November Gratitude: Year 2/ Week 2

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If you missed week 1 gratitude, start here.

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This week I’m grateful for….

New opportunities.

I got invited to attend a work fundraiser (and work it) and I am not going to lie, I didn’t want to go at first. Mainly because it was a week night (lol) and I am normally very busy with school work and other things during the week. My work friend convinced me to go and looking back I am really glad I did!

This was an event where you could “walk the red carpet” with the non profit agency I work with. The idea behind the event was to debut a documentary that was made about the clients we help (with the clients actually in the movie- many of whom work for the agency now) and tickets sold at the door benefit our programs.

I felt honored to be there and had a great time- it was also really cool to see my logo that I made for it featured on each photo taken on the red carpet!

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We also had the opportunity to throw a group for the teens we work with and baked apple pies and crisps and made thankful trees.

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It was really cute to see what the kids wrote and to teach them to appreciate gratitude…

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A few different kids wrote our agency on their leaves and our shelters that we run, which was really cute to see.

New Sims games!

Sims 4 cats and dogs came out this Friday and of course I made a Molly already!

It’s really well done and you can even create mixed breeds, so I created her Chihuahua- Papillon mix.

I am thinking about doing another A Sim Story series  but with the cats and dogs expansion pack.  (And I would actually continue with it this time….)

Let me know what you think!

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My Sim version of Molly acts like a goofball like real life Molly.

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A weekend to relax and getting back to routines…

Being an introvert,  I am pretty excited to have a little time “off” from having many plans.

The last few weeks were really fun with Halloween, a busy family wedding, and the work event and group. But I am kind of excited to have a few weeks that aren’t as busy for a little while until the holidays come! This weekend I had a lot of down time which included a lot of Sims time.

Getting back to routines is good, too… that includes going to the gym and back to my spin, zumba, and yoga classes. I haven’t gone in a few weeks and I feel the difference in my body, especially in how tense my shoulders are.

What are you grateful for this week ?

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Little Tidbits

I amazed myself this morning since I was able to wake up early to play sims, (I go through phases, right now I am quite obsessed) and still managed to make myself quite a delicious breakfast of yogurt, granola, bananas, and chai honey and this yummy and healthy lunch! :

Farmer’s market honey crisp apples, pumpkin butter from the country store, with chai honey from the local flea market on toasted whole grain bread.

I also had time to take a few super early morning shots- special thanks to my oldest doggy Lily who normally wakes me up at 6 am to go out so I can see the sunrise!

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The spiders are decorating my porch for halloween already!

The spiders are decorating my porch for Halloween already!

Also, some new music I’ve discovered… a huge thanks as usual to spotify’s “discover weekly” playlist tailored to my taste.

Favorite lately:

Often times I discover the cover of a song first, then learn of the actual song itself, like this princess of china one-