Bliss Bits 11/8/2015

When I looked at the calendar this morning, I felt a bit like I’ve hopped on the big slide that leads straight into the holidays. Each day it feels steeper which means I’m sliding faster! Where is the time going? How is Thanksgiving Day only 18 days away? And can I secretly play Christmas oldies yet? This year, with the to-do list extra long thanks to Baby Howe, I’m determined to slow down and enjoy the season. Stress helps nothing and detracts from the wonder of the holidays (or any day, really). Many people use November as a time to be intentionally grateful, but that’s what these Bliss Bits posts are about, all year long. Find the sunny side of every situation and smile…and maybe sing along to Bing Crosby’s White Christmas.

See some of this week’s smiles below!

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The bigger the stick, the happier the dog.

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My favorite weekend meal out these days is a huge plate of pancakes with berries at Good Karma!

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Gorgeous fall skies over the park. 

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Did you see the photos from our Melloween? Cholula thought the pumpkin guts were for her.

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I’ll be making these spicy sweet roasted pumpkin seeds every year!

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New neighbors coming! I hear they have a new baby, too.

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If you need a plate of delish comfort food, make this Shepherd’s Pie right in the crockpot!

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Extra warmth. Who needs an electric blanket?

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John makes the best breakfasts. 

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Some of us were more into the World Series than others.

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Sadly, the Mets’ incredible season is like this old pumpkin… OVER.

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Lucy kept me company when John was out of town. 

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A favorite heart root!

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Soon, the backyard will be WHITE… we hope!

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Single gal dinner: linguine with peanut sauce and raw veggies. 

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I spy snow at Deer Valley and Park City Mountain!

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I have one pair of warm hiking pants that still fit my belly…

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I wrote a love letter to Baby Howe. Did you read it?

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Current preggo craving: straight up turkey, cheddar, lettuce with mayo and Dijon on white. Side of apples. 

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Cholula approves of the three extra pillows I need in bed lately. 

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I couldn’t resist an Oreo shake after dinner out last night!

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Last year, I was sipping wine with a good book on a desolate Mexican beach with my fisherman.

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Two years ago, we’d already had our first big snow!

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Three years ago, I was literally in paradise on our honeymoon. Read more about it.

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Four years ago, my beloved Subaru joined the family. Fabulous car!

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Five years ago, I joined John while he hunted birds in the Stansbury Mountains. 

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And this morning, it was a perfect circus in our lazy bed. 

You know. Just the usual bliss. 

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