30 days of gratitude, day 6: tradition. Man, I’ve been slacking, but I’m going to catch up today. My favorite little tradition for our family- we try to share the best and worst part of our days. This pre dates having kids. I think we’ve been doing it since we started dating. Sometimes it’s over dinner, sometimes it’s at bedtime. I love hearing from my family what made them happy, and what made them sad. Usually Dom’s pit involved time out. I hope we continuing opening up to each other as the years go on.
30 days of gratitude day 5: friends. FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS BABY. Spice Girls (minus Posh, moment of silence please) Reunion Tour is what I’m grateful for today. Yeah yeah I have lots of wonderful friends, but as soon as they announce their US dates, we’ll see who is cheering next to me! Also I wouldn’t survive a day without my Wolfpack and mom tribe because GIRLPOWER.
SUCH a good reminder from a fave IG’er @mysticmondays
30 days of gratitude day 3: most. It’s not super glam, but MOST nights when I’m in my happy place, this is where you can find me. Snuggled under a giant furry blanket, wine in hand, Brooklyn 99 on the tv. It’s a far cry from how I used to spend my Saturday nights, but man, I am so grateful. 1) this blanket is amazing 2) wine is a delight and 3) I love a good comedy with heart! Not pictured, my babies having gone to bed easily tonight and my husband snuggled next to me. It’s pretty great.
30 days of gratitude day 2: home. My little home on the seashore. Usually a little too messy, a little too loud, and some days it just feels too little, period. But it’s surrounded by natural beauty, there’s always room for a yogi to find space to lay their mat, and it has a pinky lilac door that makes me smile every day when I come home. I feel a bit disloyal for how much time I’ve been spending lately on Zillow looking for more acres and more bathrooms, but how could I be anything but happy with my cute little beach house? • #dhdphotoaday
30 days of gratitude day 1: family. I don’t know that this is what I would have pictured my family would look like 15 years ago. I probably imagined I’d have my shit much more in order, and my kids would probably be a little more reserved and mild mannered (having met myself, I don’t know why I thought that). But THIS is so much better than I could have imagined. This is fun and silly and happy and calm. There’s an ease I never knew. It’s SO, so good. Man, day 1 of this challenge was a real softball!
Been a long time since I’ve been into my gratitude practice, but I’ve been finding myself struggling to appreciate this sweet season of my life, always looking toward and preparing for the next thing. I’ve been doing this since I was a little girl (hello #virgo) but it’s disappointing to still be doing it in my 30s. Always thinking about a new car, a bigger house, growing our family, going back to school, a new business, a vacation home. What I have now is perfect and sweet and enough, and I need to work on remembering that.
Second #Factor75 lunch- Paleo BBQ Salmon. Okay, better than a lean cuisine. I think microwaved fish would be the test of it. I found the preparation instructions very far off, but it was good! And this review comes from a long term green bean hater, and I still ate them, and enjoyed them. Second week of meals has been ordered!
I got really tired of making myself lunches. The thing is, I work from home, and while at first I loved being able to prepare my own lunches every day, after two years, the office chef is uninspired and lazy. Enter @factor75! So pumped to not have to think about lunches.
Laid down with the witch doesn’t burn in this one for a few poems before bed, and ended up crying and screaming through the entire book in one sitting. It is the most incredible, moving, SPOT ON collection I think I’ve ever read. @ladybookmad made my knees week and my stomach hurt and the fire BURN. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Buy it now.
My third day hair looks a little rats nesty, I could hear my 3 year old negotiating bedtime with my husband, and I was all too aware that I can’t remember the last time my living room rug was was vacuumed, but I shut it all out and closed out a busy, chaotic weekend with a beautiful unwind bedtime yoga practice. Instant zen! @grokkerinc is the real deal. Off for a little journaling and this lady is calling it a wrap. No Sunday scaries here!