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down the rabbit hole: week three

Iceland by Jared Erondu

Hey there! How’d your weekend shake out? We got the sad news about the Orlando shooting, and attended an ALS benefit last night, so ours was a little bittersweet. My heart breaks for those who suffer so much… I’m continuously reminded about how lucky we are to have the life we do – that we are in good health surrounded by amazing people. How quickly that can change, and as clichéd as it sounds, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t count blessings…

On a lighter note, we managed to have a whirlwind weekend filled with friends, family and laughter. My routine is being rocked a little bit now that the heat’s set in. I forget how torturous Phoenix summers are every year, and then the furnace goes all full blast on me and I have to get things done a little differently if I’m going to avoid heat stroke.  This morning’s normal shopping/gas trip was postponed until this afternoon due to a dog that needed to release some of his energy during cooler hours and a car that got demolished with the aftermath. Dog park + outdoor dog bath + car wash + desert summer = soggy sweat mess. I had to lay down after all that nonsense!

Speaking of routines, here is a neat list of things real people do to make their mornings suck less.

BTW, I’m just gonna keep on rolling with these posts until you tell me to stop! I spend a ton of time on the internet, and it begs the question: what the heck did I do BEFORE the world wide web?!? Are you online a lot? Is this totally normal? Please say yes…

Sort of on that same note, this read piqued my curiosity. I wonder, could I ever go back to single-tasking?

I think these DIY jeans are pretty cool, and I may just have to try them! What do you think?

We had dinner with friends we haven’t seen in a while, and this came up.  Now, I don’t know the comedian or what his background is, and I don’t know what the second segment is about (it may be religious?) because it’s almost an hour long and I didn’t have the energy. What I DO know is that, for me and Joe, this pretty much sums it up! And it had me in tears, I was laughing so hard. Now when Joe says he isn’t thinking about anything, I’ll finally believe him!

This old Victorian home is like, the coolest thing.  I wish we could pull off the exterior paint job on our own house! And I’m totally making my own quote mirror.

I hope your week is filled with love, laughter and comfort, friends.  I’ll talk to you soon! xoxo

[photo credit: Jared Erondu for Unsplash]

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