Sunday, December 15, 2013

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

How was your weekend?
Anth had finals all weekend at school
 and I was lucky and got to listen in on his critique.
I have to say, my heart swelled with pride listening
to his professors talk about his work.
We celebrated his semester with
great Chinesse take-out and delicious beers.

All in all, yesterday was just a really really good day.

So cheers to the weekend and spending time
with loved ones doing the things you enjoy.
Along with that,
I saw a TON of great links
around the interwebs this week,
most of which focus on kindness.
Is it just me or is kindness the new happiness
in regards to "This is what you should do..." articles
that circulate around the net?

I have to say though,
I think the idea of focusing outside yourself
and being kind is more important than trying to be happy.
Just my opinion.
(I swear I didn't get misty).
Whether it be Myers Briggs (INTP), Enneagram (9) or just horoscope based (Libra), I'm always curious about personality tests.
I thought this new one was pretty spot on although short.
and other important lessons.
but I would still happily go.
Because who is perfect?

and Amy Poehler Christmas Caroling.
Because Christmas is magical and so is AP.
xoxo friends.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Baby it's cold outside....

It's been pretty dang cold this week.
I know my Chicago/Michigan friends will concur.
On these super cold days,
nothing beats snuggling in & drinking your dinner.
How about you?
What are your fav ways to hibernate?
Oh, and if you can get your hands
on some Long Trail beer,
I strongly suggest trying it!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I'm not really crazy about all things Fall.
However, I realized that other day
that the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas
are continually my favs each year.

Between tree hauling, trimming and snuggling,
holiday parties and first snows,
I just love love love this time of year.
Along those lines,
this past weekend we had
all of the Anthony's art buddies
over to the house for a prefinals food fest.

It was so nice to have a house filled with friends and laughter.
Also, cooking for 20 in a kitchen the size of a thimble
is an art-form in and of itself :-)
Ah, city livin.
And speaking of city-living....
We made a quick trip to NYC on Sat for an art opening.
I got to see one of my all time favs too!
It also dumped tons of snow on Sunday and today,
which means working from home today.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A JaxDog Thanksgiving....

Hey guys, it's me, JaxDog.
Lately I've had a ton to be thankful for.
So I guess you could say this is my happy list.
1. My human friends like it when I sit in their laps.
I like it too.
2. When we go to DC, we get to hang with my dog friends.
This also means more treats.
Lots and lots of treats.
3. Snuggling.
After running, it's my favorite.
Nick didn't seem to mind either.

4. Gametime.
Which means I get to be the center of attention.
Clearly I was being very helpful.

And finally I'm thankful for lazy Sundays
after a long run when my roommates are home.

What tops your list this week?
Cat chasing?
Stealing turkey off the table?
Back in time