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Hello! How is everyone doing? Is it cold in your neck of the woods? Pittsburgh is pretty chilly right now..IMG_4867Brrr. I took that screen shot this morning and I was thinking about how cold my truck is going to be when I leave campus at 6 p.m. tonight… I’m going to bring gloves!

I don’t have many life updates because my life is pretty chill right now (in terms of exciting things..). I’m just chugging along through school work, and trying to enjoy what free time I do have. I managed to walk Lola at a local park the last two weekends. lolaShe loves the car. Sometimes Jimmy and I will go to the McDonalds drive-thru before we walk her, and she will try to “say hi” and sniff through the window to the people who give us our food and drinks LOL.

I have been making an effort to not wear hoodies and sweats every day this winter. So far, so good. IMG_4856I feel smart when I wear argyle sweaters 😉

IMG_4866Don’t worry, I wore the skirt when the high for the day was 40*, not 8*!!

skyThe sunrises and sunsets have been gorgeous lately. God is so good.

That’s pretty much all I have to say today. . .

Tomorrow I have to go to the dentist because I have a cracked metal filling.

The dentist is going to take it out and replace it with a new, white filling. Pray for me. I hate going to the dentist. I work myself up so much before I go that I’m almost in tears. I just try to remember that it’s only a short procedure. And I also send up a prayer of thanksgiving for the invention of novocaine!

How do you get through dental procedures?!

Pet City

It’s the end of the semester. My brain is fried. I’m stressed.

Instead of doing homework, I keep finding myself playing with my pets!

Sometimes I (try to) study on my bed and Lily, my sister’s cat, jumps up on the bed with me and wants attention. lilyCollage

lilyCollage2I just can’t ignore her!

I try to walk my dog every day. Even if I’m super busy or stressed. I know it’s good for her–physically and it’s good for me–mentally. Fresh air, even if it’s freezing, feels so good.

Funny story about this picture. I usually read on my phone while I walk Lola. I took this picture and started reading. The next time I looked at her, her vest was gone. Sad!

Funny story about this picture. I usually read on my phone while I walk Lola. I took this picture and started reading. The next time I looked at her, her vest was gone. Sad!

lolaCollageSometimes I lay on/with Lola after I walk her. Who says pit bulls are vicious?! Lola isn’t!

I honestly think that pets are amazing at sensing when their owners are stressed/sad/mad/etc. and respond accordingly. I love it and it’s such a blessing!