Spring is in the air here in Charlotte, and on Monday I put on some coconut body butter and sat down to drink a cup of coffee with the windows open. The combination of coconut and coffee always immediately make me think of being on vacation. I think it's because one spring, years ago, my family and I went to Atlantis and every morning my mom and I would walk to the resort Starbucks for iced coffees with almond and coconut syrup in them.

I started going to Pure Barre last week and I'm kind of hooked! I got a one-month unlimited membership so I'm trying to make the most of the classes they offer until April 1st. Today will be my 8th class. I'm still figuring out a lot of the movements, but I'm already seeing some results, which is encouraging. I think I'm going to write a blog post about my experience and general thoughts about barre after this month is over.

I've been eating a lot of peanut butter recently and man, is it better than almond butter.

Yesterday while we were on a walk, the buckle on Ender's puppy collar busted open and he got away from me and even managed to run into the street for a moment. It was one of the most terrifying things I've experienced and after I finally got him to come back to me I carried him home, shaking and on the verge of tears. He fell asleep and I just watched him, thinking how strange it is that just over a month ago he was a homeless dog in a rescue who needed to be adopted. It's bizarre and even heartbreaking to think that he could be anywhere else right now. He's changed our lives so much already and I'm so happy he's ours.

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white
— William Carlos Williams, Spring and All