*My little Honey Boo Boo Dog got his teeth cleaned on Monday and had a little surgical procedure to biopsy his nose so we can see how severe his autoimmune situation is. You guys I WAS A WRECK. Both Garrett and I slept terribly the night before knowing that I’d be dropping him off in the morning to eventually get put under for a period of time, and man it was a dark time until our fluffy white dog was back home dominating the couch and providing snuggles free of charge. I’m so glad we did both procedures but I NEVER want to do that again. It was a long 8 hours to be away from our little pooch, not knowing his status and when they finally called to say that he was awake and groggy (but wagging his tail, YAY!) I felt like I had dropped a 100 lb sandbag off my back. Of course he has to wear the cone when we aren’t around until he gets his nose stitches out, which is the saddest thing ever. But we are just GLAD HE IS HOME AND OK!
*The other day I found myself longing for the days when I was reading the Twilight series. How sad is that, you guys? I’ve read some good books since, of course, but I have not been fully WRAPPED UP in a set of books since that damn Twilight series and I miss it. This is the perfect time of year to hang a “Don’t Bother Me, I’m Reading” sign around my neck and curl up under a blanket or in a piping hot bathtub. I want to read a cliff hanging series of books that I can’t put down! I’m all for suggestions.
*So the other night I had a totally spiritual moment while watching Dawson’s Creek. I KNOW. Bear with me for a second. So Garrett and I have been slowly making our way through the series for months now and we have officially reached the college years. Dawson’s Dad just…uh, well…you know if you have already watched it (the fact that I feel compelled to not spoil a 15 year old series is probably stupid, but I do) and Katie Holmes is off at college and there is this scene where her roommate walks in and is bitching about the boys who like her vs. the boys who like Katie Holmes and she makes the comparison that Katie Holmes has all these Tom Cruise type gentlemen who are into her.
You guys, it was 2001. How freaky weird is it that in 5 years she would be MARRIED TO HIM? I mean, so weird, right? She had no idea! Both Garrett and I kind of looked at each other like man, I bet it was not even a possible thought in her mind. So then of course I went down this giant rabbit hole of thought about what will happen to all of us in the future that we CAN’T EVEN FATHOM right now. Obsessive planners like me need to have these Dawson’s Creek moments every once in a while, just to give ourselves permission to just let life happen you know? It’s all unfolding as it should. Should we do a group Om or something?
Nah, let’s skip it.
*So on the opposite end of the spiritual spectrum, I need some good leggings, you all. I have some cheapy $8 Target leggins but they are flimsy and not that warm and sort of for looks only and seem like they are one wash away from completely unraveling even though they are not that old, so I wonder: Where does one buy some good, warm-ass leggings? You people who live in cold weather states have to have suggestions. I don’t even mind if it’s a bit of an investment.
*On the non-investment spectrum, you guys NEED NEED NEED these sweatpants. They are about the most comfortable, soft, awesome sweatpants known to man. There is my PSA. I am not even joking, they are PERFECT.
*If you don’t eat dairy, please disregard this message. If you do, please eat this Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili. I don’t eat beans and corn so I omitted those ingredients and then served it over a giant bowl of roasted kale and it was Tasty Town!
*Lame Technology Question Alert: We are looking into getting some sort of tablet, is this what they are called? Basically I want an iPad but I don’t want to spend a million dollars because I am primarily going to use it for looking at recipes while cooking in the kitchen. Also, I’d like to be able to read Kindle books. IMPART YOUR WISDOM ON ME PLEASE! Do you have one? Do you love it? Did you buy an iPad and want to convince me it totes worth the cash to just have an iPhone with a bigger screen? Let’s discuss!
*I have more down vests than a normal person should but I really want one with a fur hood and I just wanted to let you know so that you won’t be shocked next season when I show up on Real Housewives of New Jersey with huge hair wearing one. Where I would belong.
And how are YOU?