From the Blog
What I'm up to at the moment...
In honor of #nationaldogday, a pic of the last #pug standing in Casa ShawStreet. Blind, deaf, insulin dependent, Lola is still a feisty little thing except for in select moments with her human. 🐶
Morning prayers. 🙏. This has been a season of tremendous fatigue and also huge hope. So I keep doing the following: praying, writing, showing up. Listening. #lifeunedited
Someone got a #vintage caftan today for $16. Granted I'm already in yoga pants and makeup off at 7 pm ... but if you need me to go to your hukilua, I'm prepared. #lanailife #style
This is me when I finally finish this current round of physical therapy. I'm quite sore after a serious workout today but finally making progress. Also, the arial work @cirquedusoleil #toruk is pretty lovely. #inbirmingham #workoutgoals
I went out for carpet and got led down a path of #antiques and #thrifting instead. Showed restraint and only bought one of these four items. Mostly because the lunch room tables with seats were already sold and he roaring lion and shy 1949 girl were overpriced. Heathen book it is.
@jordansowards is a pretty special guy, and not just because he is wearing an awesome #TCB pin, which Elvis would have totally approved.⚡️#bigcomluv
How much does my 10 year old like me singing "Last Dance" on his last day of summer? That much! Added bonus: we -- er he, get to finish two summer book reports tonight, and one involves yarn! But first, the dicey proposition of finding out what teacher he gets, which may or may not involve tears. #backtoschool #lifeunedited
Covered in red clay, dirt from the track in my eyes, earplugs in. I see your fancy Saturday night and raise you a cup of boiled peanuts and a night at the short track. #talladeganights #racing #reporting #AL 🏁
"A man is a product of/ all the people he ever loved." Listening to Jason Isbell and reading the amazing book my friends (many of whom I've known for a lifetime) wrote for me for #40! Words + friendship are everything. Thank you @buddhachow & @cliftonchestnut for this perfect, beautiful gift. #lifeunedited
Last day of my thirties. When I turned 30, I had an infant in my arms -- I can barely remember that time. For me, that decade meant raising a small person and chasing after one set of dreams, glossy magazine covers. Damn, I was tired. But I am thankful, ever so thankful for what I learned: all of the battle scars. The decade ahead is filled with a vastly different set of dreams. Now I'm SO wide awake. As my friend @laura_mckowen says: "We are the luckiest." It is true. I see you, #40 and you look amazing. #lifeunedited (Essay link in profile and photo by the baby who was in my arms 10 yrs ago.) ⚡️
Who just scored a @trinaturk dress for $31? This girl. Ready for fall to be here so I can wear. @nordstromrack annual sale is magic. (Not pictured: @marcjacobs bag that was not on sale. But still half price from retail.) #40 #fierce
Happy birthday to a true original, @bigjohnmontgomery -- boss man, fellow #Leo, dreamer and schemer. @bigbhm #bigcomluv
Back at the doctor. This cowgirl had had a heck of a time these past few weeks and is bound and determined to kick whatever is going on. 👢💪🍲 #aintnothingonnabreakmystride
Goodness I missed this face. He grew about 100 feet in he course of a week, and came back from CA with an expanded new outlook on the world. Thankful for @hugh7777 @rosemary_shaw @ryanmshaw @jason_fournier for making such a special trip possible! We now return to our regularly scheduled program of XBox and YouTube bingeing....