Does SAD affect dogs, too?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and our beloved pets

WA for the summer!

Growing up in the sunshine and warm desert living of Arizona, I don’t think I ever considered Washington state to be a place I may reside. But I also didn’t think I’d marry an adorable guy I’d met in the 5th grade. Never know what the future may hold, right?!? On our trek north from…

Giving Thanks

Full week ahead of work for both S Rad and I, so I’ve been thinking of how on Thursday I will transition the continued mode of giving we are in (i.e. work, serving others 🙂 to a mode of giving thanks to ourselves in the form of peaceful, downtime together as a family, even if…

Feed Me, Seymour

One of S-Rad’s nicknames for me is mouse –> I’m a small, food-driven mammal who in some way or another is thinking of food at any and every given moment. Planning dinner while eating breakfast, thinking of what the lunch menu may include too… We’re new to the central valley area, so I did some…

Hiking-Backcountry apps

With our continuous adventures and my planning tendencies, I’m seeking an app that can help me to identify trails in various areas. My typical googling patterns are starting to drive me nuts! My search results are voluminous and I end up reading a LOT of online content I’d not intended to when first embarking on…

Friday Faves, 4.0

It may simply be waves Or the rhythmic sound against the shore As I look out upon the ocean My heart seems to grow more and more Apparently the children’s literature class I suffered through took has provided me some poetry skills?!? Albeit juvenile and completely undeveloped, there may be poet potential within me.  Oh,…

~ Energetic Hygiene ~

Is that even a thing?? Looking across Lake Tahoe feels like energetic hygiene to me on so many levels. Something about the color of that water contrasted with the magnificent mountain backdrop gets me every time! And according to Adriene Mishler, energetic hygiene is indeed a real thing! If you’re not familiar with Adriene, please…

Working Wednesday

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.” – Hafiz Some dear friends gifted us with Oprah Winfrey’s book “The Wisdom of Sundays” and I recently added this to my morning routine.  I’ll tell you what…I am SO glad I did.  That Hafiz gem above came…