8 months into the year and I’m finally feeling like I’m tackling all those goals I set out for 2015. Climb Mt St Helens? Check! It took us 8.5 hours but we did it. Learn how to sharpen my own knives? After a great class at Portland Knife House and finally trying it on my own knives, I think I had some success. My knives are now feeling loved. Balance? Ok, that still needs some work on occasion. But I am making more of an effort of not having an agenda, so I can cook, read, and especially this summer, have a casual evening at home. Sometimes the simple things are just the best.