Category Archives: pets

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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

guilty pleasure
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because sometimes
there is just no resisting their magical deliciousness
fabric
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and the purr of my sewing machine
inspired
and it feels so good…
while sitting on the back steps
late one afternoon
my hearty succulents
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finally got re-potted
this moment
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snapped by my husband-
long after i’d fallen asleep 
cuddled up to the sweet smell 
of my favorite girl
and

let’s be honest- it was a looong, dark winter
with looong, dark roots
which really-
was no good for anyone.
so, with a quick trip to NYC
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the blond is back
and
spring
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has me feeling
a little more
like

me
again.

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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

freshly baked cookies
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a weekly necessity
for a hungry husband
(a kitchen sink version of granola-dark chocolate this week… YUM)
soft, sweet, silky knits
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set for blocking
a fresh, peaceful corner
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of our torn-apart home
ahhhhh…
snail mail
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that says just the right thing
house guests
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of the cutest kind
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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

football
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drive-in style. down comforters, wool hats, outdoor fire, red wine.

yardwork

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it’s become a thanksgiving weekend tradition.
family dynamics at their best. (note the inappropriate brother-in-law)

the final weekend

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this season, after 14(!), co-workers felt much more like family.
and much harder to say goodbye to for the winter…

puppy visits

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three weeks old.
and a name: NOLA

5k records

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at long last.
i broke 30mins.
a personal victory… and then i was found dry-heaving in the woods.

thanksgiving.
it was wonderful.
and hard.
more, coming…

happymdna

happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

1. working wardrobe
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for MADONNA.
#whoslifeisthis !?!?

2. puppy fuzz
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 what. are. we. thinking?!?

3. comfort food
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(chicken pot pie, brussels, sourdough, pinot noir)
made with love and delivered to a friend in need

4. surprise packages
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found first thing in the morning and opened over tea
makes for a day started with squeals of delight
em, i love you.


nelliebelly

friends, already…

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we are starting to wonder 
how our pets will respond 
when we bring the little guy home 
 nellie 
has definetly become more protective of me as this pregnacy has progressed 
but she is still quite a puppy and can get quite spastic 
 lately, though 
she loves to lay 
spooned up beside me 
head on the baby belly

unwind

three yellow labradors
waited patiently (mostly) on the back porch
for us to take them on an adventure of their own
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nellie tells us what she really thinks of the 7 hour wait:
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the skies were a little threatening
so it was a quick walk
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to amanda’s
happy place
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the future homesite
of. her. dreams.
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ahhhhhh….
a lovely way to unwind after an intense day
followed by dinner at the bearded frog and dessert and wine at the inn
we were revived and ready
to start again
the next morning!
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