Good morning friends! You are so awesome, I hope you know that :). And I also hope that you had a phenomenal Memorial Day weekend. Today is my first official day at Quirky, and I am so, psyched! Relaxing without a care for two weeks post-graduation was nice, for a little while, but I like to live out each day with a purpose so I'm glad to return to the life of a busybody.
Anyway, since I've already recapped you on the bday excitement, I thought I'd share the rest of the long holiday weekend. Friday, I babysat this adorable little thing for most of the day. His name is Brendan. My sister and I had a photoshoot with him, although I think he was less enthused with it than we were ;).
Friday night, I met Cleo. She is an English Springer Spaniel and Black Lab mix. She is one of ten from an accidental litter of a friend's friend's dog. I am in love. She spent the entire weekend with us and cuddled in bed with me most nights and I simply do not want to give her away as was our plan.
Fast forward to Monday and my patriotic breakfast. I slept in, finally felt great, and then enjoyed this glorious bowl of oats, strawberries, blueberries and a dollop of yogurt. I'm trying to incorporate more yogurt into my life for two reasons: (1) I think it'll help with my protein cravings over the past few months, and (2) I'd like to prepare my tummy for summertime ice cream and frozen yogurt :) seriously.
Mid-afternoon, I headed over to a family friend's house for a Memorial Day BBQ. I had an appetizer of guacamole and blue corn chips while sipping a fantastically light Cab Sauv and watching Cleo play with their dog. Apparently I'm a great multi-tasker?
Ha. I took this video on Saturday but I wanted to give you a taste of how she "plays." Too cute, and just one reason why I am so enamored with her.
Before long, a very Italian-American dinner was served. I filled my plate with roasted red peppers, salad, Italian bread, tomato balsamic salad, and steak. Yes, steak. I don't know why I wanted it, but I did. So I ate it. And I'm not gonna lie, I'm not sure how I feel about that one yet.
So, back to Cleo, Our plan was to give her to my cousins (their first dog) but my uncle isn't "ready" yet so I think we're going to give her to a neighbor… unless, I can convince my dad to let me keep her for the next three months and take her with me when I move out and get a real job and become a real real person. Now I've got to get back to work (Quirk?), hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday!