Wednesday, October 3, 2012

things that make me happy

I think I desperately need a dump of things that make me happy.  In no particular order...


When you know that you are going to be hoarse after a ride because you spend three hours chatting without taking a breath (this is one of my favorite ride pictures ever).
When all of your pups fall asleep in a giant pile.
When you get a couple of race pictures that don't make you want to go on the air diet and quit running forever (note: I am not saying these are "good.").

When you make eggplant pizza with balsamic glaze and it is BALLER.
When you buy a new pink hoodie, just for fall.
When you start cooking up a little surprise from a lot of people for your husband's 40th birthday that you know is going to make him really, REALLY happy.
When your swim gear is extra lame, as is your attempt to show off your guns (note: impossible to flex and self-photograph).
When all your puppy wants is to snuggle up in your lap and sleep peacefully.
When you look at the pieces of your life laying around you, and you don't know how to turn them into something that is complete and makes sense.  But then one day you get off the phone and leap into the air because you firmly know which direction you'd like your journey to take you next.  
And with a lot of luck, it will.

30 comments:

  1. Reading your blog makes me pretty happy. I think those running photos are great! You've come a long way and life has been anything but boring for you (even though a little break would be nice! I know!). Hang in there! Cuddle those pups and maybe buy another hoodie. I'm waiting for fall in CA but its 90 degrees and no hoodies yet :(

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  2. I once read that what people think is luck is really preparation faced with opportunity. I like that. Prepare yourself so that when the opportunity presents itself, you are ready.

    When my dog sits with me on the couch, it makes me happy!

    The Kidless Kronicles

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  3. Everything from this post makes me happy. Oh my stars to those photos they are awesome!

    I've never heard of a pizza like that but it sounds great!

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  4. OMG. I neeeeeed that pizza recipe, stat! Looks freaking amazing.

    I think your race pics are totally hot. You look awesome!

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  5. That last pic was taken where? Colorado... Hmmm....

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  6. If I'm living my life correctly, it looks like one big happiness dump. That didn't quite sound right, but you know what I mean. Also, thanks for the inspiration, re: pizza with a balsamic glaze on top. Looks so pretty and professional (and, of course, BALLER)!

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  7. I LOVE your swim gear! And everything else about this post :)

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  8. Those running photos are awesome. Give yourself some credit!

    Also, would you mind passing along those "hubby 40th birthday" plans? Mine hits his in March and I need some ideas. ;)

    Also also, LOVE your swim gear.

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  9. What is it about fall this year? The hoodie days are great, but everybody's tackling some sort of life transitions. Ugh. Sending you lots of good luck thoughts.

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  10. You have so many great racing photos! I struggle to find any good ones of me during races. How do you do that?!!1

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  11. So many good photos and fingers crossed for the awesome news!!

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  12. Those are fantastic race photos! I can't wait to hear the good news and see how the birthday stuff turns out. xx

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  13. Isn't planning big birthday surprises so much better than being the one who is surprised?

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  14. Oh so much happy!!! Nothing better than puppies sleeping, especially in your lap!

    YAY for the hubby's Birthday surprise. AWE-SOME!

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  15. I love a post of all things happy.. Yaaaay!!!

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  16. Very warm and fuzzy over here. JEALOUS! Direction is so delicious!!

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  17. Love the puppy in the lap picture and I want that pink hoodie.

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  18. Puppies make me happy too! And Thom is going to love his present! That is awesome!

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  19. I love this post (puppies!). That ride pic is amazing and I need your pizza recipe!

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  20. I love your blog! And that swimsuit and cap... where did you get those? Ridiculous and awesome :) And, while I only have one large standard poodle puppy, I can relate to how happy your dogs make you. They are simply the best. :)

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  21. I love this happy dump. And I see that you found yourself a lulu hoodie.... ;)

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  22. Those pics look great! I don't have many good running photos.at.all. Love the hoodie. :)

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  23. i like this post a lot. it's good to spew happy sometimes. :)

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  24. I love this. The picture of your pups all cuddling with each other made me so weepy. We used to have a pack of three dogs, but two passed away. That picture reminded me of how joyful that used to make me feel, and how much I loved them, and how lucky I was.

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  25. Being friends with you makes me happy! Cheers to putting together the life you love, there is a lot of good out there.

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  26. this list made ME happy too. I know that was your intention.

    That pizza looks f-ing amazing. You definitely do not need cooking lessons anymore ;) Also, Lulu hoodies are THE BEST. Done. You'll never take it off.

    P.S. Update from that?

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  27. Just found your blog... new follower. Love that top bike photo sooooo much!

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  28. It is the first time that I heard about eggplant pizza and It looks great. I would like to try it out.

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