Settled into a hotel until we close on our new house. The pets are making themselves right at home! πŸ“· iPhone SE πŸ“ Twentynine Palms, California πŸˆπŸ•

Good to see blue skies again after being under the smoke plume πŸ’™ hoping other west coast folks get relief soon πŸ“ Orange County, California πŸ“· iPhone SE

Marjory is an expert in data visualization πŸˆπŸ“Š

Peppy beach day πŸ“ Laguna Beach πŸ“· iPhone SE

Feeling a bit more like myself after 6.4 miles in the Laguna Coast Wilderness. The ocean breeze was heavenly.

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My cat isn’t creeping me out at all this morning πŸ‘€

Peppy dropping some subtle hints that I should stop working and play with himπŸ•

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My playful 14 year old kitten having a roll on the yoga mat πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸˆ

Sleeping on the job πŸ•πŸ’€

Caturday mood πŸˆπŸ’€

Kind of obsessed with these Easter themed cookies made with dough from a local bakery. They’ve pivoted to an awesome carryout model of groceries and sweets πŸ’•

This catloaf has taken to toasting herself in the small patch of afternoon sunlight we get in our kitchen.

πŸ• Happy one year Peppy-versary to our sweet energetic pup! Marjory is still unimpressed.

Looking forward to a long walk today, but for now we’re just relaxing πŸ₯°πŸ•

Sous vide duck breasts were a success. The fat rendered nicely and was used to fry the potatoes and make a pan sauce.

What have I been up to the past few weeks? Studying, reading, celebrating my husband’s birthday, working with a dog trainer, getting our taxes done, agonizing over what is worthy of a blog post. My study buddies are pretty adorable πŸˆπŸ•

Hiked 6.7 miles on MLK day. Not the most exciting trail, no peak or other payoff. However, it was a lovely day to be outside- 60ish with light cloud cover. It feels good to be logging more outdoor hours.

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πŸ“ Cleveland National Forest, California

A beautiful winter day calls for a nice long hike.

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πŸ“ Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, California

Gray day at the beach this weekend.

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πŸ“ San Clemente, California

Tonight on the cooling rack: chocolate protein muffins and my favorite granola. Even though fall is warm in SoCal (87Β° today), I feel drawn to baking and other warm comfort foods.

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We ran a race last weekend πŸƒπŸƒ I did not train nearly enough to run a respectable 10k and had to adjust my goal from “maintain 10 minute pace” to “run the whole thing,” which I did. It was a small field though, and I got 2nd place.

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πŸ“ Long Beach, California

Technically this was Mr. Peppy’s second Halloween, but his first with us! He made a very cute pumpkin πŸ•

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Mr. Peppy πŸ•

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🍳 Avocado toast with Trader Joe’s feta with Mediterranean herbs and medium soft steamed eggs on top is making Monday a little bit more bearable .

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