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Morning gratitude:

 I’ll be honest, I paused on my daily public gratitude posts because having an anxiety-ridden dog who is not well has been taxing on my already depleted reserves in a way I did not anticipate. But I will not allow my personal tragedies to interfere with my ability to do good hair and so the show must go on. 1. Grateful that while I have the worst sunburn I’ve had in years it’s only on a part of me I didn’t get with sunblock and I’ve had much worse. 2. Grateful to have lit a Dolly Parton shaped light at the end of the tunnel with the launch of Dollypalooza last night. It’s going to be lots of fun. 3. Grateful to be receiving free short term counseling from the Lesbian Cancer Initiative (LCI). It’s seriously been the best choice I made for self care as a caretaker during Dara’s treatment. Today I will be bringing Macy to my appointment because she can’t really be left alone right now and I’m praying she can chill out in a dog bag. (She’s not seeming in much pain anymore.)

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Macy's Pack for Her Back

Today is the last day to donate to Macy’s fundraiser! We’ve raised almost $2300 towards her $7000 bill from 46 people (and their animal companions)! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us support our beloved Macy!

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Zoom All bodies are worthy of love exactly as they are.  (at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center)

All bodies are worthy of love exactly as they are. (at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center)

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Cutie cutie flat faced kitty!!

blaaargh:

#simsgonewrong

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Zoom It can be so hard to think that what you are able to do is not enough for your friend or loved one. I had no idea whether visiting Macy in the puppy hospital mattered to her or not, especially in those moments when I had to give her back to the vet techs. Saying goodbye was awful. It wasn’t perfect that I could only be there for an hour, or a half an hour, or whatever, but it was something. I had to trust it was going to help her get better and not feel so lonely. Click here to read the whole article. (via Macy’s Surgery and the Power of Showing Up Imperfectly)

It can be so hard to think that what you are able to do is not enough for your friend or loved one. I had no idea whether visiting Macy in the puppy hospital mattered to her or not, especially in those moments when I had to give her back to the vet techs. Saying goodbye was awful. It wasn’t perfect that I could only be there for an hour, or a half an hour, or whatever, but it was something. I had to trust it was going to help her get better and not feel so lonely. Click here to read the whole article. (via Macy’s Surgery and the Power of Showing Up Imperfectly)

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Gorgeous nude.

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Morning gratitude:

1. Having Macy home. Even though I can’t leave my room for more than 5-10 minutes without her making her scared bark (she’s stuck in a playpen on bed rest) I am trying to embrace this as she missed me being 4 feet away from her at all times just like I missed her. 2. Air conditioning. 3. Iced tea.

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Morning gratitude:

1. Macy is doing better today. She was NOT doing well last night, basically having doggy panic every other hour for a long time. Apparently this is normal for a dog who has been in the hospital for a long time but they didn’t tell me to expect it so I was freaking out, too. But I’m really grateful today is so far better. 2. Grateful to have lots of work to do and I can work from home with the dog. 3. My body liberation coaching business is so awesome! I do a free 30 minute coaching session and find them so rewarding! Had a great one yesterday.

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ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
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Morning gratitude:

1. A little over a week ago I was kind of beside myself with stress and worry about how I was going to pay for Macy’s $1500 MRI and probable surgery, putting her ruptured disc cost in the area of $7000+. I had no idea how that was going to happen. Now, through the alchemy of generosity and asking for help, $1924 is accounted for and my gratitude is out of this world for that. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us. I am profoundly grateful to not have that as one of the worries. 2. Grateful for good beach times and the opportunity to sleep listening to the waves at a friend of Dara’s family’s right-on-the-beach shore house. 3. I’m busy with work and grateful for it.

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