October 16, 2015

friday favorites: the what the bleep did i do edition

Favorite Jam
I'm currently living it up in the Peach State for another weekend of Pilates training (only three weekends left! Gasp! I should be studying anatomy and not posting this blog!). In honor of my forever favorite state, let's all jam out to some Ray Charles.

Favorite Recipe
Goat Cheese Cheesecake
I have been eating my fair share of desserts since completing Whole30. Which means I obviously am a big failure, and my sugar dragon is nice and settled inside my body. But whatevs. This full-on goat cheese cheesecake has been delicious. Rachel, wanna bake us one weekly? Daily? Bi-weekly? All of the above? The sugar dragon wants more. Rawr.

Favorite Free Thing I Already Have So I Don't Need Any Expensive Thing(s)
Except for all the expensive things from Friday posts past.
Houston skyline
Sometimes I get super sad about missing Charleston (which, seriously, I'm having some major separation issues over here. Hashtag me crazy), but then Freddie comes home from work, and I come home from Pilates, and we both just spill out all the wonderful things that happened to us at work that day. It's then that I realize our being in Houston makes so much sense. All the sense, really. We are where we are supposed to be.

Favorite Pilates Move
One thing I l-o-v-e (and actually kind of hate) about Pilates is that it always is challenging. Always. Once you figure out one move, there are five to twenty more hanging out on the sidelines waiting to make you work every single tiny muscle you never even knew existed. On that note, meet leg pull back. 

Keep your hips lifted like a sling was around them. Press away from the floor to create space in your shoulders. Keep the back of your neck long. And breeeeeeathe!

Favorite Craziest Thing I Did This Week
Lupe the dog
I have never ever wanted a pet. In my five-year plan (and my ten-year and my twenty-year...), getting a pet never shows up. Give me all the human babies, but animal babies? I don't even know what to do with them. Well, just because it wasn't on my five-year plan doesn't mean it wasn't on our five-day plan because five days ago we got a dog.

What the WHAT! WHAT?! What even?? <<<still don't have words to describe what happened this week. Thank God for this generation's vocabulary of nonsense to help me try and describe it.

A dog was found, had no home, man that found dog couldn't keep dog, we met dog, Freddie was the happiest ever, and I couldn't say no. I couldn't say no to Freddie's big smile, and the dog's incessant tail wagging and homelessness. Who am I? I say yes to a dog?!

So now we have a dog. His new name is Lupe. He likes napping, playing, and spooning with Freddie. I am in shock. The End.

Happy Friday!
Linking up with Amanda and Karli!


Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

heyyy that cheesecake looks so good!
Lupe! you got a dog! dogs are great. Congrats :)
that pilates move looks horrible. I might try it.

Meg Taylor said...

Lupe is such a cute dog name! That dog is adorable and looks like such a cuddle bug. Homeless pets have such a special place in my heart, and you guys are the best for taking Lupe in! Have SO much fun in Atlanta and PLEASE stop at HLB so you can let me know how it is!

Darcy said...

That pilates move looks intense! I need to try it!

Sam O'Connor-Smith said...

Lupe is so cute! He would be very hard to say no to! It's funny how our plans can change in an instant when something unexpected and unplanned happens to us! I think it's important for us to take these opportunities even if they aren't in our plans, they could be the best things to happen to us! Enjoy your new family member!!

Have a great weekend!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Ahhhhhhhhh Lupe is adorable! Love love love. And yay for cheesecake and being right where you should be!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

That cheesecake sounds so good!

Joey @ Hodgespodges said...

I'm sorry you've been missing Charleston (I can totally understand why! Hello, favorite city ever) but I love your perspective! YAY for a dog!!!


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