“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” –Ann Landers
It’s been a year since we brought Piper home. She’s still a spastic spider monkey sometimes but it’s hard to imagine I ever thought of sending her back to the rescue during our trial week. I’m so glad I stuck it out, because she’s become my little furry sidekick.
from around the web:
- The Upside of Downtime :: A little bit of nothing is a good thing.
- 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 18 :: What would you add?
- On Turning 40 :: “The question at 40 is not WHAT I will do with my life, but HOW I will do what He’s given me to do.”
- 9 phrases every kid needs to hear :: Ever have a hard time saying enough positive words to your kids? A few good ones to keep at the front of your mind. Or tongue.
- 8 things your pet says about your personality :: I always find studies like this interesting. How much is accurate for you?
on the blog (in case you missed ’em!):
- The dog ate my blog :: from last year, shortly after we brought Piper home.
- Simplifying with Stitch Fix :: from this spring; one of the many ways I’ve been working on simplifying in preparation for moving to a much smaller house.
right here at home:
After 19 (nineteen!!!) showings of the house, we have a contact! Now just praying everything goes through as planned. I’m ridiculously relieved to not have to keep showing it, but this week we’ve still had a three-hour inspection and an appraisal, so we still don’t quite have the house back to ourselves yet. Maybe I’ll be a bit more productive in homeschooling now that those things are done — just in time to start packing everything we own!
Meanwhile, I’m staying sane by reading my way through another stack of library books and spending my weekend evenings with a snuggly dog, a cup of tea, and Call the Midwife on Netflix. Oh, and a letter from one of my Compassion kids is the definition of happy mail!