After a miserable two days, spring has decided to come visit us again…bringing lots and lots of sunshine. I am currently sitting out on our porch enjoying the free dose of Vitamin D and contemplating a walk with my camera. It’s definitely the perfect time for a walk…and after two days of being cooped up inside due to cold, damp weather….a walk would definitely be appreciated.
But I’m kind of enjoying just sitting here, listening to the birds sing…and watching the pups snooze out here on the porch. It is truly peaceful at the moment.
There is not much new to report about my Dad. Hopefully I’ll be talking with him a bit later today. He has been moved twice. Once out of the ICU, then again from a regular floor to the physical therapy department…so that is good. One step closer to going home! I know he’s looking forward to that.
I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since we brought the Beagle home to his family. I miss him, but it’s nice not to have to share the bed with him and it’s definitely been easier on the household with only four furbabies to worry about, instead of five. We’ve been doing well with the housebreaking….still a few accidents but we actually went a full day on Friday without any! I was quite the proud Mama for sure. We need to buy a replacement collar for Lucy though, as somehow they managed to chew through it. Our cats did the same thing to their collars….They are definitely learning the ropes and have been well behaved, They did get a little spoiled these last few days as like I said, the weather cooped me up and I spent a good part of the weekend lounging on the couch reading and binge watching the first season of Mad Men (so good!). The puppies have discovered that I love snugging so they’ve been having their nap time cuddled up with me.
I’m trying to get into the habit of cooking more. Lately we’ve been eating out a lot…like this week we at out twice on Thursday, once on Friday, then for breakfast this morning. It’s embarrassing. I’m really trying to save money, and this is definitely not the way to do it. So my goal is to cook more…and to utilize our slow cooker for days where we are going to be away from home for a good part of the day. I made a chicken dish yesterday and today I’m making ribs in the cooker so it’s a good start. My previous experiences with slow cookers have been bland and dull so the fact that I’m actually finding recipes that appeal to ,my taste makes me feel much better and definitely more willing to utilize the cooker for those days when I know we’re not going to be home for a good portion of the day…knowing we have something yummy waiting for us will make it much easier to come home on an empty stomach.
Well, I think I’m going for that walk now. It’s almost 5pm so if I don’t go now, I probably won’t go at all.