Last week started off with a sleepover with the kids. We played in the back yard with April. Devaki wore the dress I bought her. It was very pretty on her.
The first time he went on this slide, he fell at the bottom, because for some reason the base of the slide is raised off the ground. Which I thought was a bit silly. But he quickly learned his lesson, and transformed into a slide champion.
Some of our family friends had a surprise birthday party for me! It certainly was a surprise. In fact I didn’t comprehend that this was for me even when they bought the cake out. I just kept thinking “….Oh my god, who’s birthday is it? Did I forget somebody?!” and then I saw my name on the cake and I was like “HUH?”. Well played, you guys. It was a lovely gesture and I felt so happy. And yes…that is another cake. THREE CAKES in about 1.5 weeks.
This is April on our kitchen floor with her second favourite toy, with the cutest expression on her face. She knows the following commands now:
Sit, shake your paw, lie down, roll over, high five, and jump. I am currently working on teaching her a new trick, where I say “downward dog” (this yoga posture and here’s the puppy version) and she does the posture/stretch. It’s definitely a work in progress. Right now, everytime she does that stretch naturally, I yell “downward dog!” and then praise her, and give her a treat. Hope she gets the point of all of this soon. I’m sure she will. She’s a smart puppy.
I love this photograph. Both brother and puppy tired after running up the hill.
I have slowly been settling back into “home life” and enjoying it very much. I’ve been seeing friends I haven’t seen in many months and drinking a lot of starbucks, and eating a lot of ice cream and baking a lot of cakes. Summer is a great season to be creative and make connections, and I am very inspired. I am taking bookings for readings again, and preparing to for a talk at the upcoming Wellness Festival here in Kamloops, with my partner in crime – Michelle Morrison; a completely remarkable woman, healer and intuitive reader. You may have also noticed some changes to my blog; I have added a few new pages (with a couple more to come) such as how you can Contact me, Information about Readings and Workshops and my About me page. I have also re-catogorized all the posts on this blog on the side menu – so that it will be easier to find everything. This is very Virgo of me.
Aw, as I write this blog post, puppy is sleeping at my feet and seems to be having some interesting puppy-dreams because she’s making little barks as she sleeps.
I hope you have enjoyed my photographs of the sweetness of life these days and I hope we will always love the little things.