Murphy Is Part Wolf (Clearly)

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After breakfast yesterday morning, I headed out for a run. It was chilly, but sunny outside, so I grabbed my gloves and slathered sunblock on my face, neck, and hands (everything else was covered). I also grabbed my iPhone and Flip Belt (because I am obsessed with it).

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Workout

I put the David Guetta station on Pandora, enjoyed the scenery, and zoned out for 6 glorious miles. I love letting my mind wander on runs. It totally relaxes me. I finished in 51:15 (8:32 pace).

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Lunch

After my run, I came home, stretched, showered, and then cooked lunch, which was a big bowl of scrambled egg whites with green bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes. I also ate some coconut butter straight from the jar.

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Dinner

I spent the rest of the afternoon catching up with work and emails, so when Mal came home and offered me a glass of wine around 5:00 PM, I was all about it.

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Mal and I chatted for a bit and then he got to work grading tests on the dining room table. Meanwhile, I started making dinner.

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I planned to make a cauliflower mac & cheese with ground turkey, onion, and kale, but it kind of bombed. It tasted good, but it was pretty runny, so I’m going to try making it again at some point.

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I grated 4 cups of cheese for this recipe, so Murphy was psyched when I brushed the remnants on the floor when I was cleaning up. It keep him busy for at least 10 minutes and now our floor is super clean.

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After dinner, Mal and I watched The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which neither of us had ever seen. We had already watched everything in our DVR and there wasn’t anything else on TV that really peaked our interest, so New Moon was a good option. We liked it and it kept us entertained.

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When the movie ended, Mal turned to me and said: “Can you believe Murphy is a descendent of wolves?” For some reason, the thought of our spoiled dog being related to wolves totally cracked me up. Even thinking about his fancy curly tail makes me laugh this morning.

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Look at this dog.

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He’s clearly a decedent of the wolf.

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Are you excited about the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 on Friday? Have you read the Twilight books? Are they worth reading?

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63 Comments

  1. I’m a big Twilight fan so i’m very excited about the movie coming out. I read the first book by accident! I was on honeymoon in Thailand and was catching an overnight train, as i do not tend to sleep well on public transport and forgot to pack a book, i ran into the book shop at Bangkok train station and had the choice between Twilight or a rubbish chick lit book, so i went for Twilight and never looked back! I managed to read 3 of the 4 books on honeymoon!!! I have to say the books are soooo much better than the films, i may start reading them again 🙂

  2. I haven’t read the books but I’ve seen all the movies. I resisted the whole Twilight thing for so long. Then I couldn’t fall asleep one night and Eclipse was on so I watched it. I then proceeded to watch all the movies. The movies aren’t cinematic masterpieces but they are entertaining. I love me some Robert Pattinson! 🙂

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