how to ski. The mountains somehow changed my life...

Aaron's been working from home a bit lately.  Even though I only work 1.9 miles away, it's been really hard not to bombard him with demands knowing he is so close, just sitting at the kitchen table (not 'just' sitting of course)-- "BRING ME FOOD".  "Do the dishes if you have a chance? :)"  (always an emoticon for good measure :)  "Meet me for lunch, ASAP".  "The weather says strong rainstorms and I forgot my raincoat...help!!!!!!!"   (That one is actually from today- there's even a tornado watch, my favorite! *Only my favorite if a tornado doesn't actually occur!)

I ordered this hot cereal in bulk from Amazon, after eating it at my grandmother's house last month. For the first time in 4 years I eat breakfast at home now. It only takes 3 minutes to cook! Normally I oppose 'instant' foods but not in this case. I want to eat it all the time. Steel cut oats are a thing of my past. (I mean- 30 minutes vs 3 minutes...there's not even a choice here)

The craziest rain just occurred outside my window- it was like the rain was trying to flood the earth in one minute's time. I only caught the tail-end of it on this video. You'll notice that I have a green thumb. (figuratively) (nay, sarcastically).

Good bye for today.