We had a nice relaxing day yesterday (it is Monday here).
We DH packed up a bunch of boxes for our big move in a few weeks. I wish I could say “we”…but with a demanding 4 month old, it is hard to get much accomplished with one hand. I made breakfast : onion, spinach & feta omelette, and DH made dinner : ribs (dry rub just like I like), baked potato, squash and more spinach. Hershey’s Kisses for dessert.
On Saturday, we took our dog to the PAWS
dog show. It was a nice day for it and there was a pretty good turnout, I must say I was impressed. I entered Lady into the “Booniest
” category and “Best of Show”. She was skunked again, just like last year at the GAIN dog show in Guam. Maybe it was the cat scarf around her neck? Angelo
was one of the judges and I *think* that he showed Lady some love with a 9…I am so bad, I wasn’t paying much attention. (P.S. Check out his blog for a great videos of baby turtles making their way to the Ocean after hatching Video 1
. Video 2
I am looking forward to next year’s show. I need to start feeding Lady some more though…I want her to win something! The dog that won the “fattest dog” award totally killed me. She looked like my Mom’s old dog, Little Red, but taller and longer. She had the same sausage body and lumps on her torso and her face was similar. When she was parading past the judges, I kid you not, she sat down 3 times-not on command. I think that she was tired. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while.
I would like to start helping out with PAWS, and have thought about going to their meetings, but it seems like they are always in the evening and that is Connor’s witching hour. I was glad that the dog show didn’t last past 6pm, that would have been pushing it. He just gets so darned cranky and fussy.
I have been crocheting & knitting a little bit. Just simple little dishcloths with 100% cotton yarn. I can usually do a few in the evenings after Connor goes to bed. I like to tuck them into gift packages for my friends. Mom seems to think that people would buy them, but I think that she is crazy.
One day last week, I took Connor out for a stroll around the American Memorial Park to try to capture some pictures of the Flame Trees before the flowers completely die out. Of course I had to take some pictures of the Plumeria trees (my all time fave).
Connor is rolling over now. He was 4 months old on Friday. And he is drooling like a madman. I am hoping a few teeth make an appearance soon, I am ready to be done with the crabby-ness for a while.
My new fave snack:
Dried Fruit & Nut Mix from Costco. The bag is $16 something but so freaking tasty! Apples, Mangoes, Pineapple, Kiwi, Bananas, Cherries, Strawberries, Golden Raisins, Papaya, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts. Deeeee-lish! Thank you Costco for this gastronomic treat.
I started “The Boleyn Inheritance” by Philippa Gregory. So far it hasn’t disappointed. I have loved her other books about Henry VIII and the Boleyn/Howard families so this one should be right there as well.