About a week ago, I realized I hadn’t shared much about the pups on the blog lately. I’m an over-sharer on Instagram, but not much has made it over here!
Branded “It’s the Little Things,” this link-up is all about soaking up the everyday goodness in life. Slowing down and appreciating “the little things” is exactly the purpose of 2014 for me, hence my word this year to “simplify.” Nobody has to twist my arm to slow down and soak up the adorableness of Kate & Trudy, among other things!
Besides (over)sharing pictures of Kate & Trudy, I decided to expand a bit into other areas this week (and hopefully each week)…
As a puppy mama who works from home, I get to love on my babies whenever I want. I consider myself incredibly lucky, but still have a job to do! Most of the true snuggle times happen first thing in the morning or after dinner, and definitely on the weekends. Here are a few favorites of Kate & Trudy from this past week.
Last year was a test in our patience as a couple. Husband graduated with a Masters in June 2012 and got hired into his dream job in June 2013 (process started in Aug 2011). The job requires training and soon after he was hired we found out that there would be no classes until potentially the start of 2015 (crap). We discussed our options and he began the process of re-enlisting in the military. Unfortunately, it’s January 2014 and he is definitely not back in the military, but we’ve managed.
Long story short, things are looking up for training now and 2014 might finally be OUR YEAR!
In the meantime, I’m appreciating all the little things he does for us as I take care of earning the dough while he takes care of making sure I eat (haha). I’ve always appreciated his efforts…but more so now since I feel we’re so close to the wait being up.
Soon I’ll pack his lunches and hear him come in the door after a long day of work cheering, “honey, I’m home!” While I can’t wait for these moments, in the meantime I’ll just work on soaking up the time we have right now.
In my nearly 29 years on this earth, I think I’ve always been a go-go-go girl. Always looking for the next thing to fill my time. Next way to earn an extra buck doing something creative with my mind.
Now? All I want to do is rest. I’ve been pretty successful in a lot of what I’ve tried in the past, but now’s time to relax. Maybe take a nap on Sunday afternoons. Nix the word “busy” from my vocabulary. Focus on what’s most important. Do a little crafting for myself. My sister says I’m entering a new Saturn cycle. Not sure what that means, but maybe I’ll find the time to research it now!
In order to reach some of these desires, I’ve had to give up some things that were previously very important to me. It doesn’t mean they won’t come back to life in the future, it just means I can’t focus on it now.
On that note, I’ve started looking for a few little things that cover life in general, and I’m loving having my eyes open more to everyday beauty! Even though I’m in the middle of a Project 365, it’s hard sometimes to witness everyday beauty. Time to be more intentional!
The “It’s the Little Things” link-up goes live every Wednesday starting tomorrow, January 29th. Since the last Wednesday of the month also coincides with The 2014 Directive, you’ll see my post a little earlier on Tuesdays once a month (like today)!
Thanks for stopping by…now go enjoy the “little things” of your day and share on Instagram with #littlethingslinkup!