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seven things on a sunday

Seven Things on a Sunday @ Beyond Elsewhere


1 – Woah. I haven’t done a Seven Things on a Sunday since DECEMBER 2014! What? That’s crazy. I was sure I’d done one this year. I’m a horrible blogger. Yeesh.

2 – I like nail polish in theory, but not in practice. I love the idea of it. I see all these pretty colours in bottles and I buy them, and I love seeing colour on other people’s nails, but then I like it for about 30 seconds after I put it on. After that, it just bothers me. I don’t know why. And I can’t stand nail polish remover, so I never use it and just let the polish I might be wearing, flake off. Making me look like I’ve lead a harsh life on the streets or something.

3 – I am happy to report that this fall I am not falling to pieces as I have for the last two years. I am a little nervous about getting through the winter and, mostly, March, but I’ve been feeling pretty strong lately in the mental department and I am so thankful for this. I will have ups and downs going forward, and I accept that. I’m just happy to be feeling a lot more like myself than I had been. I’m also aware of how I have changed since the traumatic incident in 2013. Some good. Some bad. But I’m able to work with it now. So, yay!

4 – I used to have a pretty big sweet tooth, but I have noticed as I get older that I just don’t care much about cookies and cakes as I used to. In fact, some sweet things have sat around for so long that we end up tossing them out. Not that we were completely junk food sweets people, but we’d at least eventually finish a box of cookies, or cupcakes. Now? Nope. Who am I?!

New CKC Champion Finnish Lapphunds! Mysti and Yoshi!

5 – I have never known a dog like YoshiBear. I’m convinced that he is a stuffed animal brought to life through magic. He is completely devoted to me and follows me EVERYWHERE. Annie was my soul mate dog, and Jinx was our heart, but Yoshi is my shadow and fills me with such comfort that I never knew I could get from an animal. The second-to-last weekend in September we had a friend stay over with her three dogs, and we went to a dog show that was semi-local to here. Having 5 Finnish Lapphunds in the house was fun and exhausting. Sophie was happy when they all went home (although she was pretty swayed to their cause when she discovered that two of those three dogs were on a raw food diet. HAMBURGER MEAT? YES PLEASE!!). Yoshi finished off his Canadian championship that weekend, as did my friend Manon’s girl, Mysti. Here they are in their Awkward Prom Date Photo above. It was a fun weekend, which I will eventually write about (hahahahahah! No! Really!!), and it made me wish I lived a little closer to other people with Lappies because they are completely my soulmate breed. Yoshi is done being pretty in competitions for now I think. It’s not really my cup of tea, but it’s fun to meet up with friends and play with dogs.

6 – Crap. I don’t think I can remember all seven things I wanted to write about for this post. It’s taking me way too long to write.

7 – It’s almost 9:30 pm and I am up past my bedtime and I still don’t remember what I wanted to write about when I started this post. When did blogging get so hard? Why is this difficult? Good grief. I shall try to blog at least twice more this month. Someone remind me about this at regular intervals, ok? Thanks.

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yoshi is pretty [a teaser of sorts]

Finnish Lapphund, Dog, YoshiBear, Best of Winners

I did something pretty amazing the last weekend of August. Yoshi did some amazing things, too – like showing up and looking handsome. I have been meaning to blog about the entire experience, but since I came home I have been suffering from a week-plus migraine, and now a lovely pain flare up. I just haven’t had the energy to edit the photos I need to edit.

BUT! As you can see, my YoshiBear is a pretty Bear, and he got ribbons and wins at the dog show – both days! He took Best of Winners against the other Finnish Lapphunds.I did not show him myself, someone else did, but my boy did well!

This was a Mummy-Doggy solo-trip, too! Shawn and Sophie stayed home for the weekend.

I will post a longer, more detailed (with pictures!) note soon, I promise! I just wanted to let the internets know that my YoshiBear is a pretty boy.

We’ve got another dog show coming up this month, where Yoshi should be able to complete his Championship. He’s a show dog, he knows what to do. He flounces very well. He is such a pretty Finnish Lapphund! 😉

Stay tuned!

i wish…

I wish I could change hair colour & style at whim.

I wish I was magical.

I wish my boobs were smaller.

I wish I could stop chewing my cuticles. (Bad stress habit.)

I wish I was independently wealthy.

I wish I didn’t have to work for a living.

I wish money wasn’t an issue that people, including myself, had to worry about.

I wish I enjoyed running, because I actually enjoy running. (Trust me, that makes sense.)

I wish I had a horse, and could go horseback riding through nature every weekend.

I wish I could tolerate  35C+ heat and humidity in the summer, because I love being outside.

I wish I was taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl and if I did I — no, wait. That’s a song. Get out of my head, song.

I wish I could talk to animals.

I wish I had the body type for clothes that I like that I obviously do not have the body type for. But just for those rare outfits I want to wear. Otherwise, I’m pretty ok with my body type. But…

I wish I could shake the random “I’m fat and ugly” mood phases that crop up. They are annoying, and lies.

I wish I could have more than two dogs at home. (City bylaws – boo!)

I wish dragons were real. Not evil dragons, that terrorize & eat everyone and their sheep, but nice dragons. Like in How To Train Your Dragon.

I wish I had a pet dragon I could ride to and from work.

I wish I could breathe under water.

I wish I was at Disney World right now.

I wish some friends lived closer, or that teleportation was a thing, and I could hang out with those friends when needed.

I wish some people lived a lot farther away, like say, Neptune, so I didn’t have to see, or deal with them on a regular basis.

I wish more people in the world were happy.

I wish humanity was less angry.

I wish I could make my own clothes. (Still haven’t opened that new sewing machine. *cough*)

I wish my irrational fears weren’t so irrational.

I wish I could find the motivation to blog more often.

I wish I didn’t only think of great things to blog about as I am falling asleep at night.

I wish I could blog via telepathy.

I wish I could travel back in time.

I wish I could quit you. (But I don’t want to.)

I wish I knew why both of my dogs are currently staring at me. I don’t have food. They have food. It’s freaking me out, yo.

I wish I had someone to write indie folk pop songs with.

I wish wishes came true.

sophspirational saturday

Sophspirational Quotes by NoSophie