Mind Unwind no. 1

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It had been YEARS since I used a sewing machine and with the help of an online course from Elise – sewing isn’t scary, I felt great about jumping in to make something.

Cat School

Chiker and I are both learning when it comes to Cat School and clicker training. We’ve been working on fist bumps, high fives, and jumps. It’s adorable.


My parents gave us this hammock for Christmas and it definitely gets used regularly. With the temperature hitting 90 well before noon, the only time I go outside anymore is when I take Chiker out back to get in the hammock and read.

Marco Polo App

Marco? Polo! No, seriously, you can play that game with someone on this app if you want, because basically you leave them a visual voice mail. It’s like Facetiming with someone, but at your own convenience. I’ve used the Marco Polo app for a couple of years now [at least a few times a week] and it’s helped me connect/re-connect with friends, long-distance and not. Sometimes it’s nice to have face-to-face time without having to do it on someone else’s schedule.

Cat Hammock

While the cat is technically the only one that can use it, we get a ton of laughs seeing Chiker in his own little hammock. Plus they just updated the suction cups and they seem to be making a big difference.