Peace

Day fifteen. Good night and God bless.

Smile

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Good grief, 2022 is the gift that just keeps on giving, isn’t it. Among the many other recent deaths making…

Six Days

“These six days between Christmas and New Year’s is the only time of year you should strive to do absolutely nothing. Make zero progress. Take all the time off. Go on vacation from your vacation. Be the least impressive version of yourself. Transform into a couch.” – Eugene Lee Yang I’m actually working this week…

Finnegan

“When was the last time someone was so overjoyed to see you, so brimming with love that they literally ran to greet you?” – Mark Twain We’re just shy of reaching the one year point since this very good boy became mine. I brought him home right after Christmas — my beloved pandemic pup. It…

Perfect

Another stop on my day off: the Missouri Botanical Garden. A perfect place on a perfect day. But honestly, if I only saw the Autumn Crocus, I would’ve been totally happy.

Today is…

…National Pug Day! The kids and I met this sweet puppy last weekend on the way to Chicago. This is Ralphie. He’s eight-weeks old and Tanner’s newest best friend. I didn’t think he was going to give him back to his owner. Let’s all pause and smile in honor of this wonderful day of observance.

Thinking of You

This adorable mug is a photo taken by my dear friend Suzy and sent to me yesterday with the message, “Thinking of you AGAIN! This was truly a doggie in the window (Of a laundromat)” This filled me with so much joy for so many reasons, the most obvious being, well, it’s a pug. Pugs…

National Puppy Day in Our House

This is the weirdness that happens when you pull up the Hipstamatic without checking which lens and film you’re using before taking the photo. Murphy had commandeered my laundry basket and was clearly feeling rather slick about it. It was a great photo-op that didn’t turn out quite as I had planned. Doesn’t this look…

Art and Puppies on a Tuesday…

Look at what my boss Suzy made. It is the most lovely, creative thing. She made the entire book…the cover, the binding, the liner, everything. She’s taken paper-making classes all over the place. The liner of the inside of the book cover was dyed with walnuts — SO cool. I don’t know where she gets…