Saturday our office hosted an event for K-8 grade authors. Winners are chosen from their schools. Then the winners all come together to be honored at the county level. Without a doubt, my favorite part of the morning is sneaking away for a few minutes to peek at the books.
This book reminded me of so many friends who have adopted their dogs or volunteer with humane societies and rescue groups.
Stories like this are the payoff for those efforts.
I LOVED the artwork in this book. What a great idea to use the black paper.
Look closely and you might see my niece's eyeball peeking out of Clifford's eye. She was a great sport wearing the costume and interacting with the students. I am not sure why Clifford looks so gloomy though.
We spent a nice evening at the farm just relaxing with the dogs and a fire. It was an excellent way to unwind after a crazy work week.
I didn't do too much with the garden, but I did take a little peek. My chives are blooming. I probably shouldn't let them do that, but they are pretty and how many chives am I going to eat anyway?
I noticed a couple little volunteer dill plants coming up (oh, and some weeds too).
There was some grilling, of course. I need to work on veggie variety. I tend to grill the same things over and over again. I would love any suggestions for mixing up my grill.
In the meantime, here is what has been on my plate recently. (Yeah, there has been lots of other things going in my beak, but I am trying to focus on the "good" at the moment.)
Breakfast in bed - does it count as breakfast in bed if you have to get out of bed to get it and then get back in bed to eat it? I couldn't decide which jelly - grape and orange marmalade? My egg muffins have some of the veggies from the night before and some leftover Easter ham I froze.
Buffalo chicken tacos for dinner. I added a bit of fresh pineapple to mine. Then I ate a bunch of pineapple on the side.
Mini turkey meatloaf and veggies.
Yesterday we had a lots of rain and wind....the trees dropped a bunch of debris on Pearl. Thankfully, not harmful debris.
The problem with spring as much as I love it unfolding after a long winter, the changing seasons sets me back physically (that coupled with stress of a super busy time at work). My MS flared up and I have spent the past three days pretty much in bed trying to rest. Tomorrow I am heading back to work. There is only so long I can stay in bed with this wackiness beside you.
I actually think they were very happy to lounge with me. This little monster has a birthday coming up - she will be 15 on Sunday.
I am hoping to be back on track after my rest. I am tentatively planning a nice walk and to finish planting my garden this weekend if this body cooperates :)