Oh hey, I’m posting and it’s not Monday. As Erin would say, whot!?
As I have previously mentioned, I have been house-sitting for the past week for close friends. In addition to being the most amazing foster family to my dog, Maggie, they also have two cats. It’s been a full house! It has also been a learning experience for me, because as we all know I am not an animal person by nature.
Some things I’ve learned:
1. Animals make you happy. How can you be sad or angry when a furry face is staring up at you, so grateful that you are sharing an apple slice? Even when you’ve just cleaned up some wayward turds that didn’t make it outside because your dog is 15 years old and slightly incontinent. TMI? Sorry.
2. Animals make you crazy. I talk to myself on the regular, but around the animals I took it to a whole new level. I thought they might enjoy hearing my voice, but by the end of the week I’m positive they thought I was nuts.
3. I’m definitely a “dog” person, but my inner animal is a cat. This was my first prolonged period of time spent around kitties, and I realized we have a lot in common – sensitive, inquisitive, enjoys comfort, and needs constant access to a toilet.
4. Sometimes you need to take pills, and that’s okay. I am allergic to cat hair. Generally I eschew most forms of medication, but this week I was on a double-shot cocktail of Claritin and Benedryl to take the edge off of my runny nose and itchy eyes. Guess what? I’m still here!
I didn’t cook or take too many pictures this week. It was super hot and after I got home in the afternoon I was pretty stagnant. Cereal for breakfast, and easy lunches/dinners. You know?
Smart Bran with banana and almond milk.
Puffins and raspberries in almond milk.
Fried egg sandwiches on sprouted english muffins…cooked in lots of butter and lazily eaten off of cutting boards.
Salads – still loving the sweet potato/almond butter combo!
Well I’m going to tidy up around here and then head over to my mom’s, where I will be house-sitting some plants! Ha!
Have a great weekend!
Jam of the day: Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks”