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Friday, January 29, 2016

Flat Corgi Friday - Smallest Sith Ever

Oh yes, she's a daddy's girl alright.

Merida is also a Sith. She is sweet and maintains a cute, lovable facade, but underneath she's sneaky, crafty, and always plotting to steal whatever Gimli has and scurry off with it.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Gratitude - Week 2

Missed Sunday again.

Here is my list from last week:

  • Cough drops. 
  • Watching the corgis romp through the snow.

  • Weekly runs becoming easier. This is good because I suspect I'm behind on my goal to meet 526 km by the end of June. Oh well, just like Dory (who just keeps swimming), I keep running.
  • The feel of a book in one's hand. I read Anne of Green Gables last week and while I enjoyed the story, it was startling to realize how much I'd missed the feel of a book in my hands. I've been reading with an E-Reader for the past few years, and while I love my Kobo, there's something to be said about feeling and smelling the pages and the creases of a book.
  • Water. I'm now 2 weeks into making a concerted effort to drink more water each day. I don't feel any different, but I find I feel a little "off" if I haven't had enough. I'm sure it's all in my head, but I'm going to keep on keepin' on!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Flat Corgi Friday - Corgi totem

At the Canada pavilion - EPCOT

If a totem pole is meant to describe the culture and heritage of the area, does this cement me as a crazy corgi lady?

Monday, January 11, 2016

Gratitude - Week 1

I'm behind. I intended to start these weekly posts on Sunday, but I missed yesterday.

In any event, here's my thankful list from last week.

  • Remembering work passwords.
  • Ending 2015 28% of the way towards my goal of completing 526 km by July 1st. As of this past Saturday, I'm at 30%.
  • Pleasant customer service reps who ask about the weather and then tell me to bundle up.
  • The Body Shop coconut body butter. My feet have never been soft and pretty, but this lotion helps restore some moisture. Plus smelling coconut in the middle of January helps too.
  • Sleep. I've not been feeling well the past few days, (flu coming on), but catching up on sleep has helped immensely. I've been making small gains in unplugging by 10 pm, but I haven't actually made it into bed by 10.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

a new direction

It's a bit of an understatement that the frequency of blog posts has decreased over the past year. I don't know why. I know I like putting my words/thoughts/silly corgis out there, but sometimes our life is so very boring that I don't have much to say. Multiply that with starting a new exercise regimen and doing "stuff" that you have little time for blogging and all it entails - taking pictures, modifying said pictures, and writing posts.

This past December, I was part of a voluntary Twitter experiment where you had to state the things/places/people etc for which you were grateful. I had fun with it and it helped lessen the impending stress I was facing due to hosting Christmas dinner. The whole experiment promptly popped out of my head until this past weekend. I was feeling guilty because I had so many half dreamed up ideas that I wanted to post, but I never made time to do it. If I didn't make time to do it, then was it a good idea? Did I care enough? Don't really know. That's when the idea hit me to shake things up on the blog.

For me, I find my days run into each other. I don't stop and smell the roses anymore, it's do this, do that, walk the dogs, plan dinner, cook dinner, go exercise, lament that you're behind in your running training and so on and so on. I've also been dealing with my computer and actual life balance. Many times I'm on the computer doing nothing in particular, so I'm struggling with this as well.

The new direction of the blog will be to post weekly about the 5 things for which I'm grateful in the previous 7 days. I'll still throw in the Flat Corgis, Throwback Thursdays and full fledged posts when the mood strikes, but I'm not going to get upset if I don't have a picture to go along with the blog post. I intend to start a journal to write down all the gratefuls during the week and use that list as basis for the weekly post.

No Merida, we aren't going away