Monday, October 3, 2016

Little Things Lately ...

Adoring // watching Jay work. This is arguably his biggest week all year and (just like last year), I am here cheering him on for it. Got him some new clothes, I ironed them up just right and I'm excited for him to kick off his all important, all consuming week - even if it means I am basically a widow until Friday.

LOVING// That my mom is at my place right now. I'm typing this as she is conked out one room over. It's so nice to see her and even better that both of her Pennsylvania sisters will be in the city as well starting tomorrow. 

Obsessed // I worked from home one day last week while Guide Dogs for the Blind clicker trained puppies in my neighborhood. So every couple of minutes, I got to look out my window from my desk and watch another Lab dog floppily follow commands - this rotation lasted about two hours. It was the best Monday in history.

Annoyed with // dressers. Mainly everything I wear is something I hang up. I never scour through my dresser to find a 'fit. Yet, it's always jammed-up with clothes that I can't part with. This forever perplexes me. I'm beginning to wonder if I should just purge the whole GD thing.
In Disbelief// With how much I love my dog. From night time snuggles in our quiet, pitch black bedroom to happy hours outside together on the bustling streets of SF after a busy day, he's just my main dude. I always wondered what it would be like to own my own dog (vs. a family dog, etc.) and whenever I think about it, I just can't believe the level of amazingness. I love him so much. And I'm so grateful I even got his little scruffy, mutty self. I never want to diminish this feeling as I think that it's an example of a pure, humble, simple aspect of life that I could not be more grateful or thankful for. 

Smiled when// my mom and I made an Italian Sunday family dinner together last night in my kitchen for us and Jay. I played opera music, we synched up our motions as we made sauce, sautéd sausage, seasoned noodles and washed the dishes in my dishwasherless house as we went. So fun to have her here and even more so to spend time with her doing what I always do. Taking guests all over the city is nice, but it's also a welcome reprieve to invite them into your day to day activities.

Grateful// that my mom snapped that picture of us in Sausalito yesterday. While we don't lack for documentation of our life, I'm usually always prodding Jay when it's time for a picture and saying "okay, now smile!". We don't have too many candids. I love the sweet way he's looking at me here- I wouldn't have captured this with a posed shot so I appreciate my mom documenting our interactions. You will never see that face of his on this here blog from my pics, as he's usually contemplating ways to fake his own death after having to stand in one spot to take 45 photos until we get one where my hair does not look flammable. I promise he does love me!

So happy// that I met a fellow blogger for drinks on Thursday. We've been talking online since about 2009 and her blog has always made me laugh (she's private now due to her job). However, she was in town last week for vacation and astutely asked me if I wanted to meet up. Of course I did. And hugging someone you "know" so well and having the chance to fill in the gaps from the things that don't make their way online was really effing awesome. Thank you, Kara!!!! I'll treasure that night!

Have an amazing week!!!! 
Between Jay's work venture, my family here and my huge workload at the office - it's gonna be a humdinger for us.
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15 comments:

MilitaryPugWife said...

I'm crazy about our dogs too. It's ridiculous!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Love that you and your mom made dinner together in your house. Fabulous! And that your aunts are coming in too.

I never would have believed how much I love my dogs if someone tried to quantify it before I got them.

Pat Hatt said...

The pups must have been fun to watch. Sounds like quite the week ahead indeed. lol I'd want to fake my own death too have posing that many times.

Nadine Lynn said...

I feel exactly like you about my dresser!!! I mean, other than socks and underwear...I really don't wear much out of it. It is full of tshirts and "layering" pieces that never seem to see the light of day. Why do I bother keeping it?? Yet I cant part with it. I feel similarly about my dog :) He is the best! Awesome that you got to have a blogger meet up! I love seeing others connecting all over the country. Reminds me how awesome our community is. Have fun with your mom!

naghmeh lesani-abdi said...

sounds like it's been so great to have your mom over! Although I see my mother every week I think I would still really love it if she stayed with me for a couple of days. Also I have the same problem with my closet and dresser, I really don't understand how it happens but it does haha

xo
The Fashionista Bubble

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Omg, dog love is crazy. Every time I'm baby talking to my dogs about how much I love them (which is alllll the time) I have the same thoughts you do!

That candid is perfection!!! So cute!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yay for blates and time with your mom! Love how supportive you are of Jay during his busy time at work <3
Green Fashionista

Emily said...

Oh yum! Your Mom's Sunday dinner sounds delish and a great way to end the weekend. I'm sure her being in town will help to keep you busy while Jay is off working so sounds like she came during the perfect time. Enjoy all the QT together even if this week may be super busy! Love the photo she captured of you and the hubs!

Robin said...

I LOVE our dogs. They are so sweet and they are happy with simple things. I try to follow their example.

Kara said...

It was so amazing to get to hug you in person finally after so long!!! I had an awesome time - thank you for spending your Thursday with me in your amazing city :)

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

I hear you on your furbaby!! I love my Georgie too with all my heart! Good luck to Jay during this wk with work!! And yes, that pic of you two is really sweet!! Hurrah for having mama in town!! I sure do miss mine!! ;)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I always love meeting bloggers in real life! It's just so much fun to finally meet in real life after knowing each other for so long online. And hooray for your mom being in town! I always feel so adult when my mom and dad come to our house and stay, and it's always such a fun time! I don't know how you got work done with all of those cute pups outside your window! I think that I would have been staring out there the whole time!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

seriously, yes to loving your own dog more than a family one.. i mean, i love my family dog at home and always thought it was as much as i would love an animal, but i seem to somehow love my cats even more? maybe because i (and KC of course) take care of them and am in charge of everything? whereas my mum was basically the owner/carer of our family pets.

also yes to dressers. i keep camis or workout tops, sweatpants and shorts, and then underwear in dressers, but that's it. and i'm always scrounging looking for like one cami or one ugly pair of sweatpants, and i can never find anything because i just have so much. it makes no sense.

absolutely love the candid pic of you two. we have only a few candids and they are my favourites.. my favourite wedding photo was like 98% candid. KC acts like i am trying to torture him most of the time, so i feel you.

Marie said...

That is so wonderful that you and your mom were able to make dinner at your house. Yay for blates, always fun! Don't work too hard.

Tabitha Lee said...

Sounds fantastic having your mom there! Love the pic she snapped of you guys.