Oh, the humidity of it all!

We got sooo much rain in the Upstate last night! Apparently, there was record-setting flooding in downtown Greenville. I happened to be out in the monsoon-like rain. Luckily, I’d already planned to cabby it home, and didn’t have to worry about driving in it. Yuck.

I’ve taught a lot of yoga this weekend, and while it’s really nice to practice hot yoga on a rainy day, this also means that the summer-rain-induced humidity rears its ugly head in the hot yoga studio. My class started at 4:00 today, and the humidity got up to 62%! (Normally we keep it at 45% humidity, to keep the air moist and generate a nice sweat.)

True to my Risk Manager self, I stayed on top of fresh air movement so people could breathe (kind of important, I guess), and also kept putting towels down over all the sweat puddles so no one would slip and fall if they stepped off of their mat. Seriously, I’ve never taught a sweatier class in my life.

After class, it was time for mopping duties, as per my usual routine. I got halfway through mopping the room and was talking to a guy who was still on his mat, not ready to get up quite yet. When I was getting closer to mopping his area of the room, he rolled up his mat and towel and proceeded to drip quite literally a half gallon of sweat aaaaaalllllllllll the way across the half of the room I’d already mopped. It was very gross, and I know he didn’t mean to. But it totally made me think of this scene from “A Little Princess” when Sarah is mopping that long hallway and the mean girl walks down the freshly-mopped floors just to be a bitch.


I was pissed that I had to re-mop the entire studio, but was excited to remember “A Little Princess”. Why in God’s name I was obsessed with such a sad movie as a child is beyond me. Maybe I related to Sarah and her love for her dad. Regardless, I came straight home and ordered it for $6 on Amazon so I can watch it this week and have a little cryfest. It’s been years since I’ve seen it. Such a heartwearming movie!! Love.

Snow window 2In other news, I remembered that I have streaming video on Amazon Prime, and have totally been geeking out late at night on great TV that I totally forgot was available to me for free. Score! It’s not even 8:00 yet, and I’m in my pajamas, in bed with my laptop and dogs, ready for some binge watching to end my weekend. Winning!



Life lately…and puppy pic overload.

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


^^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.


^^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!


^^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!


^^ 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.”


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


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


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


^^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?


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


^^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.


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



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!