What I'm Loving | 6/3/2018


We went on so many adventures last week, it was like heaven. We went hiking at a volcanic preserve, took Rusty to our favorite dog park, and visited a new restaurant that's only a block away. So needless to say, after a busy long weekend it was nice to take it easy this week.

It was the first time I've been able to get my camera out in awhile so I was jazzd when I realized how many great pictures I got! Here's what I've been loving:

Reading :: Beartown was a good book that I would recommend. While some of the writing frustrated me (it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine when authors reuse the same phrase at multiple points in a novel), the author did handle very sensitive and topical situations not only with grace but with accuracy. I moved on to This Is How It Always Is, which is easily one of the best books I've read in ages. Another example of a sensitive subject handled with care, and the prose is beautiful. I highly recommend this one! I just started American Lion, which comes highly recommended by my dad. Though I love history, I'm admittedly a bit hesitant to read literature on the topic because of how founding fathers tend to be romanticized/unfairly revered. However, based on the first few snippets I don't think this book will be like that.

Listening :: I put on the Poolside in Your Mind playlist while working this week and it was perfect. The only disadvantage to not living in an apartment complex is missing out on the pool, so this is exactly what I've been needing.

Spare Time :: I wrapped up Dear White People in record time. The weather has been beautiful, so most free time since has been spent adventuring with puppo. We have a dog park that's just a 10-minute walk away and we went on several hikes and adventures over the long weekend. We had a stint of not-great weather and not-fun to-do lists, so it's nice to be out adventuring again!

Style :: I just found ZippyPaws dog toys, and they are so cute. I just can't resist buying one of those tacos!

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