My girls both gave me minor heart attacks this week.
Sullie jumped off the couch on Sunday night (She’s allowed to come up and visit at the end of the night. She’s like clockwork. It’s so cute.) and must have landed funny because she started limping. Of course this led to a few tears on my part. She’ll be 10 in July and we’ve been SO lucky to avoid any joint problems. She still moves really well. She was putting weight on it so I was hopeful she’d just tweaked something. She’s continued to improve every day this week so I think we’re in the clear.
I nearly lost my mind with Zoey. I noticed she was being really quiet and wasn’t inside with the other two. This isn’t typical (she always wants to be right where you are) so I went outside and called for her. After a minute or two she came running from the side of the house and came in. I started some laundry and she went back out (we have a doggie door). At this point I’m thinking, there’s something she’s getting into. I go outside and around to the side of the house and find the gate open. My heart dropped. The lawn service came earlier today and DIDN’T SHUT THE GATE ALL THE WAY. I ran into the front yard and started calling her as calmly as possible. Luckily, not even 60 seconds later she came running up to me. I am so freaking lucky that she didn’t take off or get hit by a car. We live on a pretty busy street. I am frustrated with the lawn service (they know we have dogs) and I’ll definitely be letting them know about this.
Tell me how you do it moms with little ones, I don’t know if my heart can take it.
A few Friday favorites.
Raisins. Every since the Whole30 I have been eating raisins like crazy. I like to mix together golden and regular. I snack on them by the handful, add them to my chia pudding and sweet potato bowls and sprinkle them on bananas and apples with nut butter.
Ever since I upped my strength training I’ve been trying to incorporate more epsom salt baths into my self-care routine. My fiance surprised me with this set up after a particularly long day this week. It was much appreciated and I felt like a noodle after soaking in the salts. I have been using these salts (we got a ton of free samples at the studio) and they get two thumbs up from me!
Cherries in the grocery store!
I love browsing through the specialty food items at Home Goods and last Sunday I scored a few awesome finds. First, this Sonoma Harvest Fig Balsamic is so good. It’s only got two ingredients, balsamic vinegar and fig paste. I checked the company’s website and this flavor is no longer available but they have so many other good ones like Coconut White Balsamic, Prickly Pear White Balsamic and Strawberry Balsamic to name a few. Check it out. I am a sucker for flavored balsamics for dressing my salads.
I also got this Rosemary and Basil Seasoned Sea Salt and a Himalayan Pink Sea Salt that I failed to notice included moruga scorpion chile (I’ve never even heard of that!?) until I seasoned our entire dinner with it last night and wondered why the sweet potatoes and salmon were so spicy. It appears to be a seasonal/limited time flavor and not available online.
I have really been enjoying these colorful flowers blooming in our backyard. They’ve been in bloom for several weeks now. It’s relaxing to sit outside with the sound of the fountain and the flowers to look at. I am a huge proponent of spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Vanilla is my go-to candle scent. Every time I go candle shopping I always come home with at least one vanilla-ish candle. We really like DW Candles and their vanilla is very richly scented. This particular one is discontinued but this is one of their all-time best sellers.
I’ve been talking about the downfalls of comparison in my yoga classes this week. I read two amazing pieces on comparison this week from two of my favorite women. Check out Here’s Who to Compare Yourself to in a Yoga Class by Kathryn Budig and Comparison is a Killer by Danielle LaPorte.
And finally, if you haven’t heard JT’s new song…here you go! And you’re welcome! 🙂 It was just released last night. I played it in my yoga class this morning and my class LOVED it! So do I!
Now go enjoy the weekend and just dance, dance, dance!
Any favorites to share?
Have you heard Justin Timberlake’s new song? Whatcha think?
Are your dogs escape artists?