What do Donald Trump, Boy George, and Murphy all have in common?
They all share the same birthday, which is TODAY! My little pug is two years old!
Here’s Murphy the day we took him home:
I can’t get over how tiny he was! He’s such a monster pug now!
If you were reading CNC a year ago, you might remember this post: We’re Terrible Parents. It’s because Mal and I totally forgot about Murphy’s first birthday. A whole week went by before we remembered, so we made sure to make a big deal out of his birthday this year. (We’ve already sung happy birthday to him twice this morning.)
I spent $18 on the birthday dog yesterday. Well, technically, I only spent $3 because Grandma Dona gave Murphy a gift card for Christmas, so I finally cashed it in yesterday. Thanks, Grandma!
Mal and I were so excited about the goodies for Murphy, we let him have a toy on the eve of his birthday. Needless to say, the pug was PSYCHED!
Lots of playing ensued.
And then chewing.
And more chewing.
About 45 minutes later, this happened:
That didn’t’ take long! Dogs are so destructive!
Once the stuffing was removed, the playing continued.
Last Night’s Dinner
Last night’s dinner featured a couple of goodies from Trader Joe’s. The first: Veggie Kabobs! These babies were awesome! I don’t usually buy prepared foods, but the kabobs were totally worth the money, especially for the variety of veggies (zucchini, squash, three types of peppers, mushrooms, onions) and convenience.
Dinner also included Mac & Cheese Bites, which, clearly, I was psyched about trying.
The Mac & Cheese Bites were good, but not amazing. I’d grade them a B. The texture and consistency were great, but the cheese flavor was pretty bland.
For breakfast this morning, I ate half of a pink grapefruit and toast with TJ’s Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds. <— Holy amazing!
Question of the Day
Have you ever heard of Birthday Astrology? Birthday Astrology combines the study of celestial bodies and birth dates to give revealing personality profiles. This link from TLC shares specific information for each sun sign and birthday, including relationship, goal, career, family, financial, and health characteristics. It’s really interesting. (For your birthday, click on your astrological sign and then scroll to your birthday for the profile.)
What does your birthday say about you? Do you think you share similar personality characteristics with other people born on the same day?