Monday, April 26, 2010

Completely random and unrelated (I think)


I am loved

Sometimes that fact just astonishes me.
Can't explain why; it just does.
Today a dear friend said some of the kindest things to me,
things you just don't hear everyday.
She took the time (and great care) to let the people she holds close know why.
She's about to embark on a journey of great change,
and she marked that moment by expressing her love and appreciation.
She is a living example of gratitude
and how living gratefully makes you beautiful
in every way possible.
Must remember that.
Speaking of which,
I am grateful for you, my friends.
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Friday Follies

Around 3 pm Friday,
2 of my colleagues and I hit a slump.
I was about to conk out at my desk and happened
to mention that little fact across the cubes.
Turns out I wasn't the only one.
And so we found a way to wake ourselves up.
Jumping!
That's right! Complete silliness.
Highly recommended!
We're thinking of bringing scooters
into work and racing them up and down the halls.
Better yet, Big Wheels!

The Instigator


The Music Provider

The Least Fit 
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Ginsberg update

So, I was looking at the pup and realized he is now the same size as Charlotte.
Light bulb moment!
I grabbed the itty bitty X-harness that Charlotte sometimes wears,
popped it on Ginsberg and thought:
Well, I'll just let him wear it and get used to the idea of having one.
And then nature called.
So I grabbed my hands-free leash and hooked him up.
Before I knew it, we were running!
Technically, what we did is called canicross,
one form of dryland training, which is what
mushers desperate for snow and in need
of training their teams do during the non-winter months.
You'd think the boy was born to do this.
Oh, that's right, he was!
Me, too.
Wheeeee!

This pup means business!

Looking forward to this view come winter!

Have a grand week!




35 comments:

Mimi said...

Hi Kathleen, loved the piece on gratitude, must remember that too.
I should (but probably won't!) do the jumping thing right now- feeling very lethargic this morning.
Looks like you got a running mate in Ginsberg.Wow!

steven said...

hey kathleen - getting up and doing something with your body is something i like to do with my class when they are grinding along. it helps chnage the mood and the reminds us that we are human!!!
by the way, ginsberg is extremely handsome don't you think?!! steven

Derrick said...

Hi Kathleen,

Running with Ginsberg will have you leading the office jumping in no time!

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner said...

I miss working with you!!!! Those lucky duck jumpers...

ellen abbott said...

I express my gratitude to the universe every week after yoga. Perhaps I should express it to my friends as well.

And that Ginsberg is one handsome dog. those blue eyes! You are going to have such fun!

willow said...

You passed some extremely kind words to me some time back, which I'll never forget. x

Hilary said...

Jumping around at work looks like it was a lot of fun. What a blessing to enjoy your workmates. That pup is just adorable! He has such an intelligent look on that face.

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh man. I LOVE the pics of you and your office mates jumping up and down. That is so cool! I bet it upped the mood in the office for the rest of the day.

Yeah, that pup definitely means business.

And YES about gratitude practice. Yes, yes, yes. Life is good and I am grateful is one of my favorite mantras.

Have a wonderful week.

Linda said...

Yep, so much to be grateful for. What fun at the office and with Ginsberg, better than wii fit plus! Love the canicross (new to my vocab) photo. And what a handsome dog, maturing from that adorable puppy!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

What a great way to get the blood moving through our veins - jump! I'll try to remember that ... wonder what people will think when I hit that fatigue wall while out shopping - and start jumping?

Ginsberg has amazing eyes!

And yes, so much to be grateful for in this virtual world - and for me, you are among them.

Thank you!

becky said...

Love your varied post! The image & words on love, gratitude & expression are a great reminder. Friday follies~ yep sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to make work fun!

And lastly, thanks for posting new pics of Ginsberg! I've always wanted a Husky, but circumstances/living arrangements aren't right at this time... someday.
He's so beautiful & fun to watch him grow!

Joanna said...

I just love the look of Ginsberg's paws in that second photo from the bottom. We all have so much to be grateful for. Love your blog Kathleen.

distracted by shiny objects said...

LOVE the pics!!! Ginsberg is a handsome, handsome boy. Wait till he fills out that harness. He'll get your office hopping around!
Thanks so much for the comment over my way and for sharing it with Ms. McKenna. I've been telling EVERYONE about her book--strangers sitting next to me in waiting areas, other parents at ballet class...my husband could probably quote it and my daughter is more germophobic ! I bought the book for my Kindle, but I realized about halfway through I was going to want the actual hardcopy. Ca-Ching!!!!

Barb said...

I'd say running with Ginsberg will cause a fitness explosion at your house! Gratitude expressed is one of the greatest gifts we can give or receive.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kathleen!

Suldog said...

What magnificent eyes!

Is it your birthday? Yay! Happy Birthday!

Off to jump a bit now...

倫妍 said...

No garden without its weeds.......................................................

Kathleen said...

@Mimi: Lethargic? Seriously, put some lively music and try 3 jumps. Bet you won't be able to stop with that! Here's the gratitude!

Kathleen said...

@Steven: I love it that you get your class moving. And if you add laughter to the mix, it's totally invigorating. Sure cleared my head! Oh, yes, I do think Ginsberg is a most handsome lad. And he's as sweet as he is a looker! :)

Kathleen said...

@Derrick: So, so true. Ha! That is, if I don't have a heart attack first! LOL

Kathleen said...

@JGW: I miss working with you, too! Thank goodness I can enjoy your wry sense of humor on fb!!!

Kathleen said...

@Ellen: And I need to express my gratitude to the universe! Good reminder. Thanks!

Kathleen said...

@Willow: Thank you, Willow. You have an impressive memory!

Kathleen said...

@Hilary: I work with some absolutely delightful people. So glad we can lighten up and be silly with each other. I am very very lucky! I love Ginsberg's many expressions. He can be so silly, then look so serious. Hope you're doing well, my dear.

Kathleen said...

@Reya: We can be a quirky lot, that's for sure! And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Kathleen said...

@Linda: We're pretty silly, eh? Glad to add to your already impressive vocabulary! Maybe next year, Ginsberg, Cora, (and possibly Charlotte) and I ca take you for a ride on my new sled!

Kathleen said...

@Bonnie: Thank you for that lovely comment. I'm honored. Maybe you could grab a couple of people to jump with you whilst shopping and get everyone going! LOL! Odder things have happened! And I am grateful for you and your blog, so full of beauty, wisdom, and important things to ponder!

Kathleen said...

@Becky: Hey, thanks for the lovely comment! So glad you enjoyed the random post and like seeing pix of Ginsberg. I've wanted an Alaskan Husky pup for year, and same thing, conditions just weren't right. Then, poof!, everything fell into place. Ginsberg was definitely the right pup for me. And I'm grateful for the timing as it worked out! Hope you get a Husky, too, when the time is right!

Kathleen said...

@Joanna: Thank you so much for that very kind comment. The feeling is quite mutual! I love watching Gingsberg grow into his potential. He's a beautiful dog, both in looks and sweetness. I feel very blessed!

Kathleen said...

@DBSO: That's awesome! Glad Maryn paid a visit. She's making the rounds with her book tour. Hopefully, she'll be out your way. Glad you enjoyed the pix of Ginsberg. He does keep us on our toes!

Kathleen said...

@Barb: I do hope you're right about the fitness explosion! Much needed.

Kathleen said...

@Anonymous: Thank you for the birthday wish! What an amazing, lovely day!

Kathleen said...

@Suldog: Yup! Just had a most wonderful birthday. How's the jumping coming along? :))

Jingle said...

loved the images,
they are on the run and make readers feel full of energy.

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