Gratitude Friday

1. Friday. It was the first week of classes at CSU, the first week of a training class I’m taking with Ringo. I took on a seven day blog challenge, started a new Daily Dharma program, am gearing up to teach a bunch of yoga classes, and am taking part in an online writing class. I worked my ass off. I have a lot of work to finish today, but after teaching a yoga class Saturday morning, I’m not doing anything the rest of the weekend and I can’t wait. Sweet Sam is warming up the couch for me right now.

yum2. Peach jam, which I’ve been hoarding like my very own jar of sticky sweet sunshine and finally opened and oh my everything that is holy it is so delicious, the dear friend who gave it to me, and Lucille’s biscuit mix, (I make awesome biscuits, but sometimes you just want to eat them, not do all the prep work).

Doggie eye chart

Doggie eye chart

3. Sam’s Pannus isn’t as bad as it could be. It can eventually make some dogs go blind, but the eye specialist who saw Sam earlier this week said his case probably only runs a 1% risk of that happening as long as we keep treating it. Now we just have to figure out his food allergy.


This still happens rarely enough it’s worth taking a picture when it does

4. Ringo keeps growing up. He still has a case of the puppy crazies, and can be so frustrating sometimes, but he’s getting so much easier. He’s so smart — if he had an owner who wasn’t so busy/lazy, he’d be a superstar.

hikinglory5. Hiking season.  I rarely go with them, but this is the time of the year when Eric does a lot of hiking with the dogs. Ringo is old enough to go with now, and I am either at work or get a few glorious hours at home alone.

Bonus joy: How much Eric and I laugh watching old episodes of Friends, new music to listen to while I work, my friend Amy’s sweet dog Burg probably doesn’t have cancer after all, finding where I bought those Hello Kitty socks for my niece so I can get her the right size, meeting with my new interns and them being just as awesome as the rest, all the TV that’s going to keep me company while I rest on the couch this weekend — new episodes of Downton Abbey, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parks & Rec, Parenthood.

4 thoughts on “Gratitude Friday

  1. Frances D

    I heart The Mindy Project & Downtown Abbey. Have you seen the HBO series “Girls?” I just love it. That each jam looks just delicious, and it reminds me how much I love a good orange marmalade on toasted and buttered English muffins. I am enjoying the Challenge, I did an audio post this week – first one in long long time. I had forgotten how much I liked them. Yesterday’s teach us something you do well totally threw me. At four minutes to midnight I posted something, but I am go to do the post again within the next few days. Yesterday’s sweet treat: discovering the downloadable Compassion Saturday e-book in your sidebar. It absolutely loverlee. Sending love and light your way.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Girls is on my list, Frances, but I don’t have HBO so keep hoping it’ll show up on Netflix at some point. Today the challenge is hard for me — I just want to lie on the couch, but it’s day six and I have something to say about surprising myself, so here I go…Glad you found the e-book! ❤


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