Thursday, April 26, 2012

Quarter Life.

I think I am having a 'quarter-life' crisis.
The daily sob fests, and these feelings being stuck are getting old.
I feel like I'm floating, like I can't get my feet on the ground.
Or walking on a moving treadmill.
Or like I'm in swimming out of quicksand.
Or something along those lines.
Like days on the calenders have been flying by, and while I am moving, I am not moving forward.
Maybe side to side...
But definitely not forward.
Anyway, I feel like I have a thousand things that I want to do with my life, but they are a thousand miles away, like they are completely out of reach.
Like I am supposed to living a different life, that's full of bright colors, and passion, and creative freedom.
I have all of these things that I am dying to do, but have no idea of how to get from where I am now, to where I want to be.
I feel like I am living someone else's life.  A life that is boring, and mundane, and stuck.
I only have one life to live, and I feel like I'm not doing it justice.
I am feeling a defeated.
And alone.

Is anyone else struggling? Fighting this uphill battle with me?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Terrier Tuesday

It's Terrier Tuesday, and I thought I would share these little gems with you. 
I have to say it. 
I am totally obsessed with this little pup. 
Wouldn't you be??

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Swap Meet Sunday

Hello!! Happy Sunday! 
I hope you guys had as nice of a weekend as I did, it was relaxing, and productive. 
I 'freshened' up the basic look of my blog, I just wanted something that was clean, and crisp. 
What do you think? 

The weather has been a little... odd lately, and today was perfect. 
The sun felt so toasty, and warm, it was like a breath of spring was in the air.
Ryan and I decided to go to the swap meet, and while sometimes I walk away with a bag full of loot,
today I only found two goodies. 
I found a pair of shoe-forms, for my Etsy, and I had a lot of fun playing with the photos! 
Wouldn't these be amazing as book ends?? 
I thought so.. 

The second thing I found was a flag tray.
I don't think this little goodie is very old, I am pretty sure it's a reproduction, but I still think it is great. 
I thought it would be great with the coming summer months, and little get together's that we have!
How cute are those scalloped edges?!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sleepy time Terrier Tuesday

Hello! I know it's been awhile since I have posted a Terrier Tuesday here on The Bears and the Bees, and I thought this was a perfect way to dive back in.

I don't know if all Bostons do this, but Alabama is a burrower.
I mean, really, this little girl will dig and dig until she is able to dissolve her little body with covers.
Often she will keep her little nose out so she can breathe, and make sure everyone can hear her snores.
But can I be candid for a minute?
I get a little jealous of her sometimes. 
I will see her bundled up in a pile of clothes, or under some pillows...
And I think... if I could get even half as cozy as she is, I would have the best sleep of my life. 
But alas, I am full size person, not a 15 pound ball of pup.
So I guess I will have to settle for my bed as my cozy spot.

After I noticed her waking up, and emerging from her little cave in my bed,
I said the 'W' word.
(yes, that means 'walk', but shhhh! don't let her hear you say that!)
She sat straight up, and was rip-roarin'-and ready to roll!
I love how excitable she, and most dogs are.
One simple word gets her right out of bed...
Like she has never been so excited in her life!

It's the simple things in life that make it so sweet.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hikes by the sea.

This morning a friend of mine and I went on a hike by the sea, we started out on the road, which turned into a trail, which turned into us following an animal path along side of the cliffs through really rough shrubbery, and little 'streams' of mud.
I ended up carrying Alabama because there was no trail, really rough branches shooting out in every which way, mud, and loads of poison oak!  Because I was carrying her, I lost my balance and fell face first down a really small hill.  I then died from laughter because it was sort of the perfect fall.
Finally we found a trail, and a bunch of old military bunkers, and a million wild flowers.  I usually don't like to post so many photos, but I thought that they were best way to show how amazing the day was!
black sand beaches

unreal cliffs 
she loves exploring off-lead 
one of the bunkers 

we were filthy after I fell, and slipping through the mud 
 Alabama was looking over the bunker while I was inside!
wild flowers
overall, we had an incredible day