I have actually written a few posts recently that have somehow not made it here. Now that I think about it, I was primarily venting frustrations. It was good to get them out, onto paper, & move past them; & even though I wasn't exactly complaining per say -- obviously I was making a profound social statement -- I would still catalog log them as negative...ish. I don't want to be negative. I don't want to send that out into the world right now. Maybe later. Seriously, I love posts that make us think -- & start amazing conversations -- they do have a place, but I'd rather share something else right now. Maybe it won't be as "profound". Maybe it is too simple. It is definitely cheezy. It's my life right now though. It is how I feel & what I love.
[photo by David Finch, San Francisco, North Beach]
Lately, Elise has been talking about creating magic in our lives.
Well, these past couple weeks, amidst all the other stuff that tries to fill up our days, I've had more than a couple special moments. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if we have the most thoughtfully designed home, the most successful blog, new boots for fall, our favorites cataloged on Pinterest... Though these things can be nice, they shouldn't be our focus or consume most of our energy. What matters are the relationships we form with those around us. The simple moments that feel magical & give meaning to our lives.
I told you it was cheezy.
This was really just a long, overanalytic way of saying
I knew she likes biking (meaning she runs, while on leash, along side the bike). I didn't know she LOVES biking. It is definitely her happy place. We hired someone to bike with her a few months ago, when I was working full-time, & she was alone all day. Dave has taken her for rides a few times. Shamefully, I never had until last week. She was so excited we actually had quite the awkward start. Her tail was going crazy; she pounced, batted her paws at me, & even playfully nipped.
Once we got going though, it was awesome. Watching her race along side me, heeling beautifully, actually made me catch my breath. Eisley is a beautiful runner. It's the Italian Greyhound in her. I was all smiles. She was all smiles. Those of you with a dog know you can see this. Our smiles remained for the rest of the evening; she had an extra bounce to her step & was even more attentive & doting, lavishing me with appreciative puppy kisses all night. We went for another ride the very next morning before school. We are definitely making a habit of it.
Totally silly, but totally makes me happy. So happy.