Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sadie Sunday: All Blankies Were Her Blankies




Oh Sadie, I sure do miss you!

I found this photo a few days ago and it made me smile so wide.  I think it's from 2013 and after a bath because all the towels (aka blankets) were out.  

You never met a blankie or pillow that wasn't yours.  And you always had to fix momma's decorating.  I would fluff the pillows or fold the blankets only to come back later to find you rearranging my work.  You were so cute the way you would paw at them and then tuck your cute little nose under them to get them in just the right order.  And then walk in circles to find just the right position before laying down.  

I don't think there was a single time in our 14 years together that I didn't pause to watch you do this and just grin ear to ear.  You were so funny and had such big opinions, and I LOVED it!

I love you, baby bunny!

Always,

XO Momma

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Made Me Look: Corn In The City

Walking a few days ago in my city, I nearly tripped over stalks of corn.  Growing in a crack in the street in a busy downtown area.  I have no idea if birds or humans are responsible but I'm amazed that months have gone by without anyone running it over or stepping on it or just pulling it out of the ground.  On top of that, we've had so little rain that it's stunning to me it was able to germinate and grow.




Not quite a mile high by the Fourth of July but still...pretty stinking awesome!

Life is full of funny, little surprises.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy National Dog Day

I saw on Instagram that today is National Dog Day and far be it from me to not celebrate one of the most special national holidays.  Cheers to dogs everywhere, here on earth or up in Heaven!




Sadie, this was such a cute memory.  It was morning and I had just made the bed and left the room to use the restroom.  When I came back in two minutes later, you were in my spot, having moved a pillow in front of you, creating a little madras pillow nest for yourself.  Proud as could be!  Always momma's cute baby bunny!  

Happy day, sweet lovie.  

XO Momma

Monday, August 22, 2016

Half Birthday: Goals For The Next Six Months

Today is my half birthday.  Ugh.  I wrote a post about the last six months but have for now decided to hold off publishing that one.  Instead, I'm going to focus on the future.  Because as much as it does help me to vent and process the past, today is a day to be positive and energized for the good things to come.




So here are a few of the things I plan to focus on for the next six months.

* Do more yoga.  Deep breathing and long stretches and just winning the battle to get my ass on the mat are life changing for me.  

* Tell people what I am feeling.  I am the queen of wanting to be pleasing and sweet and never rock a boat.  So I bottle.  Everything.  I have all the emotions.  But you'll never see them.  I need to continue to get out of my never say a word comfort zone and actually express myself.  Even if the risk is upsetting people.

* Keep saying yes.  I decided almost a year ago to make this my #yearofyes and I've done a decent job.  But I can do better.  I can say yes more.  I want all the stories and smiles that come from being brave and saying yes!

* Focus intensely on my two biggest goals.  I know...I'm not disclosing all the bits and bobs on here.  I will in due time.  I just need to for now keep this close to the chest.  But it's here...the next six months will be all about the two biggies and I want to see where that takes me.  

* Say no without guilt.  I can read...I am aware I told you I want to say yes more.  The thing is, I want to say yes to taking chances and things that get me outside of my box.  I want to say no more to things that I don't want to do but agree to do because I can't work up the nerve to just say no.  {So really, three of these goals are tied together...at least I am open and honest about my issues!}

* Laugh more, love more.  No explanation necessary.  But it should be a stark contrast to the last six months.  

So that's it.  Basically I need to sweat my cuckoo back in the clock daily if possible and find my smile often.  I'm a simple girl who is more motivated than ever to make the past six {well really the last 10} months just a blip in my life story.  And I think...no I KNOW...I can do it!

Cheers to my half birthday!  

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