I'm writing like a maniac these days and I want to jump up and down and make a big deal out of celebrating it but I'm the kind of person who worries about jinxing myself if I dare say out loud that things are going really well. So I won't. Let's pretend I didn't even hint it. Strike it from the record.
Here are a few things that are keeping my brain hopping right now.
Bright Morning Stars by The Wailin' Jennys. Not a new album and I could be totally late to the party but it has been exactly what I need to hear lately.
I've been hunting, for a really long time, for the perfect one-piece swimsuit. I've bought and returned more than I can honestly count. I think they are adorable but I'm 5'9" and none are ever long enough for me, sadly. The straps cut into my shoulders or the top doesn't go high enough to cover my upper bits or the backside pinches into my cheeks. Boo hoo, poor tall me, I know. But I don't have the same warm fuzzy feelings about tankinis so it is kind of a bummer. I've settled for bikinis with rash guards on top when I want to cover up (which is always, since I spend my sunshine time with two kids who would rather I play with them than stand around all day with my back super-straight and my stomach pulled in) but I recently ordered a couple from J Crew (one in a "long torso" size) so hopefully this year will be my lucky year!
The documentary Where the Trail Ends. You can find it on Netflix and if you're in the market for something interesting to watch one night and have even a passing interest in bikes and/or adventure travel it is worth taking a look at. It follows the world's top freeride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe. It's beautifully made (as all of those Red Bull films tend to be) and has a great soundtrack too.