All posts tagged: the dog life

Saturday: Tactical Man & Yoga Wife

we’ve been so lazy, which isn’t the usual for us. despite it being quiet around here, i’ve made the most of my time creatively and thoughtfully, which actually isn’t always the usual for me. ian had a long night running calls and came home to frenzied barking and bedhead wife. welcome home, would you like to help me out? no such luck. we ate our breakfast and attempted halting conversation above the howls of a blonde tasmanian devil. ian sighed and wished me goodnight while the sun shone brightly on our table spread. i did not let that get me down. THAT is especially noteworthy ┬áconsidering my nonstop week at the office from 9am-8pm nearly every day. could have crashed and burned today, but i chose to stay positive and purposeful. i worked on a project i’d been meaning to pick up this season… i’m not going to reveal it just yet, so take a sneak peek for now… ian is in the process of completing more military training; he had been away for a …

To Do: Hug & Peel

Long high gray of the morning sky to bright white blue of the afternoon. Oddly enough, 4-6 inches of snow predicted for tomorrow. These strange mountain climates. Twas a hustled, bittersweet weekend with my husband. Friday night we crashed after an involved week; Saturday we sorted and cleaned and packed and danced and talked and laughed and prayed and crashed (again); Sunday we rose at the ungodly hour and my husband departed for his work trip. Here are a few snapshots and their explanations of all that ensued…

Puppyhood: Welcome Home Molle

Ian and I have been discussing getting another labrador for several months. Our older lab, Luke, is Ian’s dog who is now 13 years old, a wise old senior for a large dog. I had wanted to pick out a pup during the summer, but the timing just wasn’t right for our family. Luke is still in good health and excellent shape, so when I discovered that a friend from church had a new litter I probed Ian to find out if we could just check them out; I proposed that if we were going to get a pup now would be a good time for Luke. I told myself to not get my hopes up, but that is apparently very difficult for me to do… After much consideration, discussion, prayer, and seeing the litter twice…We ended up choosing a yellow female, the only one of her litter who was genuinely drawn to us. She had one other sister who was more anxious around us and Luke.┬áThis yellow female, in contrast, was sweet, affectionate, calm, …

Studio: Quiet Time

Get a puppy and all of a sudden you have to be structured, consistent, and purposeful. I knew I needed a puppy because I wasn’t using my downtime well, even though I planned my days around going to the office. But now I’m forced to utilize my moments of quiet effectively. After getting up in the morning and meeting my puppy’s needs, I come up to my ‘studio,’ my hideout to practice yoga exercises, pray and read the scriptures, journal or blog, read good books, drink my tea. I have a tendency to be whimsical and random in my thinking, so it can be difficult for me to stay on one task and complete it. I use this space for solitude and for projects, and I try to make the most of the downtime that I get. Kind of like having kids. Except I have two furry ones.