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what a darling little town. so zen-like. as i walked into the bed and breakfast at 11pm, i immediately felt calmer. a buddha statue greeted me, the sleeper sofa was pulled out for me (BFF has the other bed), and the logs were set out ready to be lit in our fireplace. this little oasis is charming AND just happens to be across the street from naropa. i had no idea so that was an extra treat. i spent my first hour here unpacking, sorting clothing by tops, pants, skirts, and accessories for easy access on these early mornings (class starts at 8:30am!), hanging coats, sharpening my scented pencils, setting out my toiletries, spraying the pillows with linen spray, and setting out tomorrow’s outfit. i feel like a kid starting school!

i spent the almost 4-hour flight going through 6-8 magazines and tearing out articles so i could shed them. always feels liberating to exchange them for the 30 or so sheets of paper that i actually keep. feel lighter. however, now i need to read for class tomorrow since i procrastinated. the reading isn’t as sexy – no glossy paper, images, or colors. however, i love the topic so i’d better dive in after a quick yoga practice. my body gets so achy from travel!

i also started reading the controversial skinny bitch and was laughing aloud. i’ve heard a lot about the book so decided t
o pick it up and so far, so good. totally agree with their take on the coffee and soda (only on p. 20). my parents always had to have coffee to get going in the morning so i’ve never had an intentional sip (unless the barista hears soy “coffee” latte rather than soy “chai” latte which has happened more than i’d like to admit). they rave about green tea instead so i gave myself a pat on the back. however, sugar is sure to be exposed and that is when i’ll crawl under the covers while reading! now THAT is an addiction – god bless gummy bears! i also loving seeing a vegan book getting so much attention.

wishing you a fabulous start to your week – gummy bears, coffee, soda, green tea, and all!