Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

1. Let's get the dog stuff out of the way all at once, shall we? Mae legitimately sleeps like this sometimes. It's hilarious.
2. When my dogs stand like this, I feel like they're getting into formation. For what, I don't know. Did they look at each other and nod so they got into The Triangle? File under things I'd know if they talked. 
3. The dogs don't need to talk to let me know they have a new favorite treat: Wellness CORE SUPERFOOD Protein Bars. They got two free from our favorite friends at Chewy.comSalmon & Whitefish with Pomegranates and Turkey & Duck with Kale. I've already re-ordered them, this time in Beef & Bison with Blueberries too. They're packed with quality animal protein and superfoods without filler or grains. No meat by-products, corn, soy, artificial colors or preservatives. They're 100% natural and made in the USA which is never negotiable for me. If you're looking for a new treat, check these out.
4. These words from The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman. They made me think and rang true...so many times the life changing moments are the ones you don't even realize as they're happening.
5. I loved this article on Mind, Body, Green. Please check it out in full, but this specifically resonated with me: You created your source of discontent, whether it be obesity, anxiety, unhappiness or dis-ease on any level. Only you have the solution. Take responsibility and stop seeking answers outside yourself. Know that the answer isn’t in a photo of a pretty yogi in a beautifully contorted position or a top ten list, but your own inner wisdom and light. Figure out how to get there more (which may mean getting to the gym less) for all the answers you truly need are inside.

At the end of the day, the enemy is not sugar, juice cleanses or Facebook. The enemy is our minds. If we can figure out how to tame that unruly, defiant and petulant son of a gun, we’ll have made more peace with all of this faster than you can say front row.

6. Have I mentioned that I was excused from jury duty today? Good thing as The Sisters Wexler are in Philly today so I get to see them. 

7. Scenes from this week's library walk: The Kopernik Sculpture on 18th & the Ben Franklin Parkway honors Nicolaus Copernicus (in Polish, Mikolaj Kopernik) and his at the time bold theory that the earth orbits the sun.
8. I know, I know...we just discussed books on Tuesday - thanks to the 20 bloggers who linked up with us! - but I always feel the need to report when a book keeps me up at night. I was up until 1:30 finishing this on Tuesday night, and I had to get up at 5:45 on Wednesday. You do the math. It must have been good, right?

9. In my next house, I'm having 40238940 azalea bushes even though MFD hates them. Add to the must list: room for azaleas.
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10. Ecard of the week: LOLOL.
Tomorrow come back and share some snark with me. You know you want to.

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34 comments:

  1. i feel the same way about a book and yesterday i picked up and finished a book called Wonder. it was AMAZING. i immediately thought of you and kerry and was going to email you two today to go out and pick it up, stat.

    i LOVE it when dogs sleep like that! it's so cute; like little humans except their paws are the most adorable in the air like that.

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  2. I mean those azalea bushes are just too pretty not to have - I need one in my life!! Your pups are too cute - love their little formation - they are trying to intimidate you LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I've been seeing azaleas everywhere. They're pretty. You can't beat that color. Your dogs are so stinking cute. I wish we had one or two, but right now, it's just not the right time. Someday. Have a great day. Steph!

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  4. I love the azaleas, the vibrant color makes me so damn happy.

    #6 for the win. Obviously! <3

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  5. That is such a good book, definitely a stay-up-all-nighter! OMG the formation is hilarious and not something I've ever witnessed since we've only ever had one dog at a time. Those azaleas are gorgeous!

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  6. I love #5! And #10...that one hits home with my boys in the past :)

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  7. I love how Mae sleeps, so cute. It is almost like they are preparing for battle or to herd you somewhere. A good book that makes you stay up late is the best! Those words in #5 are so true. I needed that today. The Azaleas are so pretty!

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  8. Haha Roxy sleeps like that too sometimes, and she snores even louder upside down. And YAY for being excused from jury duty, one of the best feelings ever :)

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  9. My dogs sleep like that.

    Oh, the extra credit requests. They are as predictable as you'd think. Ridiculous.

    People who think Advocare or cleanses are going to solve all their problems annoy me.

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  10. Maisel is beyond adorable. Our furry kids bring us so much joy!!!! Love this entire post. I want azaleas, lilacs, hydrangeas that bloom from spring til the end of summer. I want all flowers to do that. How divine if daffodils and tulips kept blooming and blooming. And the Lily of the valley!! I am sure it's that way on the other side.
    This sculpture is something I have never seen. Keep on posting pictures like that!
    Happy Thursday and safe travels to all!
    Love, Your Momma

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  11. I love that ecard! Haha.

    & your dogs are so cute as always!

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  12. That quote from The Ice Queen sealed the deal, I will be picking it up for sure!

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  13. I LOVED the Sea of Tranquility! Such a great book. And the dog sleeping upside down? Hilarious!

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  14. I'll definitely need to read the whole article, I love the excerpt and it's so true. Alice Hoffman is my favorite writer and I love that you included her quote. OH MY GOD I want your puppies.

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  15. Azaleas are so pretty. I need that ecard as a poster for my classroom.

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  16. I'm just love your dogs. They are probably plotting an overthrow to get more treats with that triangle formation lol
    Also Alice Hoffman is my favorite. So happy you had a quote from her book!

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  17. I stayed up way too late the other night finishing that booking on tidying. It was good! Strange in parts but good enough to keep me up past bed time. (Hawkeye was not pleased, she has strict 10 pm lights out rules.) She sleeps like Mae too, it's hilarious. I always take a photo of it. I'll have to check into those treats for her! She's picky, so I'm always looking for new ideas.

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  18. LOL my dog sleeps the same way, it is hilarious. PS Those flowers look amazing!!

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  19. The Triangle is one of those things that frightens me about being outnumbered by pets. This morning the cats ganged up on me. LOL

    I'm going to check out that article.

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  20. Triangle of Pugs! AWESOME!

    And that book quote. YES.

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  21. LOL when the dogs get in formation. You should totally do a post on the things they'd say. And yes for more azaleas. They're pretty and come back every year without doing a single thing.

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  22. haha my cats do that triangle too but they are normally all laying down whilst in the triangle, so i'm not worried haha.
    that article - woah. mind blown. so true though. i have been thinking about that lately but to see it in words - fabulous.
    i have heard such good things about that book, so glad you liked it. now i have to move it to the top of my list. i just wish i didn't have to work or do life, i just want to read all the time! so many books!

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  23. I love that quote, everyone is always looking for blame. Whether it be the news, social media, the next door neighbour, the celebrity of the week...99.9% of things are all in your head mental health, self-care and self awareness is so much more important than most people give it credit for.

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  24. My dog sleeps like that sometimes too! What a little weirdo.

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  25. My dogs sleep upside down, too. I want to understand why.

    I haven't had an all night book session in awhile, which is odd since I have sleeping issues and usually just read when I can't sleep.

    I love all your lunchtime walk pictures!

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  26. i feel like your dogs are always trying to speak to you in code. it's awesome. i am going to check out that book right now!

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  27. ha! The dogs have a plan in mind for sure, but it looks like they lined up and then forgot what the action plan was.

    Oh, I wish I had a yard for pretty things! The flowers look great.

    That eCards is really funny. How true!

    Mae is a doll!!!

    and interesting points about happiness. It is true- it comes from within!

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  28. Jamie and Saint used to do the same thing before Jamie died. I wondered what they were communicating to each other.

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  29. My dog sleeps that way too and he has this one creepy way that he sits kind of leaning that none of us like... cause it just looks weird. We always tell him to stop it and he stares back very confused. And then we explain to him that it's weird and creepy looking... lol, we really do. I wish they could talk a little. You can have my azaleas, they are taking over my side yard. But I live in the south so they are a prerequisite!

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  30. HELL YES ON NUMBER 5. I'll be over here taking my own affirmation of it.

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  31. I ordered some of those doggie protein bars so I'm hoping miss lola likes them. Those azaleas are gorgeous. I can only imagine the look you will get if you planted that amount in your garden. lol

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  32. I ADORE that book... it flew under the radar with attention but I'm glad blogger word of mouth is bringing it around. It's so captivating!

    & oh yeah - you get a HELL YEAH from me :)

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  33. Mae!!!!!!!!!!! OMG if I ever saw my dogs sleeping like that I would be laughing too hard and wake them before I could snap a picture! She is too funny! And obviously that is a V that they are forming. Have you not seen Mighty Ducks???? That azalea bush is so pretty! Now I think I need one. Or four.

    What brand dog food do you feed your dogs? Chris read online a little while ago that Purina is suing the shit out of Blue Buffalo for false claims that they have no by-product and that really pisses me off and now I think they need a change. I have zero tolerance for bad dog food for my babies!

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  34. I'm gonna check out Chewy... I keep meaning to and then forgetting, so I'm taking a scenic route over there before I continue on with your next post. :)
    Those azalea bushes are gorgeous! I can't believe MFD doesn't like them!

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