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Gratitude Friday

1. Eric laughing.

2. Guest posting. I just did one for Rachel Cole, The Way of the Bodhisattva, and there was another request in my inbox this morning from one of my favorite bloggers. Now, if I could only figure out exactly how to make a living off this writing thing.

3. How well Sam did at the vet. They were really pushing him past his limit, but he handled it.

4. The Red Table is moving, they signed a lease on a new space so are not disappearing! The only obstacle is they need funds to make the move. If you feel like pitching in a few bucks to save my favorite place to eat, hang out, you can do that through their Community Funded project. It’d be just like taking me to lunch.

5. That even though the package I sent my brother turned up trashed, (seriously — one whole side was split open, as if they’d dropped it off the back of a truck or off the side of a building), everything seems to have made it, nothing fell out.

Bonus Joy: The pictures like this that Eric texts to me when he and Sam are hiking.

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he was convinced there were deer up there

Gratitude Friday

cityparksunrise031. The sky in Colorado. It does stuff like the above, all the time and for no special reason, sunrise and sunset and everything in between. This happened the other morning while we were walking Sam at City Park. Luckily Eric had his phone so we could get a picture of it. This is one of the reasons I get up early, leave for a walk while it’s still dark. This.

2. Red Table, my favorite cafe that was scheduled to close for good on December 22nd is not disappearing, just moving. Once a new lease is signed, they’ll announce where to, and there will be dancing in the streets, even if it’s just me, a flash mob of one.

redtableburrito3. Yoga Teacher Training at Om Ananda Yoga, (I’m official, all signed up and ready to go, we start in January) and a new yoga mat from Eric for my birthday. I am so excited to see how this is going to shift my practice, my relationship to my body, my life.

newyearseveyoga4. Birthday wishes. Lots of love there.

5. Guest post request from Rachel. She’s taking a blogging break, so “lined up a few great ‘substitute teachers’,” and asked me to be one of them. I am still working out what I’ll write about, but am so excited for the opportunity, so touched and grateful that she asked.

Bonus Joy: Sam. We have (mostly) decided that rather than get a new dog over Winter Break, we are waiting until Spring Break. *sigh* There are lots of really good reasons, but the most relevant is that Eric and I are still feeling the trauma of losing two dogs in a row to fatal cancers and need a bit more time to work with that before being responsible for another life, before inviting another beast in who will eventually break our hearts. The only issue I have with this decision is it isn’t necessarily the best one for Sam, because he needs another dog. He’s developing fears he never had before (the washing machine, which means the dryer too by default, the vegetable steamer, even the toaster because it sometimes sets off the smoke alarm) and will be much happier, calmer once he has another dude.

Mr. Sam, hiding in his bed because I was doing laundry

Mr. Sam, hiding in his bed because I was doing laundry