chilly mornings and the teton county library.

When I visited Jackson in college with my family, I rented a bike and rode around one morning.  It was cooler than I had expected.  Hands freezing, eyes watering, fresh air, smiling like an idiot, an idiot who doesn't care, she's so happy. Rode to the library.  Thought, Wow, I love this library. You can… Continue reading chilly mornings and the teton county library.

smiles are pretty.

[everything is just so so exciting.] Yesterday I awoke early and started out on my bike.  The Tetons beamed in the morning light at me whilst I yawned into a smile.  I thought, I am so lucky. The loveliness of this now.  This day.  This love.  This joy.  I am lucky. I sang this song… Continue reading smiles are pretty.

for so long.

Yes, yes... What you've read in all the gossip mags is true: I've bought the domain "". Professional, right? Yes, I've officially spent money on a non-profiting website... outlet... a blahg, if you will. ...and I'm psyched. It's a very symbolic [i don't think this is right but i'll roll with it] part of my… Continue reading for so long.

bears, beets, battlestar galactica.

About the best weekend ever. Lounging, loving on friends, coffee, cinnamon rolls, coffee. Then my first day volunteering at KHOL [our community radio station]. Wow. I. Am. So. Excited. I got to put together a two hour show.  I got to make a two hour long mix CD... that will be on the radio!  Srrrrrsly,… Continue reading bears, beets, battlestar galactica.

be hope.

Hey American Friends... How's it going?  I hope you're paying attention... because there's a lot going on... Tomorrow, President Obama is giving his State of the Union Address.  I'm sure you've heard about this and I hope you intend on watching. A lot of talk about our economy.  Where are the jobs?  And then Health… Continue reading be hope.

i want bones like iron.

I love my job... but I'll be honest... the times when I la-huve my job are becoming few and far between these days. But today, oh today, I la-huved my job... [i work with adults with mental disabilities...] Two Coins I take two clients, Ronny and Sandy, to church every Sunday morning.  They don't really… Continue reading i want bones like iron.

Yes, yes... I know.  This blahg should just be renamed to "Pictures of Rachel That She Took of Herself on Her"  So, why wouldn't I follow suit for Christmas? Plus my family hasn't even got to see my face today... on Christmas... It was a good Christmas.  It's not even done yet!  I just… Continue reading

i am done.

It was a hard year.  The hardest yet. Last fall.  Leaving Yosemite in a blur to try and soften the blows of a family emergency and my sister's divorce.  The darkness of that. Fresno.  The tears of family, the delicacy of a two year old in question in your arms.  Hard. The frustration of uncertainty.… Continue reading i am done.

morning comes in paradise.

I was over in Idaho.  I watched friends race in a crazy bike race.... one where you [the cycler] rides around a track with different obstacles... some where you have to get off your bike and actually carry it... crazy.  Fun.  After party.  Also fun. Had to work the next morning.  Early. Drove over the… Continue reading morning comes in paradise.

…because you did.

I babysat for Beckett [three-year-old awesomeness] tonight... But this story is from a while ago... I walked into Beckett's house and his mom was rushing around trying to get out the door.  She gave me a quick rundown for the evening, but it didn't take much explanation because I had been babysitting on the regular. … Continue reading …because you did.