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Hi, I'm Aimee! It's so good to meet you. I spend my time reading too many words, worrying over things that don't matter, running in the awkward hours, and spending too much of my time in the kitchen. Sometimes I'm forgetful and selfish and try too hard to make everyone around me happy. Here you'll find me trying to daily live in hope and grace.

Just my cute face out for my lunch time walk. Enjoying this new habit to the fullest

Just my cute face out for my lunch time walk. Enjoying this new habit to the fullest

— 22 hours ago with 5 notes
Cut off half a foot of hair. Convinced it is unbearably short now. Though I’m pretty sure it actually still falls under the long category still? Feels good not to have the sun fade at the bottom anymore.

Cut off half a foot of hair. Convinced it is unbearably short now. Though I’m pretty sure it actually still falls under the long category still? Feels good not to have the sun fade at the bottom anymore.

— 1 day ago with 13 notes

Last night I hit an emotional breaking point. 

I cried for about two hours. It wasn’t anything specific, just a bunch of small little things that accumulated. Rasputin has been away, and I miss him. My house is way too quiet. I was supposed to take care of the salt water fish while he was gone, and my favorite one died on me. I went back to washington to surprise my sister and visit my baby niece over the weekend. Leaving to come back to Montana was so hard. I feel like a terrible aunt and sister that I am not close to them while the divorce is taking place. That I have to be so far. And then to come back to my empty, quiet house, and a dead fish. I just lost it. It sounds a little stupid in retrospect. A little foolish. But I needed it. I needed to acknowledge that I am struggling with being so far away from my family. While it is the best thing for me, it is hard. In the past I have always been the person who felt like I had to keep things afloat for them. That I had to make sure everyone else was okay. It’s so hard, but so beautiful, to see my sister doing it without me. I don’t have to carry dysfunction with me for the rest of my days. I can let myself be free. 

— 2 days ago with 5 notes

I usually work through the day with no breals and only lunch. Starting today I will actually be taking my breaks and lunches to walk. So far I’ve got 2.5 miles of walking in, and it’s just enjoyable to move throughout the day.

— 2 days ago with 5 notes
I had to leave my sister and niece. One of the fish died while I was gone. Rasputin is still away. 

I am not a cute crier

I had to leave my sister and niece. One of the fish died while I was gone. Rasputin is still away.

I am not a cute crier

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
Auntie and her mouse

Auntie and her mouse

— 4 days ago with 7 notes

Personal bested my halfsie time…during a casual training run. No big deal or anything :-)

— 4 days ago with 6 notes
Aunti, you exhaust me.

Aunti, you exhaust me.

— 5 days ago with 5 notes
Oh how I’ve missed my sweet mouse

Oh how I’ve missed my sweet mouse

— 5 days ago with 5 notes
Framed and ready for her wall. Can’t wait to surprise my sister and niece this weekend.  Figured with Rasputin out of town there’s a little mouse who needs a surprise visit from her Aunti.

Framed and ready for her wall. Can’t wait to surprise my sister and niece this weekend. Figured with Rasputin out of town there’s a little mouse who needs a surprise visit from her Aunti.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
Watercolor painting for my niece

Watercolor painting for my niece

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

I really struggled with letting myself have a burger. It just feels…too..I don’t know. Forbidden? Off limits? Naughty? Indulgent? Like if I eat it I will be 250 lbs again. 

When, in reality, I ran this morning. I ran six miles. I didn’t get my protein shake. Breakfast was a handful of life cereal. Lunch was a serving of greek yogurt. My calories were low.A burger wasn’t going to break my calories. And even if it were, so what for one day?

I really dislike my mind. How it makes me feel guilty. How extreme it is. I have a problem with food.With feeling like I deserve certain things, with guilt, with fear. I might always struggle with food. But I don’t want to be afraid to eat. 

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

Why yes, that burger was worth the heartburn. So happy. 

The dogs got the fries.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

This week is dragging. Not bad. Just hectic. Busy. I miss Rasputin. I am smothering the dogs. Having trouble sleeping. 

Might get a burger tonight. It just sounds right. 

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
I’d like for Rasputin to come home, already.

The dogs know he isn’t here. They surround me on either side and we lay here. It strange, isn’t it? How you can become so accustomed to the rhythm of another person’s breath. How it becomes such a crucial element in falling asleep. 

The basset hound is farting. 

— 1 week ago with 4 notes