Editing is BORING! Sorry, it’s not my favorite thing to do in the world. I love the creative side of it but it’s very hard to do when it’s beautiful outside and you have to sit at the computer all day. I usually have Jeffery Lewis playing; I think there really is no one in the world that holds a candle to him besides Patty. Anyways…. I ran out of Bravo episode and got horribly frustrated, switched it up to the View and the ladies of The View were interviewing people that have these CRAZY memories. Remember every date, detail and event like it happened a second ago. They were recalling events in detail about the 80′s and I was BLOWN AWAY! I can’t remember at the end of the day if I ate or drank anything….. knowing me the odds are in my favor but I think I have a Swiss cheese brain some days. There are a few things that are important to me that take me right back down memory lane at an instant just like the super-crazy-memory-people. Every time I pass a Jeep Wagoneer with wood paneling I instantly remember ski trips with my grandpa, stuffing my sister under a blanket in the back so I could “drag main” without any “boyz” knowing she was there, and cruising past my brother’s projects right after he moved to Livingston blaring the bluegrass music with Calli on my lap and my brother at the wheel.
Well last week, I was having some major “family trip” flash backs as I took my little girls skiing for the 2nd time. We grew up skiing with our family, we would load up our Jeep, my grandparents would get in their Jeep, and we would drive up the mountain to meet my uncle from Sheridan. We would ski all day with our cousins from Sheridan, eat pb&j sandwiches and then fall asleep on the way down the mountain which meant when we got to the bottom you would wake up horribly car sick. I remember one time when it was just my little sister and I going skiing with my grandparents. My grandpa and grandma came to the United States from Sweden, they are tough, don’t put up with any crying or fussing and they expect you to not only have perfect behavior but to be strong and independent. We got to the mountain, my grandma took off cross country skiing, my grandpa jumped on the lift and there was my little sister and I. I remember I was so scared, we had skiied before but I was so young and I didn’t know if I could do it. Then, I grabbed the “t-bar” got it between my legs, got a ride to the top of the bunny hill, felt a little shakey but WOW I DID IT and right there beside me was Kimi.
Now that I am older I really appreciate my parents and grandparents pushing me out of the nest at times, giving me some independence and making me realize the best part of fear is the moment directly afterwards when you realize your own potential. So… leading up to this…. here is my new studio. I told my grandma about it when my Realtor “Dave” was working his booty off getting it for me…. there are always risks with business but at the same time there are great rewards. My grandma lived side-by-side with my grandpa as he came to this country with absolutely nothing and built a very reputable company, worked his booty off and made a great life for all of our family so when I told my grandma about my DREAMS and my PLANS for IBP it was so comforting to hear her excitement and say “Kristina, it will be GREAT.” So, here is the studio “before” picture. “After” pictures will be coming after March 1st. I will be right next to Ciao Mambo in the historic Antique Depot; 2223 Montana Ave. I am beyond excited and I can’t wait to show you everything great I have in store and also kiss my little shoe box studio goodbye. It has been good to me but 2-years there was plenty. HAPPY FRIDAY!
My sweet little family! The girls made it on the “triple-chair,” such brave little babies!
There is nothing better than spending a day on the mountain with good friends!
***** One more thing, if you are evil in this life, you may come back as one of our pets in your next life so be good people! *****