You know that new show on HBO “Last Week with John Oliver?” (if you don’t know it, watch it, he’s REALLY funny). Well, this is last week with Grechen. Since my routine has been all out of whack (thanks Dagny!!), I avoided the computer altogether this weekend and skipped my “this week” post. So here it is:
What I Bought
A new pair of running shoes. Although I think my knees are toast after running on my Nike free 2.0 shoes for the last few weeks; they just weren’t supportive enough for me, and had passed their prime when I started running in them. Since I took a Pure Barre break this month but paid $100 for next month, I had $100 left in my “pure barre budget” for the shoes.
What I Got Rid of
I sent some items to theRealReal to try out their service, and because they were running a promo where if you sent them 5 items you’d get a $100 gift card to Neiman Marcus. Long story short, I’m not sure I’m getting my gift card, which is incredibly disappointing, because I wanted it to buy a new Amore Pacific CC compact. But so far, my Tibi sandals are up for sale now, and I’ll post the other items as they show up.
What I did
The whole week was pretty much consumed with Dagny: training, walking, playing…and it was the last week my step-son was here for the summer so we tried to spend more family time together.
Overall, Dangy is doing so well, she’s the sweetest girl. She’s completely house-trained now, BUT, the bell hanging from the door has definitely backfired (she uses it when she’s bored and just wants to go chase rabbits), so we’ve implemented a schedule this week so she’ll go out on our terms, not hers. I’m sure there will be an accident or two – not because she NEEDS to go, but because she wants to do it HER way (she’s very stubborn!), but we have to do this. The last few days we’ve been going out, she pees, then 30 minutes later she wants to go out again and does her #2. First, it’s our fault because we don’t necessarily keep her out there long enough to do everything, because in case you haven’t heard, IT’S HOT OUT THERE. And second, we gave her the power to ASK to go outside when she needs to.
Anyway, we’ll work through this, she’s smart – she just wants to do everything on her own terms. We also need to work on coming when she’s called, and not wanting to get in her leash, but that will come. She’s not crate training anymore; she’s been out of it for several days, but she goes in there to sleep during the day or when she wants quiet time. We crate her when we leave the house also, but she sleeps with us in the bed at night now. Something else to get used to…she’s LONG!
What I Read
I finished the Orphan Master’s Son last week, and I highly recommend it. I’m back to reading A Prayer for Owen Meany again, but I’ll admit, it’s sort of slow-going, and not as engaging as I’d like. So I’m also reading Shift by Hugh Howey, which I also highly recommend (start with Wool though) if you’re at all interested in science fiction.
What I Ate
I made this Avocado curry bisque over the weekend, and it is REALLY good, especially for dinner. I didn’t eat the whole thing at once, although it says it’s one serving (seems like 2 avocados is a lot…), and I used light coconut milk instead of full-fat. I also didn’t garnish it with anything. But it was tasty, and a good easy meal for dinner during summer.
Phew. Hopefully I’ll get back on “schedule” this week, whatever that is. It’s amazing how routine-oriented I am, and how “off” I feel when I can’t keep a schedule. But I couldn’t be happier that we let this beautiful girl into our home and hearts – she makes my day!
How was your week last week? Hope you have a good one this week!! Happy Monday 🙂