#tbt! I love reading but I don’t do it terribly often. I find I tend to go in one of two directions: intellectual or emotional. If I’m reading something for the intellectual component it’s relatively easy to disengage but I often find myself far too distracted! Emotional stories are what ensnare me the most. Whether fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose, there is a distinct disconnection to the rest of the world until some measure of closure has occurred. While what it takes to reach that finality changes with each new venture, Patrick’s desire to spend some time reading this evening turned into 4.5 hours of me non-stop reading and about 3 sentences spoken to him in that time. Patrick was fast asleep 3 hours in. 😴 True love is letting your wife start and finish a book on your date night. 😂 (We did go out for dinner & cocktails first though!) . . . . . #lifeofareader#bookworm#reading#wwii#history#completelyengrossed#sorrylove#themarriedlife#datenight#hesuggestedreadingfirst#ijustneverstopped#oops#toogood#throwbackthursday
My little tribe ❤️ 📷 @tonyreidsma . Let me tell you a little story about that furry one in the front . She loves popcorn. She reeeeaaallly loves popcorn. She loves almost all food, actually, but this is a story about popcorn . Last night Patrick had been feeling extra munchy before bed so he grabbed a bag of popcorn to snack on while he sat in bed and read a book. It was late and he fell asleep before putting the popcorn away . (See where I’m going with this?) . Now, Fika, the mischievous puppy you see here, is not allowed in our bedroom. She knows this. She thinks, however, that if she’s really fast she can slip in and grab some forbidden object before we catch her. (She’s usually right) . This morning she hit the gold mine. To her great delight there sat an open bag of popcorn, right on the floor! . Noticing her conspicuous absence I quickly investigated to find this little 8 month old monster wandering around our room and bumping into everything because she, brilliantly, had gotten her head stuck in the bag of popcorn . I can only imagine she felt like it was Christmas—free food that poured right into her mouth! (And all over the carpet as she tried to walk!) . The things that happen when you look away for 2 minutes! #lifewithapuppy#fika#puppylife#puppyhood#lifeofadogmom#rhodesianridgeback#ridgebacksofinstagram#ridgelessridgeback#family#mylittletribe#familyphoto#photography#travel#travelnursing#milwaukee#wisconsin#travelnursingadventures#adventures#storytime#lifestyleblogger
She was laying all nice and peaceful and then...then came the roll and the crazy eyes. The eyes that mean she’s approximately 5 seconds away from jumping up and attempting to destroy everything within in reach. I also call this her “I’m tired and I need a nap but I refuse to take one” face.
This, I have decided, is both one of the world’s best kept secrets! Pocket coffee is a chocolate candy with a syrup-y espresso center. No one seems to be quite sure as to the caffeine content, but most people will say 3 pieces = 1 cup of coffee. All I can say is that it’s delicious and if you’re one of those people who needs some caffeine on a long trip but doesn’t want to have to keep stopping because of all the coffee you drank: these are road trip gold! (I would know, we’ve spent a LOT of time in our car!) Now, if you’ll excuse me, I haven’t reached a full level of caffeination yet, so I’m off for a little snack ;)