Tuesday, October 3, 2017


I love quick and easy meals that are healthy and delicious at the same time.  Last night I stopped by trader joe's to pick up a few things and also got a bag of their pre-made salad and a small box of hummus.  The ones that come in a bag also have dressing, nuts and dried fruit packaged in and cost as little as $3, it's usually enough for me to eat two meals so I had half last night and half for lunch today.  To kick things up a notch I added in one soft boiled egg, a whole ripe avocado, a scoop of hummus and sprinkled with some cayenne pepper.  The result is some serious deliciousness and I think I will be making this at least couple times a week!

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Hibiscus is my favorite tea for quite sometime now, I get mine from Mother's market and one box last me at least a couple of weeks if not more!  I like how it's caffeine free and if I add a slice of lemon there's a bit of tart flavor to the tea.  Someone once taught me that you don't need to use a new tea bag for every cup of tea, rather use a teapot and brew a whole pot with one tea bag.  Usually in the late afternoon or evening this is what I sip on and it's so comforting and delicious!


Thursday, September 21, 2017


Something weight heavily on my mind the past few weeks.  I found two pin sized lump under Kelly's nipple and decided to take her in to get it checked out.  After taking her to two veterinarians for different opinions, both recommended surgical removal.  One vet also very firmly said she should get spayed at the same time, which to me just seemed way too aggressive to have surgical procedures at two different locations at the same time.  I eventually opted for removal of the lumps and having her teeth cleaned at the same time with the second vet.  

Leading up to the day of her surgery I was a nervous wreck.  She couldn't eat anything the night before and we had to get to the vet first thing in the morning to get prepped.  I waited an hour and half until her blood work and x rates are looked at by the vet and made sure she was ok to proceed.  Turned out she had to have one of her nipple carved out completely, and the cut was almost two inches.  When I picked her up after the surgery it really hit me hard because the large cut was so scary looking and she was totally spaced out.




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After I got her home I cooked some chicken mixed with oatmeal and veggie and she was a good little eater and gobbled it all up. We just sort of watched movies and hangout on the couch without doing much.  Honestly by early evening I was pretty exhausted too.


Yesterday the lab results came out and the two tiny tumors were benign, so I just breathed a long sigh of relief.  We all got a bit shaken up this week and with both me and my pups in pretty poor shape lately, it's really got me to think about how I can maybe improve the quality of our health a bit. 




Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Kelly and I went on a little outing together, we had breakfast at a local place, I ordered an omelet and she had a few bites of a hamburger patty and some water.



After that we went to check out a local nursery so she could smell some plants and get some walk around.  I really haven't taken Kelly anywhere for a while outside my own neighborhood so I think she had a pretty good time!  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017



I love going on youtube to check out food recipes, and lately I've been hooked on this cooking channel that features a lot of old fashioned recipes.  There are so many easy and delicious meals and I've tried a few things and they all turned out pretty well.  






Monday, September 18, 2017


It's kind of embarrassing to tell the real number of years that I have not gone on a vacation, I mean vacation as in traveling to another destination, proper sight seeing, hotel etc. Mainly because I have dogs and it's just a hassle and is expensive to board them.  Fiefie got very sick once at the boarding place and he has had sensitive appetite ever since, on top of that I'm too lazy to make much of an effort for a get away so it's been pushed off indefinitely.  This past week though I've been having a stay-cation relaxing at home, suddenly I have time to make homemade meals and fix broken things around the house and have good snuggles with my pups.

This vintage pin has been sitting in my drawer for months and months because a couple of tiny rhinestones fell off.  I didn't want to be bothered until I found a tube of gorilla glue in the junk drawer and decided I'd better put the rhinestones back on the brooch before I lose them.  Couple minutes later, viola!  It's like I have a new brooch again!

Anyhow, it's so nice to just take sometime off and stop hustling everyday, I'm just enjoying doing very little and eating lots of homemade healthy food and slowly getting my energy level back.  Life can be real complicated or real simple, simpler is always better. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Bella likes to sit by the window and get a peak outside in case a bird or squirrel comes by, it's kind of dog tv for her.  The information card at the shelter said she's some kind of Havanese mix, which I looked up and apparently her specialty was being the perfect size for snuggles, she loves kisses too so that's another one of her specialties. 

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