Happy Monday, everyone. I hope that you had a great weekend.
Matt and I marked our 11th wedding anniversary on Saturday (and I have to insert here that this month marks 21 years since we started dating). The past year has been full of a lot of reflection for me, as I think about changes in our family, all the things we have accomplished together, and the many plans we have for our future. We’ve shared so much–not all of it easy–and to feel part of such a strong unit is something I never take for granted.
We celebrated just the two of us with a nice dinner out on Friday while my Mom watched the baby. It was awesome to sit and talk without distraction. Any parents out there who can identify?
Anyways, on to today’s post. I began this odds & sods series last year as a way to wrap up the month, sometimes share something a bit more personal, and pass along some of the inspiring and interesting things that I’ve come across. I enjoy writing them every month, so it’s something I’ll be continuing this year. Here is this month’s round-up.
Kit and I bought our farms at approximately the same time. I admire her animals, hardcore DIY, all-in approach to life and commitment to authenticity.
I am really enjoying podcasts. A few recent listens that were particularly interesting and inspiring:
- Making Obama
- Becoming (Mrs. O talks to Oprah)
- I can’t say I had much of an opinion of Kristen Bell. Then I heard her on Conan O’Brien’s new podcast, and I was impressed. She’s thoughtful, caring and frugal.
My writing elsewhere:
- How to teach your dog to be patient
- Helping seniors take care of their dogs
- Guide Dog Info—What They Do, Their Training & More
We’re wrapping up January by reconnecting with some friends this week. Matt’s planned a trivia night, and I’m having brunch with five ladies I’ve been friends with since grade school–one of them since kindergarten. In other exciting news, Baxter, Matt and I are all visiting the dentist this week. I’m not sure how we managed to line our schedules up like this, but that’s what we’re doing. Ellie’s six teeth are exempt for now. What are you up to this week?