Life lately…and puppy pic overload.

Here’s what the dogs and I have been up to since my last post!

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^^Weekend family/girls’ road trip for my soon-to-be-born niece’s shower! I’m sooooooo excited to meet her in a few months! She’s still cooking away. Suffice to say, I am determined to be her favorite aunt. My favorite part of this photo is obviously that peace sign my grandmother is flashing.

wpid-20140803_181103.jpg^^Here’s a random shot from my perfect Sunday. Fun times at another Drive game with great company.

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^^My sister and I got in some bonding time, and I got in my weekly Chipotle fix! Nom nom.

wpid-20140807_093502.jpg^^I’ve been macking on iced green tea all week. A friend gave me some Republic of Tea Double Green Matcha Tea for my birthday…. best!

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^^And I had my fave ultra-healthy blueberry muffin from Great Harvest yesterday. These are sooo good, and really good for you. Perfect match with my iced green tea. Yum!

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^^ I had one of the best work cocktail hour-turned empowered girls’ night last night (and this yummy Dos Equis Amber). Again, I continue to feel grateful to know and work with so many wonderful people. It’s really made my year to be able to bond with and open up to so many new people. If we were talking about this in person right now, I would tell you, “hashtag blessed.”

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^^The dogs have been extra cute lately. Can you feel their crazy energy oozing out of this picture?

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^^Always precious to wake up to my little snuggle buddy.

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^^ Until she eats her anti-anxiety pills….and the bottle.

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^^Then she’s cute again when I throw the bottle in frustration, and she fetches it like the toy it clearly is to her. Do you see Callie’s look of “this is so typical” in the background?

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^^Lots of walks this week! Good for the pups and my human legs.

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^^The girls went to Camp Bow Wow Wednesday to play. I’ve been feeling a little guilty for being away from home so much lately and thought they deserved some camp time with their friends! Major distraction at work, by the way. Just look how cute they are hanging out with that poodle.

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^^This was at 7:45 AM today. All 3 of us woke up really happy this morning. Yay for Fridays! They’re the cutest.

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^^Lovers.

Another great week in the books! I looked at my planner this morning and felt actually a little overwhelmed at all of my plans over the next 3 days….. Don’t worry, it’s all great stuff! Yoga, brunches, birthday party, several dinners with friends. Cheers to the weekend!

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Just a few things I’m loving lately

Why hello there! I’ve had a lot of grateful and happy thoughts floating around in my brain all day about just a few things that I am in love with lately…thought I’d share.

  • Weekends. If you can’t tell, I’ve kind of been living for them lately. Not the best way to live, I suppose, but it is what it is for now.
  • In a steamy yoga class when it get so humid my fingers get wrinkly.
  • My friends. I have so many wonderful friends.
  • Lavender Aveeno body wash….. it makes me never want to get out of the shower. Also great for bubble baths!
  • Malbecs.
  • Summer wavy hair. I’ve been leaving the house these days with half wet, half dry hair. Easy breezy.
  • Long days downtown.
  • Beards.
  • Bikram. I teach a similar series, but have been doing flow for the last year. Seems like when it got hotter, my body naturally started to crave those familiar 26 postures and the 105 degree room.
  • This album….. can’t get enough. I’ve loved hearing him over the years with Gorillaz and Blur. I heard about this album on NPR and never looked back.
  • The notion of timing. Sometimes things are all about timing.
  • Gyros. I had a great one this week unexpectedly.
  • Long walks with the puppies.
  • Brunch. I wish I could have brunch every day, rather than breakfast and lunch. Plus, there’s always the prospect of bloody marys…..yum.
  • My body. As I’ve aged, I’ve definitely gotten more confident in myself and loved myself more. Very important things.
  • Naps. I took the most delicious nap today. It was the perfect mid-Saturday activity.
  • Billie Holiday.
  • My apartment. It’s small and modest and temporary, but it’s my own space.
  • Ice water. Normally I’m a room temperature gal. But perhaps all the hot yoga has inspired all the iced water.
  • Dresses. All day every day.

It’s been a great summer. So many things, people, activities that have made me happy, helped me grow, heal, learn, and appreciate my life. Sometimes it’s these little things that float around in my head and make me aware of how great life is…even if the story isn’t always an easy one.