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The Wisest of Words

My Dad passed this to me at the kitchen table this morning over coffee and said: “This reminds me of you”… probably because I drank a boatload of wine & ate a trough of pasta last night, and am about to go on a sprint-around-the-cornfields-until-my-thighs-don’t-rub-together-anymore run.  Or maybe because I (and I think a lot of us) hustle hard throughout the year, but REALLY let it all hang out over the holidays… for instance, I can barely button my pants, and I dare you to ask Karrie the last time she washed her hair (I guarantee she doesn’t know).  But ye know what?  It’s all gonna be allllright.  Because on any non-holly-day, I subsist on kale & rabbit food, sprinkled with Twizzlers, and get my a$$ up at 5:00am every weekday so I can go to yoga or sprint up the canyon next to my house – because making that a priority every day makes me 100 times better at everything else I do.  And Karrie has like, 900 reality shows in production and she & her brain never (ever) slow down.  The point is, that balance quote is a great reminder that working hard and being disciplined is great, but so is playing hard and taking a load off…  and it’s hard to appreciate one without the other.  It all ebbs and flows.  So if your gut fulla pecan pie is hanging over your waistband – don’t sweat it!  We’ll sweat it out together in January.

Happy Monday!!

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Quote of the Week

I was totally going to blog about my favorites from High Point Market today, but I totally lied because the gaggle of pics are taking forever to upload and Mama’s gotta go to yoga…  so #hpmkt post tomorrow!  Plus it’s still going on, so who knows what other yumyums could pop up.  In the meantime, I saw this quote over the weekend on our girl Janae’s Instagram and had to share it.  Have truer (or more succinct) words ever been spoken?  My verbose self said it in a big fat mouthful in this post, but Mark said it in 8 words.  Mark wins.

Have a great week!!!