After writing over 4,500 posts in five years, Iâ€™ve suddenly encountered something weird: I feel like I have nothing to say. Iâ€™ve experienced writerâ€™s block before, but itâ€™s usually about articles or books â€“ not the blog. Recently, I realized my problem â€“ Instagram! I love Instagraming, but sometimes I feel like Iâ€™m saying the things that I want to say â€“ or at least sharing the images I want to share â€“ on that space. Thatâ€™s no fair to the blog! So Iâ€™ve decided to re-blog some of my favorites with some additional thoughtsâ€¦
Weâ€™ve had Pippa for about a year now, and I am OBSESSED. I love that cat! She is so fun and friendly. And Henry has learned to say â€œMEOWâ€ so now they talk to each other. And the dogs have warmed up to her, too. Do you want to know what my bed looks like at night now? Itâ€™s jammed full with Kristien, me, Maggie, James, and Pippa, who finds a nice, cozy spot on Kristienâ€™s head to sleep.
I love this imageâ€¦ Sometimes, I feel like Iâ€™m dragging myself to the gym, but I think of this little fact and feel so motivated. Only 4%? I waste at least 8% on Instagram!
Maggie is getting so oldâ€¦. Itâ€™s sad. I have to carry her up and down the stairs most of the time, and I think sheâ€™s losing some of her sensesâ€¦ A bit of food will be right under her nose and she canâ€™t find it. I think a trip to the vet is probably in order, just for a check-up.
Speaking of the doctorâ€¦ Henry had his 15 month appointment yesterday! In this picture, Iâ€™m asking him to say, â€œCHEESE!â€ He passed everything with flying colors, although the doctor did say that we have to get rid of the bottles now. Iâ€™ve known this was coming and have been paring them down, but I was kind of hoping heâ€™d give them up completely on his own. Not gonna happen! Today is the start of No More Babas. Itâ€™s good timesâ€¦. <— sarcasm font.
We went to a big consignment sale this morning. I was looking for Christmas presents and fall clothes. I also bought him a slide â€“ I canâ€™t wait until Henry wakes up from this nap so he can play on it. If youâ€™re in the area, itâ€™s called Sail Again. It was the best consignment sale that Iâ€™ve been to, and trust me â€“ Iâ€™ve been to a lot!
Impossible to work. That is all.
I love my Thought a Day journal. So much easier than keeping a diary! Sometimes, I go a few days without writing anything down and then go back and fill it in. Mostly, I just keep track of what we did and new milestones that Henry is hitting.
Oh, James. What big ears you have!
Henry looks so old in this picture, doesnâ€™t he? Time flies when youâ€™re having fun.
I know that Pumpkin Spice Lattes are almost a joke nowadays, but MAN â€“ I still love them, Iâ€™m still pumped that the drink is back, and I will still cry when PSLs go away for the season. Pumpkin Spice for life!
We went to TWO concerts recently! This is huge because the last concert I went to was Coldplay in 2007. Two in a month is a big deal. We saw Bruno Mars, who was literally the best act Iâ€™ve ever seen. We also saw Muse, who Iâ€™m not as familiar with but still really enjoyed.
Henryâ€™s favorite â€˜choreâ€™ is walking the dogs. Heâ€™s good at it, too!
Little gray doggie faces kill me. Itâ€™s the cutest thing ever.
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