Laila's 2017 list

regularly scheduled raises

little dogs


date nights

neighbor friends

people who vote and protest


new moons, full moons and in-between moons, in that order

porch swings that are wide enough for naps

impromptu trips, group trips, family trips

daybreak in the mountains

sturdy feet and  sense of adventure

getting better at laughing at myself


Best meal: Belcanto in Lisbon with Ben

Best fiction book: The Sport of Kings

Best non-fiction book: Trading Twelves

Best movie: Band-Aid

Best live show: Girlfriend at Gasa Gasa, Corey Henry at Blue Nile

Best new music: Princess Nokia

Best podcast: Another Round