I apologize in advance for the randomness of this post. I have gotten a bit behind on things and want to catch up before moving on.
The past week has been more or less swallowed up by the Great Purge of 2015. I have tried to go through almost everything we own and pare down some of the unnecessary stuff. Because I want to recoup a little of that "wasted" money I planned a yard sale. Unfortunately, I planned it for a yucky day. Originally, I wanted to try one of those Friday evening sales. It seems those are pretty popular as people drive home work. There was a threat of rain and Saturday was supposed to be better. So I passed on Friday.
Turns out Saturday was much worse than Friday evening. I had to cover up a couple times Saturday morning. It was so frustrating. Thankfully, we were somewhat prepared with the tarps. Between showers, I was frantically drying items and repricing items whose prices washed away in the rain. Thankfully some customers showed up between showers.
The first of the month is heart worm medicine time for Millie. She gets a monthly dose that comes nicely packaged as a yummy little treat. Ha! Evidently, Millie hates the treats. Yesterday morning she put me through quite the ordeal getting June's dose down her stubborn little beak.
1) I gave her the whole treat. She took it to her crate and proceeded to spit it out and than sat in front of it so I couldn't reach it. I got her out of the crate and retrieved the slimy treat.
2) I thought maybe if it cut it into four small pieces I could toss them to her. Maybe she would catch them and swallow before she realized what it is (like she does every other treat). By the way, one should take care while cutting up slimy treats - they aren't very cooperative. Piece number one was a complete fail - Millie missed the catch and the treat dropped to the floor. Of course, Zommie was waiting and she quickly snatched and ate it before I could stop her. Well, at least she is covered for heart worms in June.
3) Millie loves peanut butter, so I thought.maybe a smear of peanut butter on the treat would disguise it and she would happily gobble them up. Nope, she took the treat got all the peanut butter off and spit out the now even slimier treat.
4) Finally, I was left with no choice but to pry my Rottweilers jaws open and stuff the remaining three gross l slimy peanut buttery treats down her throat.
I am pretty sure come July, I am going straight to step 4 - minus the slime and peanut butter. I will just open up her mouth and stuff it down her throat. No pretending it is a treat!
The garden is coming along . I picked the first peas this week. Just one pod was ready, but it was delicious. I am hoping to get enough at one time for at least a serving :)
One of my favorite meals this week made me happy on a couple of different levels. First, it was delicious. Second, it made me realize how great it is to have healthy foods on hand. I was packing my lunch with no particular plan. I had two corn tortillas left, some leftover buffalo chicken, some bell peppers already sliced so I decided "tacos" would be good. I added lettuce and radish from the garden. I also had some cantaloupe cut up and ready to eat in the fridge. So it took me about 30 seconds to pull together this yummy lunch because everything was ready to go. This definitely reinforces to me the power of prep!
I went to link up the Weigh In Wednesday this morning and I see it has closed down :( It makes me a little sad when things end. I am sure some of you reading now found my blog through that link up. I know I found several of my favorite blogs through that link up. I hope we will continue to stay in touch as we move forward with our journeys :)