Saturday sweetness. ☺️💗 the greatest gift you can give your children is to love, honor, and cherish your spouse.
#thankyoumomanddad #myparentsarethecutest #saturdaysweetness #saturdaystroll #holdinghands #iwannaholdyourhand #ilovemyparents #autumnwalk #walkinginlove #fromadistance #candidshot #twobecomeone
It’s a lovely frosty forest friday! got in a short run on a dusting of snow and ice with my love this morning... but no pictures. this is from my walk with @rachelhora1 two days ago. ☺️ i looooove every single season and the diverse beauty they have to offer! rachel and i talked about that, how each season has its perks and bummers (from short days to mud to bugs and ticks)... and as much as i sometimes struggle with winter, i really wouldn’t have it any other way. (but that doesn’t mean i’m not looking forward to a tropical vacation sometime this winter! 😉) #seethebeauty #beautyiseverywhere #godisanartist #frozenfriday #frostyfriday #forestfriday #gaycitystatepark #hikect #frozenpond #seasonschange #seasonalaffectivedisorder #seasonaltreasures #seasonscollide #fallleaves #baretrees #thinice #clearice #ilovenewengland #newenglandgirl #hikerchick
I intended to post this yesterday but i had a full day and then a terrible headache that just wouldn’t quit. so i’m a day late for #tututuesday #tiaratuesday #crowonshittuesdays and all the alliterative hashtag goodness, but i’m posting it now. 🙂 i love this particular crow, because bailey kisses 😚 🐶 and because pink 🌸🎀💗 and because #tutusandtiaras 💁🏽♀️👑!! yay fun!
#bakasana #ibendsoidontbreak #inflexibleyogis #cavalierkingcharlesspaniel #yogawithdogs #tricolorcavalier #cavmom #dogmomlife #whimsy #childatheart #neverstopplaying #pinkmakesmehappy #happycolor #tututuesdayasana
I just love this boy! ☺️💙🐕 i took him out on an adventure today and we did a totally random 15 miles of roads and rails-to-trails and real trails and bushwhacking... the kind of thing i used to do with him all the time but haven’t lately. i’ve missed it. (that’s not bailey’s natural outdoor state, as you may know. i told him to sit so i could get a picture of him on the sunny moss at the top of a ridge.) #mybestboy #mamasboy #mydogismychild #adventurebuddy #womansbestfriend #adoptionsaveslives #whorescuedwho #tricolorcavalier #sunshinelover #soakupthesun #mossy
This is my contribution for @skywalkeriam’s #wolfpeacock🐺 for @leagueheadquarters #lcythanksgiving. i do enjoy a good outdoor #mayurasana, but i haven’t done one lately so i looked for something challenging to pose on inside. this was hard! and fun! thanks for the challenge luke!
#peacockpose #lxy #leagueofextraordinaryyogis #deltoids #strongcore #ibendsoidontbreak #inflexibleyogis #yogachallenge #foamroller #barbell #balanceiskey
I love the look of @xocloh’s #royalvanara for @leagueheadquarters #lxythanksgiving. ☺️💕💃🏽 plus my tutu arrived in the mail today!! i now regret not ordering it in time for #yeti100 because it is awesome!!! but i’m sure i’ll have other opportunities to rock it. 😁 like right now for #tututuesday with @latebloominglotus! the second pic is a collage with a couple of my initial attempts at the pose. then i reinterpreted it so i could feel a little more graceful and dancery. 🥰 that’s the first picture. i should get to bed.
#tiaratuesday #tutusandtiaras #childatheart #neverstopplaying #wedontstopplayingbecausewegrowoldwegrowoldbecausewestopplaying #ibendsoidontbreak #inflexibleyogis #leagueofextraordinaryyogis #pinkandsparkly #kneebalance #poise(ish) #strikeapose #lovehandlesdontcare #tutuyoga
What gets in the way of your health/fitness or athletic goals during the winter? there are so many ways in which november to march are tough, especially in new england. i struggle with #seasonalaffectivedisorder this time of year, like many others, and the accompanying #amotivation and general #malaise. but i know i still #needtoexercise, because #exerciseismedicine and if i stop that i’ll stop my stream of #endorphins and #positiveselfimage and #increasedenergy and all hell will break loose in this delicate little brain of mine. 🤪 (that’s hyperbole people, i’m strong, not delicate... i just enjoy having a sense of humor about #bipolardisorder, it’s okay to joke about it i promise.) but it seriously would be very bad for me to suddenly cease all exercising, on par with suddenly stopping my #antidepressants. (#dontdoit! #takeyourmeds!) that was a rambling introduction to a series of suggestions i’ll try to continue this winter about what works for me in my attempts to stay active. even if your brain chemistry is totally balanced and normal (whatever that is), it can be hard to stay active in the winter. today i used multiple tricks from my #copingtoolbox, but this one made for a good #hyperlapse. #tipsandtricks number one: if you want to work out but you are too comfy and bundled up and still feeling cold, just start your workout gently, in all your comfy clothes. i happened to still have on workout clothes beneath everything else, but if you don’t that is fine. walk on the treadmill, or begin with some gentle sun salutations, all while wearing your totally ridiculous, i’m at home for the night, nobody needs to see me like this... outfit. ☺️ when you warm up you can start shedding layers, or go change into fitness gear. this strategy seriously makes a big difference for me, let me know if you try it! i hope it helps just one person feel a little bit better this winter! 🥰🥰 take good care of yourselves my friends! i’m feeling extra lovey towards everyone today. ☺️🤗
A couple of @leagueheadquarters #lxythanksgiving poses i didn’t post when i did them. first is @yogamaniac_sam’s #easyboob⚠️proppose, or at least my variation of it. my foot wasn’t getting anywhere near my b***s and even if it could they certainly wouldn’t hold it in place. 😂😂😂 but i always love sam’s poses, so much fun! the second is @dreamsofmanta’s #playfulpandasirsasana, which is right up my alley of course. i love playful headstands!
during this round of #leagueofextraordinaryyogis #yogachallenge i decided just to do the ones i like. 🤷🏽♀️ this doesn’t mean i don’t try some of the others or modify ones that are beyond my ability, but my practice and posting are so limited lately that it’s better for me to just do the ones i like. 🙂
#inflexibleyogis #sirsasanasarah #ibendsoidontbreak #runnersloveyoga #sauvignonblanc
My turtle babies! they’re still #tinyturtles but not as itty-bitty as they were the day they hatched and i saved them from being eaten. 😬😬 they have each more than doubled in size. sheila is the bigger one on the left, and norman the slightly smaller one splayed out on the pottery on the right. they’re pretty much in hibernation mode. i find that crazy-cool, that they hibernate instinctively even though this is their first fall/winter and their indoor habitat hasn’t changed much. once in a while they lay so still beneath the water that i get scared that they’re dead and have to pick them up... but they’re just sleepy. they’ve been more active the last couple days since i switched out their water, but since they aren’t eating much i don’t have to change it all that often right now. 👍🏼 and they don’t stink like they do in the summer. 😂 someday maybe i’ll get them a real tank but for now they seem perfectly content in various plastic containers and occasional excursions in my bathtub. 😁 plus this way it’s easy for me to move them into sunlight when i can. aren’t they cute? it’s new for me to be able to get this close to them without them plunking off into the water, and i’m not sure how much of it is due to their becoming accustomed to me, and how much just their slow winter reflexes. 🤷🏽♀️ of course i’d love to think they’re getting to know me but i don’t think turtles form real bonds with humans. i’m just the giant overhead shadow that cleans their water and gives them food, and i’m okay with that. i just realized yesterday how much i’ve come to like them, and how sad i would be if anything happened to them. 🙍🏽♀️ #fondofthem #normanandsheila #sheilaandnorman #normantheturtle #sheilatheturtle #paintedturtles #babyturtles #petturtles #rescueturtles #turtlerehab #tinyturtletuesday #turtletuesday #adoptdontshop #rescuecritters #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #rescuereptile
Look at this precious trio of monochrome mutt butts!! 😍☺️☺️☺️💗💙💗🐶🐕🐶 i am so thankful for my assortment of jobs. like any job, there are frustrations... but all the free coffee and getting to walk other people’s dogs and sometimes bring along @cavalierkingbailey and get him some doggy social interaction at the same time... i love it! he’s especially good with ruthie & gracie, and he met another dog this week and it went well! years ago i wouldn’t have dared trying, but he’s getting much better with his manners. 😁 now i know that as long as we are walking he really couldn’t care less what the other dogs are doing. they can sniff and jump all over him and he just keeps ploughing ahead. 😂 i love my boy!! #doggytrio #tailsontrails #thankfulthursday #cavalierkingcharlesspaniel #tricoloredcavalier #silkenwindhound #blackandwhitedog #ilovemyjobs #iadoremydog #loveallthedogs
Birds of a feather flock together. ☺️ yard work and house work and some spontaneous crowing with @michaelaaronconnor. i love heights, so cleaning out the gutters is a good task for me. meanwhile michael caulked up a leak in his roof and we joined forces to rake, collect leaves, mow, and w**d wacker his front lawn yard.
this ladder side crow would have been a lot easier without all the slippery layers of clothing! 😂 it’s not an aesthetically pleasing hold, but i’m counting it! 👍🏼 isn’t it great how every little mundane task is more fun with that special someone? ☺️💗🍂🍁 #sidecrow #bakasana #crowonshittuesdays #crowpose #laddercrow #publicdisplayofasana #sarahyogasonstuff #frontyardyoga #yardwork #housework #cleangutters #autumninnewengland #thecouplethatplaystogetherstaystogether #youfindthefunandsnapthejobsagame #youmakeeverythingbetter #birdsofafeather #lovebirds