Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a by Tsh Oxenreider

By Tsh Oxenreider

Life is chaotic. yet we will decide to dwell it differently. 

It doesn’t continually believe love it, yet we do have the liberty to creatively switch the typical little issues in our lives in order that our direction greater aligns with our values and passions.

The well known blogger and founding father of the across the world well-known Simple Mom on-line group tells the tale of her family’s ongoing quest to dwell extra easily, totally, and deliberately.

Part memoir, half travelogue, half functional consultant, Notes from a Blue motorbike takes you from a hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise to the congested urban of Austin to a small city in Oregon. It chronicles education quandaries and dinnertime dilemmas, in addition to entrepreneurial adventures and kinfolk tours through aircraft, educate, vehicle, and blue cruiser motorcycle.

Entertaining and compelling—but by no means shrill or dogmatic—Notes from a Blue motorcycle invites you to climb by yourself motorcycle, be aware of who you're and what your loved ones wishes, and make a few vital offerings.

It’s a dicy trip, yet it’s worthy it—living your existence in keeping with who you really are easily takes a bit goal. It’s by no means too past due.

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They still beg to play on its playscape. These recipes and these convictions, along with a few more feebly arranged salads and soups, composed the bulk of our culinary creativity. We’d also add nosh purchased at other restaurants: not the bottom-barrel fast food, but not exactly from the raw foods bar, either. Our food was simple, nutritious enough, tasty enough. But that’s about all there was to it. We’d cook hurriedly, in survival mode. Our kids knew that pajama time was right after dinner, followed by toy pickup, teeth brushing, story time, and bed.

As the Dutch babies baked in the oven, Reed finally called out, awake and wanting to join us. I gathered him from the crib and let him play happily at my feet until the oven announced that breakfast was ready. TWO Moving Back to Venti Latte Land Austin, Texas, 2010 “Tate. Tate. ” Only a month into her kindergarten year, and this had become my daily sun salutation: twisting Tate’s arm to wake her up for school. The sparkling excitement of wearing her school uniform had faded mere weeks into September, and as I pulled out the cereals and granola from the pantry, she reluctantly changed into her polo shirt, pleated skirt, and knee socks.

Come May, my Southern self ached for spring. The seasons in Turkey resembled those in Texas, so it was incalculable to me that central Oregon spring meant still-frozen ground and absolutely no wildflowers to be found. I had longed for spring since March, and nearing June, there were still no signs of life. When it snowed one mid-May afternoon, I may have used some choice words (my children were, gratefully, nowhere near). In that moment, watching snow flurries fall against a red-brick backdrop out of a coffee-shop window in downtown Bend, I realized that unless our family made more intentional, proactive choices, instead of just constantly talking about wishing things weren’t so busy, we would go on forever wanting a different life.

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