Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Little Things Lately ...

Toasting // NYE in San Francisco. In that iPhone snap, Jay and I were starting our little city walk about for the holiday kick-off. But before we peppered into our first location, we walked down to the Marina and stared at the Golden Gate Bridge in awe of this year. Sometimes it's hard to believe we live here.

Realizing // that I missed San Francisco when we were in Portland. For a long time we have felt like foreigners in a new city. I'm starting to feel a bit more like this is home as I become more comfortable little by little with our new place, new office and 2016 opportunities to spread my wings and break my shy streak.

Soaking-Up // Our exhausted dog. For two weeks at my Dad's house he was enveloped in a huge backyard, dog friends and numerous family members who played with him constantly. He was loving life and basically spent the entire time bouncing from room to room like a greyhound out of a racing chute. But since we've been back, he's been so, so, so, so cuddly and we can't get enough (we think it's because he's just exhausted). I took that pic of him as I did my hair in the bathroom and he just stood next to me, hoping to get invited onto my lap on my little get ready perch. I die. He's so cute with his little teeny ears.

Drinking // so much tea and water per January rules. It helps me not snack and think of all the steps I burn heading to the bathroom to pee every 5 effing seconds. 

Gallivanting // in the Castro New Year's Day. That neighborhood is another world and I can't get enough of the energy, history, culture and vibrant scene. So fun.

Excited for // January TV! We're obsessed with (as well as basically crying at...) "Making a Murderer" right now but "Teen Mom OG" is back on (praise the lawd! Did anyone watch last night? Why is Farrah so MEAN? I love how she asks her Mom to watch her daughter for a f*cking month - a huge favor- and then angrily tells her to not waste laundry soap while there. My parents would be like "uhh, how about you find your own sitter..." and then throw a cup of water in my face if I acted like that) and "Biggest Loser" which is really helpful for January goals.

Adoring // watching my husband graciously help someone in need with a few errands at his own offering on New Year's Day. What a way to start the new year and what a sweet man I married. When we passed this woman and she needed help but didn't outright ask for it, he didn't hesitate to offer it and energetically lend a hand. I swooned.

Feeling // really sad walking away from our Xmas tree at the SF tree recycling center. He just looked so forlorn and abandoned. Wah. I felt bad.

Any little, noteworthy thing going on with you lately?
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11 comments:

Elle Sees said...

my tree is still up! this weekend i plan on tackling it. glad to hear you are loving the new digs. my dog charlie spent a few days sleeping it felt like, after being around my family for a week.

Myra said...

I love that your pup is so tired from running around like a nut! Kobi gets exhausted after getting to go play at the park over the weekends and I know it's so nice to have them be a little more calm sometimes, haha! xo

Pat Hatt said...

lol yep, drinking all that water can make you get some steps in as you pee 50 times a day haha Sounds like the pup had a ton of fun too. But you shy? Pfft yeah right lol

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I totally love that photo of you in the Castro!

High five to Jay for helping! MFD is like that too and I love it.

Laura Darling said...

Have you started Making a Murderer yet? I haven't but I'm dying too, I heard it's awesome! Happy New Year!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

It's totally the best when your pup is all tired from an exhausting but exciting time in the country! I could just eat it all up when Dart is like that and just wants to cuddle with me! I'm so excited for all of the January TV shows that are starting up! Biggest Loser is great for New Years resolutions, because if they can do it, then I can do it! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one that still watches Teen Mom! I just can't get enough of the drama with all of them, plus I like seeing how the kids grow up. And we're so obsessed with Making A Murderer! I have plans to binge watch the rest of it this weekend!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Look at your sweet hubby lending a helping hand, and yes to allll the water right now. December was a total trainwreck for me in the eating/drinking department :-P

Green Fashionista

BLovedBoston said...

We're into MAM as well and are on episode 8 I think - it's hard not reading spoilers lol!! xo, Biana

Jaclyn said...

I'm doing the water and tea thing too so I totally feel you on the steps to the bathroom! Haha now you just need to do the 10 squats while youre in there.

Your husband is so sweet!!! And I'm glad you're starting to finally feel at home. Happy new year!!! Xo

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Nothing better than a cuddly pup! :D
I took down our Christmas decorations at work today and it's so "blah" without them. :(

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Portland looks amazing, need to go! And what a great time at home with the family and awesome that you got to see your little nephew before they flew across the pond!!