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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 191 :: coolness is kind

2 Aug

Lightness.

It’s a hot summer. And getting hotter by the day. While it is NOT as hot here in Washington as it was when we lived in Oregon (109 today! in Grants Pass) it still feels like one hot summer.

Which brings me to this — is there anything KINDER than a cool breeze on a hot day?

Here’s to kindness. In all of its many forms.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{cool}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 51 :: two is better than one

21 Feb

Day 51. Sunday Funday.

Just a little puppy love for you tonight:

The video is adorable. Which is exactly what a Sunday night calls for.

We spent time with family today, which is always ooey, gooey, Sunday, Funday fun. Yoga is up next.

But before I downward dog, I am deeply thinking….of all the good we can create in our life, isn’t it more fun to create together? Collaborating. Cooperation. Co-creation. Whether it is with our new puppy, our little nieces or whomever else we share time with…

Two is better than one.
Namaste Sunday!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{creating together?}
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BLOG – GIFT DAY 326 :: a month of inspiration :: the power of puppies and water

22 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I share some water and a bath.
Because it’s very powerful. 

Today, Justin spent most of his day fielding calls and making appointments for Miss Sadie, the visiting puppy that we are fostering for a while.

We think we have found the perfect “forever” family for her to meet tomorrow! Keep your fingers crossed and I will keep you updated.

In order to prepare for the big day…
Miss Sadie took a bath. 

If this were a movie, the mere sight of water would signal “change” and something new on the horizon. Usually it’s rain or an unexpected storm that interrupts the scene. For Sadie, it was a bath and a really fun shower nozzle that squirts water and was, by her standards, super! exciting! fun!

We hope the “water rule” of change and new life that it brings holds true and ushers Miss Sadie into her forever home. She sure smells good and looks the part of precious puppy.

As I uploaded photos tonight, I realized the very last one of her in the bathroom is blurry. To which Justin remarked:

“That’s what she will be, just a blur in our lives.” 

I had to nod my head and agree with a lot of hope in my heart.
And a smile on my face too.

Sadie has already taught me some pretty amazing lessons over these last 48 hours. We all need to feel safe, have a home, good food, fun toys, loving hugs, pats on the back, good boundaries, fair rules and friends to play with.  Oh yeah …and a great bathtub.

All that, just might be the definition of ABUNDANCE.

I will report back tomorrow!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless!}
Jamie

{wishing you abundance}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 325 :: a month of inspiration :: a prayer for sadie

21 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I share a prayer.
For a puppy.

Meet Miss Sadie.

At least that’s what we call her for now.
Sadie is ten weeks old and she entered our lives last night. We have inadvertently through a long string of odd occurrences *unofficially* become foster parents.

Sadie was a mistake. 
But she is totally adorable. 

Her parents are paper-carrying Golden Retriever and German Shepherd certified dogs. She is all black with a little ruffle of white fur on her chest.

We have papered the local vets offices with flyers and are spreading the word. In the meantime, I reached out to my dog guru friend Susan from Dawgma Gallery to get some tips on being a puppy foster parent.

I want to make sure we give Miss Sadie what she needs and appropriately acclimate her to our dogs.

I also want to make sure I don’t get too attached.
I have a tendency to go “gaga for dogas” ….as you probably already know.

Pup is annoyed by all the hoopla and doesn’t want to be bothered.
Brady is all play all the time and just can’t wait to run in the yard with Sadie.

And I am convinced there is a family out there who need Miss Sadie.

Even though we were told that this puppy was a mistake, there is a place in my heart that knows she is really something else.

I think she is a Christmas miracle waiting to happen. 

There must be an amazing and loving family looking for a bright spirit to enter their lives this holiday. (If you know one please send them my way.)

Until the phone rings with the right family waiting for a cute pup, I’m over here saying a little prayer for Sadie.

Because we could all use a little prayer and a little love…. and a good home.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless!}
Jamie

{say a little prayer for you}

Day 145: f*ing friday :: fit

25 May

TGIF.
F*ing Fridays are back!
And, they will continue to occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5 in Year 1, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the word Fried Foods.

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:
Fit.

As in, we all fit in the car. 

After days of packing, storing, moving, we finally all found our seats in the car to begin our journey north for the summer.

We expected the ride to be tight and a little uncomfortable, but we didn’t expect the littlest one to vomit all over the car — one hour into the drive.

I turned around just in time to see a little dog nose heaving up and down. Just before the chunks began to burst, I froze. Then I screamed, “Oh my God!” at the top of my lungs as I watched brown chunks descend down between my clothing bags and into the crevices and floorboards of my car.

All of which alarmed Justin, who was driving and couldn’t see what was going on — I’m sure he thought something quite awful was happening like a roadside pile-up instead of just a little doggy vomit pile-up.

I gagged, but found a plastic bag and clean up the f*ing mess, all the while Justin laughing hysterically at my passenger predicament. And to think, I was worried about the tail-end in the car.

Brady may not remember this car ride, but we will — forever.
Just as we’ll always love our little one.

Day 129: time to lighten up

9 May

It’s that time of year again.
Time to lighten up.

We are packing for the Great Migration North.

We unloaded the storage unit today and I spent hours making piles of clothing to donate to Good Will.

But Brady thought otherwise.
He assumed all the clothing piles were an effort to build him his very own nest.

It’s amazing how much STUFF we collect in less than a year.

It’s also amazing how much stuff I can hold on to for many, many years — as if tossing or donating would throw away part of myself.

The editing process is so powerful.
In the act of making piles, counting sweaters, and tallying up shoes, I found something we collected this winter that I am not willing to throw away.

Mark four legs and two puppy dog eyes for the keep pile.

Pure.
Love.

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