Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.


Stands for El Niño Southern Oscillation.  According to a hydrologist in my building, it's a strong year for El Nino and that's why back east is getting hammered yet I curse because there's no damn snow in our mountains.

Thanks buddy, love ya'.

I would like to point out that the latest ski reports show that NO Summit County/Eagle County resorts are showing more than a 35 inch base (except Breck).  So, as we go merrily shush-shussing down an expert run there's the occasional *oooof! Rock!* yell from down below.  Some runs have so many trees that we play dodge-the tree tops.  There has been exactly 1 powder day and 1 quasi-powder day and the rest has been crap-tastic.  Last weekend at Breckenridge we were on the 6-chair (expert terrain) and laughed hysterically on the lift ride at the bare spots, the sheer ice where apparently some runoff has begun and then cursed waiting in line as we picked our way through said obstacles.  Oh, and I must mention that I have now skied Breck-enridge 3 times already this winter and I don't even like the mountain but at least it's not a sheet of ice like Key-stone.  *grumble grumble*

Meanwhile, freaking Maryland is getting feet and feet of snow. 


I sure am bitchy this week...

I tried out Hot Yoga this morning.  I didn't put 2 and 2 together and forgot a towel!  I do believe I sweat more than I have ever sweat before and I slid off my mat.  Armed with a towel next week, I'm sure it'll be much better.

**edit cause I want to toot my own horn**

I'm awesome, I donated blood today. Today I almost passed out.  This is why I don't donate every 2 months but at least I do a couple times a year!

Perfect Moment Monday - I'm Cranky, I Have to Find One!

One of These Days I'll Get Used To This