Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This has been a big year for me, during which two of my life-long dreams have come true.  First, in February I had the surgery that "fixed" all my medical problems, changing me from an exhausted, dispirited, and likely short-lived woman to one with lots of energy, a new interest in life, a medicine-free existence and a nice little figure (if I do say so myself).  It's close to a miracle how much my life has changed in the last six months and I am thankful for it every day.  Second, I bought my first house in July.  I've looked at hundreds of houses and I love mine.  It's cute, full of charm, and perfect for me and Ruffers. 

But even before this year, I marvel at how blessed I am with my dreams coming true.  I got my Master's degree after years of fiddling around with the idea.  I got my jobs in Yellowstone.  Even before that, I moved to brother moved to Montana...I've have had great friendships...I bought my dream a dog...worked with great summer jobs that allowed me to visit far-away life is really a succession of fulfilled dreams.

So, what's left?  What are my next dreams?  The big one, of course, is to fall in love and marry.  I want a family of my own.  That's what I've been praying about most, lately.  Other dreams revolve around trips to faraway lands, meeting back up with friends around the world, becoming a real part of a community, and continuing to make a difference in my professional life.  Based on my track record, I look forward to these and even more dreams coming true.  Ain't life grand?

And now for the downer.  There's new snow in the mountains and I had to close the windows in the house and add an extra blanket to the bed last night.  That's just plain ridiculous. 

Also, for those keeping track...I love Trident gum. 


  1. Hey Allie! Just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog and about you and Ruffers life in Montana and Yellowstone! We will be headed to Wyoming in about 3 weeks to the Gros Ventre Wilderness and I am ready for the weather change! While you added another blanket last night, I turned my air down another degree:( So my friend Meg who has a house on W Geyser St is there now with her husband Phil and they are probably eating steaks at the Stockman:) Keep up the updates and please, tell more about this nice gentleman...ha! Have a great week and enjoy the weather!

  2. Hi Alicia,

    What a year you have had! It has been exciting to see you journey through each dream and accomplishment!

    While you are sad about the upcoming fall and winter days I am rejoicing!!