Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Things We Can Learn From Dogs

I came across this heart warming post from a blog I follow, La Mia Vita.  Even though I've never had the honor to have a dog, (always had cats) I am an animal lover of all kinds and feel they're all equally special to have around.
These are wonderful words to live by.

Things We Can Learn From Dogs

1. Run, romp and play daily

2. Never pretend to be something you're not
3. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy
4. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
5. Take naps and stretch before rising
6. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
7. Let others know when they've invaded your territory
8. Be loyal
9. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience
10. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it
11. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle gently
12. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
13. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree
14. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
15. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body
16.No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and right back and make friends
17. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
18. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Now, make sure you go home tonight and hug and kiss you furry feline or pooch, or someone you love!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

Recently been in love with...
{makes my face feel smooth as a baby's bottom}

{I'm addicted. Really I am.}

{Misty, rainy days spent w/ my Husband}

 {Baking & being a Housewife}

{All x-mas music, but particularly fond of
songs w/Dean Martin in it}

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hustle & Bustle of the Holidays

Not much time to write today. Work is quite busy. We have our big Holiday Open House tomorrow for prospective residents and their families to visit the community. But I wanted to share a few snap shots of my holiday season thus far.
My favorite, spending time with family.

{Champagne tasting in Sonoma}

{ plenty of eating}

{Hike to burn off all the calories}

{ Santa Monica Solar-Powered Ferris Wheel
-my 1st time riding one!}

{ Our sweet cat Misty, loving the tree}

{View of the lake where my husband &
I have started running, 4x a week}

*Happy Holidays*