Today the world lost a good friend but doggy heaven gained an amazing angel. Calvin was a sweet, brave, friendly, loving, strong soul and a wonderful companion. He fought until the end, and he was insanely loved by many. Rest in peace, Calamazoo. We’re gonna miss you, buddy. May angels lead you in. 🐾😢 #rip #foreverloved #germanshepherd (at Marc’s House)
9:09 pm • 15 September 2014
Miss Maggie ❤🐾 #loveher #woof #maggie (at Marc’s House)
4:38 pm • 15 September 2014
“Love who you love while you have them. That’s all you can do. Let them go when you must. If you know how to love, you’ll never run out.”
— Ann Brashares, My Name Is Memory (via theunquotables)
4:25 pm • 15 September 2014 • 2,171 notes
Despite the circumstances, I am so blessed to be able to spend today with Calvin and Marc’s family ❤🐾 #calvin #woof (at Marc’s House)
2:37 pm • 15 September 2014
I had this lovely lady (Nadia) over for dinner! We made Thai basil chicken and it turned out great! Good night with a great friend! 😋🐓🍴#yummyfood #nadia (at Riverglen by the River Apartments)
8:45 pm • 13 September 2014
I had this lovely lady (Nadia) over for dinner! We made Thai basil chicken with rice noodles. Great night with a great nght 😋🐓🍴#nadia #yummyfood (at Riverglen by the River Apartments)
8:41 pm • 13 September 2014
A little messy looking, but this is the best breakfast I have made in weeks! Eggs overeasy and sourdough toast with baked balsamic and herb tomatoes on top! It turned out amazing! I have had a ton of cherry tomatoes from Marc’s family’s garden sitting on our counter so I figured I might as well use them! I cut them in half (big tomatoes I cut in quarters) and put them in an 8x8 baking dish. Then I made a mixture of 1 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and a few shakes of an oregano and basil seasoning I have (any Italian one would do). Bake for 15 mins at 400 degrees and there you go! They are great with toast and a little butter. You’re welcome and enjoy! 😋🍅🍴🍞#foodporn #bakedtomatoes #delicious #hitthespot (at Riverglen by the River Apartments)
12:14 pm • 13 September 2014 • 1 note
Today was my 2nd day of field placement and it was such a blessing. The clients I work with are amazing and I love getting to know them. I love hearing their stories, what makes them happy, what they have experienced… I love seeing their talents, encouraging their growth and so much more. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with the clients and I look forward to the next 9 months with them!
5:30 pm • 12 September 2014 • 2 notes
I did not write this
1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.
2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.
3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.
4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.
5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.
6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.
7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.
8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.
9. organize your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.
10. have a luxurious shower with your favorite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturizer, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.
11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behavior. realize you can learn from your dog.
12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.
14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.
15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.
16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
5:27 pm • 12 September 2014 • 5 notes
One of the sexuality and reproductive health PHEs made butt and boob cookies and brought them to in-service this morning (with frosting to decorate)! I work with the most amazing and creative people!! 😜😃🍪#cookies #sexandreprocsus #csusshcs #loveit (at Student Health and Counseling Services)
11:19 am • 10 September 2014
“And all this time, I thought the world was round. The world is not round. It has edges we can fall from and faces staring in entirely different directions. And I thought the world was huge, but it is not — it’s in our hands. We can hold it, change it, turn it, shake it. We can solve it, but not by sheer luck or chance. We must be taught the way.”
— Abby VanMuijen
8:46 pm • 9 September 2014 • 2 notes