This was a week of wet & stormy weather. Andy and I started the week by leaving behind the snowy peace of my parent's cabin. Returning to real-life after the hygge atmosphere of a cabin is always hard, so I was thankful for my shortened work week. I also appreciated the loaf of pulla left over from our weekend - a much tastier way to ease into my morning than my typical breakfast of coffee and a hard-boiled egg. Because of the novelty of our new espresso machine, I've been drinking too many lattes, so this week, I started drinking more tea. I love a good latte, but hadn't realized how much I missed my morning cup of tea. I think for me a latte is better as an occasional treat rather than an everyday drink.
By the weekend I found myself anxious to get outside again, so I layered on all my best rain gear and headed for the Issaquah Alps for a rainy morning hike. The rain vacillated between a downpour and a fine mist but after a week of heavy rain, the one constant on the trail was mud, making me particularly thankful for my waterproof boots! The rain and clouds completely eliminated any views I might have seen from the trail, allowing me to focus on the lovely mossy green of the winter woods. After a quiet morning spent solo hiking in the damp, I met Andy for lunch at our favorite brewery, Post Doc, followed by a long nap on our extremely comfy couch. Life is all about balance, right?